Upcoming Events

Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Conference in Bloomington, MN

10/13/2020 08:30 AM - 10/14/2020 05:00 PM (CT)

Type: In Person Event

Industry: Healthcare

Cost: $500

CPE Credits: 9.5

Event Contact:

Phone: 888.876.4992

Email: gfponline@wipfli.com

Event Location:

Hilton Minneapolis

3900 American Blvd

Bloomington, Minnesota 55437

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You are invited to the annual Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Conference to receive quality education, have the opportunity to communicate directly with industry experts and to network with colleagues at other critical access hospitals and rural health clinics.

Our sessions are intended for all levels of critical access hospital and rural health clinic professionals, including administrators, CFOs, CEOs, CIOs, directors of finance, finance professionals, reimbursement analysts and office managers.

Registration Fee

Full conference (days 1 and 2)

Early Bird Pricing:  $400 per person if you register by Sept. 1

                               $500 (after Sept. 1)

RHC (day 1 only)

Early Bird Pricing:   $200 if you register by Sept. 1

                                $250 (after Sept. 1)

CAH (day 2 only)  

Early Bird Pricing:   $225 if you register by Sept. 1

                                $275 (after Sept. 1)

Registration fees include:

  • Up to 9.5 credits in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour.*
  • Reference materials (any PowerPoint presentations and/or additional references) available for download.
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment at Networking Social.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided on days one and two.
  • Refreshment breaks.

Cancellation Policy

If you should need to cancel, please contact us 888 876 4992 or email gfponline@wipfli.com for questions about this policy.


The health, well-being and safety of our participants and staff is our top priority. With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are closely monitoring this conference and will be updating participants accordingly if any changes need to be made. If Wipfli cancels the conference, we will refund your registration fee. Please consider your flight and/or hotel change/cancellation policies as you book.

Casual for a cause

All attendees are invited to wear casual attire (jeans) for a $1 donation per day. All proceeds will be matched by Wipfli and donated to a nonprofit organization. For this conference, we are thrilled to be supporting Occupaws Guide Dog Association.


National Registry of CPE Sponsors: Wipfli LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

Instructional delivery: Group-Live. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaint, cancellation, and refund policies, please contact our offices at 888 876 4992.

Hotel Information

Hilton Minneapolis, Bloomington
3900 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437

Phone Reservations: 844 856 8554
Online Reservations: Hilton Minneapolis

Room block code: Wipfli Health Care Training
Special group rate: $149

Wipfli room block available until September 18, 2020.

Daily Schedule

RHC Day: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.                   Registration

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.                   Breakfast (provided) — American Salon B/C

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.                   Welcome and Housekeeping — American Salon A

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.                 Legislative Changes that Can Impact Your RHCs — American Salon A

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.               Break

10:30 a.m. - Noon              Billing, Billing and More Billing —  American Salon A

Noon - 1:00 p.m.                 Lunch (provided) — American Salon B/C

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.                   RHC Cost Reporting — American Salon A

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.                  Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.                  Topic to be determined — American Salon A

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.                  Networking Social — Ballroom Foyer A/B Open Bar — Heavy hors d'oeuvres — “Strolling Entertainment” Magician David Farr

CAH Day: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.                    Registration

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.                    Breakfast (provided) — American Salon B/C

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.                    Welcome and Housekeeping — American Salon A

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.                  Opening Session: Panel – ‘The future of rural health’ — American Salon A

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.                Break

10:30 - Noon                        The FUNdamentals of reimbursement – yes FUN — American Salon A

Noon - 1:00 p.m.                 Lunch (provided) — American Salon B/C

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.                   The FUNdamentals of reimbursement Part 2 — American Salon A

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.                   Break

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.                   Legal Update — American Salon A

Be prepared: Download your materials prior to the conference.

All reference materials (PowerPoint presentations and/or supplemental materials) for this conference will be available on the conference app one week prior to the start. Before the conference, please download the materials to your computer/device and bring it with you to each session. If you prefer to print the materials, please bring them with you (paper copies will not be available on site).

