Health Care Industry Conference

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Friday, April 26, 2019
Caribe Royale Resort Suites - 8101 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821-5408
8:00am - 5:50pm (opens at 7:30am) EST
Accounting and Auditing and Technical Business

Registration is Closed

Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.

$560.00 Early Registration (through 03/26/2019)
$615.00 Regular Price
$810.00 Early Registration (through 03/26/2019)
$865.00 Regular Price
Course Type: CPE Conferences
Course Code: 19/HCC
Level: Update
Vendor: Florida Institute of CPAs
Field of Study: Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Management Services, Personnel/HR, Specialized Knowledge


Ethics Course Available
From the Chair
Image: Charles Felix, CPA, CFF
Charles Felix, CPA, CFF

Charles Felix, CPA, CFFP

Few professions are as evolving as health care.  Regulatory and legislative changes contribute to the industry's thirst for current information.  The 2019 Health Care Industry Conference brings together experts in the field providing the latest data, resources and insights to keep you at the top of your game.  Whether you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran, you'll benefit from the expertise provided at this unique conference.

In addition to outstanding sessions, this event offers you the opportunity to network with leading industry vendors and socialize with your colleagues.  Register early and receive a discount.  Register as a group of 5 or more from the same organization and receive a discount.  Can't attend in person?  View selected sessions via simulcast.  Mark your calendars and be part of this annual FICPA event!

This specialized 17-hour conference covers implementation of the new standard for not-for-profits, A & A track, and a "new to health care/young CPA" track designed to get you up to speed on the things you need to know.


Don't Miss Our Town Hall in Orlando

Reasons to Attend

  • Discover the only FICPA conference that highlights accounting health care issues.
  • Get out of the trenches—take a break from the day-to-day life to sharpen your skills and work more efficiently.
  • Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear about the changes to health care under the new administration from a Florida-impacted perspective.
  • Attend a specialized track:  2 specialized tracks are available – A & A and Young CPAs/new CPAs to the field.
  • Hear first-hand from nationally recognized subject-matter experts in the field and discuss practical application of their topics in the field.
  • Network with your peers and discuss best practices and ways you can implement other firms strategies in your place of work.
  • Invest in yourself – you are only as good as the lowest level of training that you have had – why not learn from the best?  

Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs

We are offering four credit hours of ethics the day prior to the Health Care Industry Conference. 

CPAs face many complex and challenging ethical issues. This course addresses the ethical and professional obligations CPAs have to their clients, employers, colleagues, regulators, and to the public.  We will discuss recent trends in business and professional ethics along with the specific rules and requirements applicable to CPAs outlined in Florida Statutes, the Rules of the Florida Board of Accountancy, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. The course fulfills the biennial ethics requirement for Florida CPAs and is designed for professionals in public practice and those working in industry or government.

Register for the Ethics course.

Conference Materials

Conference reference materials are distributed to registrants electronically in advance of the program.  There will not be printed material available on site. This fully searchable PDF includes speaker presentations and is intended for electronic use only.


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***Nonmember fee is waived for members of FHA and HFMA for the Health Care Industry Conference only.


  • Understand the basics of health care-based accounting and issues important to those new to the field
  • Explore structure and diligence considerations for physician practice M & A transactions
  • Learn about alternative payment models
  • Examine the unique financial aspects related to medical cannabis
  • Understand the accounting implications of telemedicine
  • Explore robotic process automation (RPA) and how to optimize efficiencies
  • Track the revenue cycle by following a patient from preregistration to cash collection
  • Learn about the business of health care in the current regulatory and legislative environments


  • Raymond Monteleone, CPA

    President & Founding PartnerPaladin Global PartnersRay Monteleone is President of Paladin Global Partners, a business management consulting firm, and Partner with Dannelly, Monteleone & Associates, a full-service CPA firm. Ray focuses on strategic management, problem solving, mergers & acquisitions, compensation consulting, growing companies, and senior executive mentoring for clients worldwide in...

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  • Lynda Munion Dennis, CPA, CGFO PhD

    Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, PhD received her PhD in Public Affairs and her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida and her under graduate degree in accounting and finance from the University of West Florida.  She is a Florida CPA and Certified Government Finance Officer.  Lynda is a full-time Associate Instructor in the Kenneth Dixon School of Accounting at the University...

    Read more about Lynda Munion Dennis here
  • Joel Anthony Knopp, CPA

    ShareholderMSL CPAs & AdvisorsJoel Knopp is a shareholder with MSL’s Governmental Practice Group.  Joel has over 20 years of experience in accounting and auditing and has provided services to numerous municipalities, counties, school boards, special districts, and not-for-profit organizations.Joel has performed audits on over 50 governmental entities subject to Government Auditing Standards and...

