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HFMA Region 6 Free Webinar – Hot Reimbursement Topics for Critical Access Hospitals

May 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar will identify special Medicare rules and advantages of being a Critical Access Hospital. Other reimbursement considerations will also be addressed.
Learning Objective:
Increased understanding of what the Critical Access Hospital program is and what benefits exist to ensure you are capitalizing on all your reimbursement options.
Instructional Method: Webinar
CPE Credit:         1 CPE
Richard Reid, MPA, FHFMA, CPA – Director of Provider Payment Analytics – The Rybar Group, Inc.
Caren Puvalowski, CHFP – Lead Reimbursement Consultant – The Rybar Group, Inc.
Speakers Bio: 

Richard Reid, MPA, FHFMA, CPA

As Director of Provider Payment Analytics, Rick’s expertise covers a wide range of strategic initiatives centered on the complexities of reimbursement and payment for all provider types; including specialization in ensuring rural health providers are optimizing their opportunities.  Having worked within numerous health systems and hospitals nationwide in a variety of roles in finance departments, including multiple years as a CFO, Rick has developed a strong understanding of both present and future reimbursement and payment issues and proactively develops strategies to ensure providers are optimizing their opportunities.

Caren Puvalowski, CHFP

Caren offers over twenty-five years of CAH and other Rural Hospital financial, accounting revenue cycle and reimbursement experience. She has worked in a variety of roles in the finance departments of CAHs, including multiple years as a CFO.   Caren’s broad experience in multiple facilities has included ensuring that they optimize their payments under their CAH and rural designations. Areas of focus have included financial, reimbursement, cash flow analysis, pro-forma scenarios, accounting, general ledger, financial statements, contractual allowance, contract management and negotiations, operational efficiency, and revenue cycle analysis. Caren brings these areas of focus to effectively assist her clients.


May 9
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm




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