Internet access and power outlets will be available. So as not to affect internet speeds for all attendees, please limit internet access to checking email and accessing session materials. 


Wipfli speakers:

Kelly Arduino — Wipfli

Josh Boyle — Wipfli

Jeff Bramschreiber — Wipfli

Kathi Krueger — Wipfli

Holly Pokrandt — Wipfli

Paul Traczek — Wipfli

Keith Szerkins — Wipfli

Outside speakers:

Sarah Coyne — Quirles & Brady

Sarah Coyne Sarah advises hospitals, physician groups and other health care entities on the full gamut of legal considerations that they may encounter in their day-to-day operations (such as patient safety and quality-of-care issues, medical staff bylaws and structures, physician (and other practitioner) discipline/corrective action, implementation of technology and related risk management, legal compliance, maximization of meaningful use measures, payor-provider contracting, and electronic medical record arrangements.

She works with groups of providers in creating collaborative arrangements, affiliations, mergers and acquisitions in light of the changing scope of health care reimbursement and quality/patient safety requirements and incentives. She has a robust practice in both proactively advising regarding legal fraud/abuse compliance (e.g. the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act), as well as representing entities who are being investigated, scrutinized or prosecuted by state and federal governmental entities.

Bill Finerfrock — NARHC

Bill Finerfrock has worked in and with the U.S. Congress and Federal agencies on health policy matters for nearly 40 years. In addition to numerous successes in the legislative arena, he has successfully worked on public policy and regulatory issues before the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and the Justice Department. 

Pat Schou — Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network

As Executive Director of ICAHN, Pat has the overall accountability and responsibility for the organization and its subsidiaries and reports directly to the ICAHN Board of Directors. She is also responsible for ICAHN’s Accountable Care Organization / IRCCO (Illinois Rural Community Care Organization), and she represents the organization and its members, serving as Chief Officer. Pat is currently serving as the President for the National Rural Health Association.

Tim Size — Rural WI Health Cooperative

Tim has been the Executive Director of the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative in Sauk City since helping to found it in 1979. The cooperative is owned and operated by forty-two rural hospitals with the vision that “Rural Wisconsin communities will be the healthiest in America.” He has an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA in Hospital Administration from the University of Chicago. He was awarded a W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Fellowship from 1987 to 1990 and studied Social Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program in the summer of 2009. Since 1990, he has been an adjunct member of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Terry Hill or Tracy Morton — National Rural Health Resource Center

Terry Hill is Executive Director of Rural Health Innovations and Senior Advisor for Rural Health Leadership and Policy for the National Rural Health Resource Center. Terry has more than thirty years’ experience in rural healthcare working with rural health leaders in 47 states. He facilitated seven national summit meetings, written dozens of published articles, led eleven national demonstration projects in rural health and helped to develop three national health care delivery models: critical access hospitals (CAH), frontier extended stay clinics (FESC) and frontier community health integration models (FCHIP).

Terry served as president of the Minnesota Public Health Association, twice as president of the National Cooperative of Health Networks and was Executive Director of both the National Rural Health Resource Center and the Minnesota Center for Rural Health. He testified on a variety of health topics at Congressional committees and subcommittees at the White House and participated in numerous rural health research projects. He has been teaching management and leadership for the MBA program at The College of St. Scholastica for 11 years, and previously lectured at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Terry received the 2014 Presidents Award from the National Rural Health Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rural Health Accountable Care Organization.

Tracy Morton joined the Center in 2009 and directs the development and implementation of population and community health services for hospitals, networks and states in alignment with the Center’s vision to sustain and improve health care in rural communities. She serves as a subject matter expert to clients on population health, strategic planning, community health needs assessments and strategies for transitioning to value-based health care.

She is responsible for the management of the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), including strategic planning and work plan development and implementation. In addition to providing technical support, education and information to 45 state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program grantees, she is responsible for regional and national meetings, conference calls and webinars, and managing consultant projects for Flex Programs and critical access hospitals. 

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Event Location:

Hilton Minneapolis

3900 American Blvd

Bloomington, Minnesota 55437