    Read more about Joel Anthony Knopp here
  • Aurelio Manuel Fernandez

    President and Chief Executive OfficerMemorial Healthcare SystemAurelio has been a healthcare professional for over 40 years in the Tri-County market. Nine years ago he joined Memorial Hospital Miramar as Chief Executive Officer. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Memorial Healthcare System in 2012.  Aurelio was recently appointed President and Chief...

    Read more about Aurelio Manuel Fernandez here
  • Farlen Halikman, CPA, CHFE

    ShareholderMoore Stephens Lovelace CPAs & AdvisorsFarlen has over 32 years of experience in CPA practice and is recognized by the AICPA as an expert in healthcare-industry accounting and auditing matters. Currently serving his second appointment to the AICPA Health Care Expert Panel, he and the other 11 CPA’s on the panel are involved in the process of developing the accounting and auditing...

    Read more about Farlen Halikman here
  • Jeff Goolsby, CPA, CGMA

    ShareholderMoore Stephens Lovelace, PAJeff Goolsby is a Shareholder with Moore Stephens Lovelace where he serves as the Firm’s Acute Care Practice Leader and Office Manager of the Tampa location.   He has more than 20 years of public and private experience specializing in health care and non-profit organizations.  Jeff is a member of both the FICPA’s Health Care and Non-Profit Planning Committee...

    Read more about Jeff Goolsby here
  • Kathryn A Reep

    Kathy Reep has more than three decades of leadership experience in the healthcare industry. Her hospital setting expertise is in compliance, financial advisory, reimbursement, and managed care. Kathy has helped with Medicare, Medicaid, workers’ compensation, reimbursement, and many other complex programs and issues. She is a thought leader and provider educator, helping hospitals navigate...

    Read more about Kathryn A Reep here
  • Amanda Brady, CPA, MBA

    Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting OfficerAdventHealthMandy Brady serves as senior vice president, finance and chief accounting officer for AdventHealth. In this role, she provides oversight to strategic finance areas, such as capital and balance sheet planning, corporate accounting and finance functions and the company-wide budgeting and financial reporting processes. ...

    Read more about Amanda Brady here
  • Brandon Slauter, CPA

    Senior Manager, Audit ServicesRSM US LLPSummary of experienceBrandon has over 16 years of public accounting experience serving clients in the healthcare, insurance, nonprofit, agriculture, real estate, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, and defense contracting industries. He has served as a consultant to a local nonprofit and was instrumental in coordinating their revenue and compliance...

    Read more about Brandon Slauter here
  • Susan Lori Friend, CPA

    National Assurance DirectorBDO USA, LLCSusan Friend has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting specializing in the government sector. She most recently served as the Director of the Accounting Division for Broward County, FL, the 15th largest county in the country where she was responsible for establishing accounting policies to ensure compliance with Governmental Accounting...

    Read more about Susan Lori Friend here
  • Michael R Mendez, CPA

    Senior Manager, Audit ServicesRSM US LLPMike joined RSM in 2006, providing audit, accounting and review services. His experience includes serving several hospitals and health systems along with private equity, public and private companies within the health care industry. Mike is solely devoted to serving the health care industry. 

    Read more about Michael R Mendez here
  • Charles Felix, CFF,CGMA,CPA

    Charles Felix is the owner/publisher of the South Florida Hospital News and the Cannabis News. In more than 4 decades of achievement, Mr. Felix has demonstrated a wide-ranging expertise that includes business strategy, corporate finance management, labor relations and negotiations, management development and leadership, commercial real estate management, brand and image development, and government...

    Read more about Charles Felix here
  • Emily J Smithson, CPA

    Manager – Tax ServicesPYC PCEmily prepares and reviews tax returns for corporations, partnerships, trusts, individuals, and tax-exempt entities. Her primary area of expertise is compliance and reporting of tax-exempt organizations, with a focus on hospitals and hospital systems. She also has gained a wealth of experience developing the income tax provision and internal controls of a multi-national...

    Read more about Emily J Smithson here
  • Marshall McCrae Bennett

    Read more about Marshall McCrae Bennett here
  • Kirk Patrick Cornack, CPA

    Manager, AuditRSM US LLPKirk has over six years of experience providing audit services at RSM US LLP. He provides audit, accounting and review services. Kirk’s experience includes serving companies across a variety of industries, while primarily focusing on health care (for-profit and nonprofit).

