The implementation of tax reform is taking top priority at the IRS as guidance is needed on how various provisions impact exempt organizations. However, the IRS and others continue to focus on other aspects of the tax law that impact exempt organizations through examinations, rulings and continued scrutiny of the community benefit provided. In this session we will cover a variety of tax topics that need to be on the minds of critical access hospital leaders. As Medicare cost-reimbursement is important to the survival of your critical access hospital, changes and interpretations of the rules and regulations can impact that reimbursement from year-to-year. This session will also discuss recent interpretations coming from Medicare Administrative Contractors that could impact your reimbursement.
• Review key aspects of tax reform that impacts critical access hospitals.
• Discuss guidance that has been provided to date.
• Identify areas of focus for the IRS in enforcing tax law specific in the hospital segment.
• Provide clarity on recent MAC interpretations.
• Discuss strategies to improve your current cost-based reimbursement.
Eide Bailly Facilitators
Kim Hunwardsen, CPA |Partner, Exempt Organization Tax
Kim has more than 25 years of experience serving health care and tax-exempt clients. She provides tax consulting, planning and compliance services to a variety of health care and nonprofit organizations. Kim has experience consulting on mergers and acquisitions, formation of tax-exempt entities, unrelated business income studies, compensation and benefits issues, IRS examinations, charitable giving and restructuring. She also assists hospitals with community health needs assessments and ensuring they are in compliance with the exemption requirements under 501(r). Kim speaks on topics relevant to nonprofit and healthcare organizations throughout the country.
Brian Bertsch | Principal
Brian has more than 21 years of experience helping critical access hospitals improve their financial stability. He specializes in assisting critical access hospitals on compliance with Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party reimbursement rules and regulations to achieve proper reimbursement for services performed. Brian also provides education to critical access hospital staff, board members and constituents on Medicare reimbursement for critical access hospitals.
CPE Credits: 1
CPE Category: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Internet Based Group
Additional Information: No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Jason McKeever at 701.476.8773.