Description: This session is designed to provide rural hospital and clinic leaders with information needed to retain COVID funding and prepare for a single audit. BKD will recommend best practices for procedures, documentation and example methodologies for tracking various funding sources, revenues and expenses related to COVID.
BKD Speaker(s): Travis Skinner, Ally Jackson, and Ryan O’Grady
Description: Staying up-to-date on funding opportunities and associated guidance has been a challenge for all hospital leaders. BKD’s subject matter experts will share the most current information on funding sources and explore the potential downstream impact on the hospital’s the cost report.
BKD Speaker(s): Derek Pierce, Krystal Creach, Julia Mast, and Steve Parde
When: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM CST
Description: Hospitals and clinics are eager to resume operations and reach pre-COVID volumes as quickly as possible. However, with threat of a possible COVID resurgence, labor disruptions and community uncertainty, the rebound is slower than expected.
BKD Speaker(s):Kevin Rash and Jaimie Pham
When: Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM CST
Description: BKD will review the revenue cycle strategies rural hospital leaders should be aware of as they determine how to prioritize and address any backlog in revenue cycle. This session will provide leaders example of how to prioritize A/R, opportunities for uninsured COVID reimbursement programs and discuss how to manage remote staff productivity.
BKD Speaker(s): Deb Kozlowski and Brenda Christman
Part V: Physicians: Strategic Planning
When: Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM CST
Description: Proper alignment with employed and affiliated physicians continues to present challenges, especially to rural providers. With growing practice subsidies and recruitment and retention difficulties, hospital leaders must engage at a deeper level with the medical staff to achieve sustainable arrangements.
BKD Speaker(s): Randy Biernat and Mark Blessing