    Read more about Kirk Patrick Cornack here
  • Richard LeComte

    Senior Vice President – Healthcare BankingBank of Oklahoma Financial CorporationRich LeComte started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Irvine, California in 2003.  He left the firm in 2006 and pursued a career in Commercial Banking by going through the Corporate Lending training program at SunTrust Bank.  Rich has held various roles in Commercial Banking, and for the last 10 years has...

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  • David McMillan, CPA

    Managing Principal of Strategy & Integration ServicesPYA PCDavid McMillan, CPA, leads strategic planning exercises, merger & acquisition projects, and provides physician-hospital alignment and advisory services to executives and boards of directors.  David’s experience includes the design and valuation of many transactions ranging from compensation arrangements to mergers and acquisitions.  He is...

    Read more about David McMillan here
  • Kyle Kramer, FACCA, FAAMA

    DirectorPinnacle Healthcare ConsultingKyle has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and a proven track record for building teams and delivering results that enhance patient care delivery. His expertise includes organizational strategy and transformation, physician engagement and leadership, business development, strategic partnerships, operations enhancement and systems...

    Read more about Kyle Kramer here
  • Clinnie F. Biggs Jr.

    Director, Healthcare ConsultingRSM US LLPClinnie Biggs is a director in RSM’s Healthcare Consulting practice. He has over 30 years of experience and expertise specializing in the health care industry. Clinnie has served on many engagements for hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, physician practices, oncology hospitals and physician practices (both for-profit and not-for-profit)...

    Read more about Clinnie F. Biggs Jr. here
  • Lindsey W Roe

    Lindsey is a Partner in our Chicago Health Care practice. Lindsey started her professional career at EY in Indianapolis, Indiana and has over fourteen years of experience performing and managing audit services for SEC registrants, large and small community-based health providers, nonprofit, multi-location health systems, academic medical centers and other health-related organizations, as well as...

    Read more about Lindsey W Roe here
  • Michael Andrew Shamblin

    Managing Principal of Audit & Assurance ServicesPYA, PCMike leads PYA’s Audit & Assurance practice area, including the Firm’s Top 15 nationally ranked audit practice of large multi-hospital health systems. He oversees Audit & Assurance services for a variety of industries, including healthcare providers and financial institutions, across the Firm’s five office locations. Mike’s clients include...

    Read more about Michael Andrew Shamblin here
  • Justin Raymond Silva, MST, CPA

    Senior Manager, Tax Consulting ServicesRSM US LLPJustin Silva is a tax senior manager in RSM’s Fort Lauderdale, FL office and is the firm’s Regional Practice Leader of RSM’s Accounting Methods practice. Justin is responsible for providing tax consulting services to privately held and SEC-registered clients across numerous industrial and consumer product industries including Manufacturing...

    Read more about Justin Raymond Silva here
  • Scott J Mariani, JD

    A nationally-recognized presenter on topics related to healthcare and tax exempts with over 25 years of tax consulting and compliance service experience to both the healthcare and tax exempt sectors specializing in providing tax advice to integrated healthcare delivery systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, physicians, colleges and universities, foundations, associations, nursing homes and...

    Read more about Scott J Mariani here
  • Omosede Ogiamien

    Partner | Risk and Financial AdvisoryDeloitteOmosede is a well-respected and energetic leader who enjoys helping clients critically think through business and accounting issues to provide them with a sustainable and repeatable solution enabled with a strong business process and leading technology. Omosede’s major area of focus includes preparation of financial statements, adoption of new...

    Read more about Omosede Ogiamien here
  • Andy Jenkins, CPA

    Partner, Transaction Advisory ServicesRSM US LLPAndy leads RSM’s healthcare transaction advisory services group. He focuses on buy- and sell-side transaction advisory services, and has substantial experience working with private equity firms, as well as investment banking and strategic clients.Andy has successfully completed due diligence on more than 75 healthcare transactions, including...

    Read more about Andy Jenkins here
  • Jana Kolarik

    PartnerFoley & Lardner LLPJana Kolarik is a partner and health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on health law issues, including health regulatory due diligence; requirements and risks related to acquisitions and sales of for-profit and not-for-profit health care entities; fraud and abuse issues such as anti-kickback and self-referral law compliance; enrollment, coverage...

    Read more about Jana Kolarik here
  • Tynan Kugler

    Tynan O. KuglerPrincipal – Healthcare ConsultingPYA, PCTynan’s experience includes performing valuations and fair market value analyses of medical practices and ancillary service lines for a variety of physician and hospital transactions. Additionally, her experience includes conducting medical staff development plans, physician need analyses, and market assessments. Tynan has 19 years of...

