Protecting Critical Access Hospital Reimbursement During a Pandemic


Critical Access Webinar Series 2020

Course Description:
During the current pandemic, Critical Access Hospitals need to ensure they are optimizing Medicare reimbursement via the Medicare cost report in order to maintain their financial health. Long-term success is promoted through understanding current Medicare interpretations as well as the development of strategies to optimize reimbursement or minimize your risk. This session will provide clarity on complex cost reporting issues, along with recent interpretations due to the pandemic, to ensure your facility has the information to make decisions for sustainability of financial health.

Learning objectives: 
• Discuss recent Medicare Administrative Contractor interpretations • Review “best practices” for cost report strategies during the pandemic • Review various examples of how to improve your current Medicare reimbursement

Brian Bertsch | Principal, Healthcare Consulting | Eide Bailly 
Brian Bertsch has more than 23 years of experience assisting critical access hospitals, PPS hospitals and other rural providers improve their financial stability. His primary focus is healthcare consulting working with hospitals on Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations, preparation and review of Medicare cost reports, chargemaster/cost report reviews, market pricing analysis, and other financial improvement analyses. Brian also provides education to staff, board members and constituents on Medicare reimbursement issues.

CPE Information
CPE Credits: 
Field of Study: 
Specialized Knowledge
Level of Knowledge: Any Level
Delivery Method: 
Group-Internet Based

Additional Information: This is a Group-Internet Based Webinar. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Amy DeGeorge.

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