    Read more about Tynan Kugler here
  • Ryan Willhite, CIA, CISA, CFE

    Senior Audit ManagerCrowe Healthcare Risk ConsultingRyan Willhite is a Senior Audit Manager for Crowe Healthcare Risk Consulting. In this role, he leads the internal audit teams for the Iowa and Fargo Divisions of the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) national system as well as facilitating the CHI-wide compliance monitoring program for clinical research. He has managed audits in a variety of...

    Read more about Ryan Willhite here
  • Monica R Chmielewski

    PartnerFoley & Lardner LLPMonica R. Chmielewski is a partner and health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She focuses her practice solely in representing health care providers and pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the area of health care, health care transactional work, clinical research and food and drug law. Ms. Chmielewski is co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Industry Team...

    Read more about Monica R Chmielewski here
  • Domenic J Segalla

    Principal, Team Leader, Healthcare Advisory GroupWithumSmith+Brown, PC• More than 20 years of healthcare experience this covers a broad spectrum of financial/operational executive level positions.• Has worked primarily in large academic acute care hospitals but had oversight for long-term care and physician practices.• Extensive experience in integration and consolidation of a newly acquired...

    Read more about Domenic J Segalla here
  • Fraser Cobbe

    PresidentCobbe Consulting & ManagementFraser Cobbe, a Political Science major from Florida State University, currently serves as President of Cobbe Consulting & Management, an Association Management Company that specializes in managing physician organizations.  Fraser has served as Executive Director of the Florida Orthopaedic Society (FOS) since 2001.   In 2007, Fraser formed Cobbe Consulting &...

    Read more about Fraser Cobbe here
  • Eric Waldenmaier

    Vice PresidentPaymerangAs Vice President at Paymerang, Eric maintains partnerships with various state and national associations to reach audiences through webinars, conferences and referrals. For over 5 years, he has helped clients streamline vendor disbursements, eliminate fraud and earn millions of dollars through their AP departments.

    Read more about Eric Waldenmaier here
  • Kenya Woodruff

    PartnerKatten Muchin Rosenman LLPKenya Woodruff is a partner in the firm's Health Care practice. Her practice is dedicated to health care regulatory counsel and the design and execution of related merger, acquisition and joint venture strategic partnerships. Kenya focuses on the creation and maintenance of compliant health care operations and structures for physicians, hospitals, home health and...

    Read more about Kenya Woodruff here
  • Matthew Kirchner

    Read more about Matthew Kirchner here
  • Karen Meador

    Managing Director and Senior Physician ExecutiveBDO USA, LLPDr. Karen Meador, a board-certified pediatrician, has 25 years of healthcare experience, having served in numerous clinical and administrative leadership roles within healthcare systems and primary care organizations. Karen has expertise in leading collaborative multidisciplinary teams in creating and expanding innovative high-quality...

    Read more about Karen Meador here
  • Alejandro Romillo

    President and Chief Executive OfficerHealth Choice Network Inc.Alejandro Romillo is president and chief executive officer of Health Choice Network of Florida and Health Choice Network Inc. Romillo, oversees the strategic direction of the Florida-based, non-profit Health Center Controlled Network. With employees across the United States and operating in 21 States, Health Choice Network is one of...

    Read more about Alejandro Romillo here
  • Calvin E Glidewell Jr

    inspirEx Healthcare StrategiesCalvin Glidewell is widely recognized as a highly accomplished healthcare executive with over thirty-years of advancing positions of effective leadership. Viewed by his colleagues as an extremely humble professional, he possesses a unique ability to transform struggling organizations into highly productive, award-winning corporate cultures. Earning his Bachelor of...

    Read more about Calvin E Glidewell Jr here
  • Jaime Caldwell

    PresidentSouth Florida Hospital & Healthcare AssociationJaime Caldwell is currently the president of the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association (SFHHA).  The SFHHA is a trade association representing the interests of hospitals and healthcare providers in southeast Florida.  Mr. Caldwell is responsible for supporting the mission of the association to “Improve the efficient delivery of...

    Read more about Jaime Caldwell here
  • Ryan Brandt, CPA, MS

    Read more about Ryan Brandt here

Major Topics:

  • Orientation to health care accounting
  • Alternative payment models
  • Physician practice M & A transactions
  • Accounting for software implementation
  • Revenue cycles
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Robotic process automation



Designed For:

CPAs and financial professionals practicing in the health care industry.


CPAs and financial professionals practicing in the health care industry.

Event Promotions

First Time Attendees

NEWHCC19 promo code offer valid for first-time attendees, applies to in-person or simulcast registration and does not apply to non-member fees. Discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases/registrations.


Young CPAs use YCPAIC19 promo code and save $150. Offer for CPAs 35 and under, applies to in-person or simulcast registration and does not apply to non-member fees.  Discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases/registrations.