Health Care Industry Conference Live Stream

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Webcast or Webinar, Online
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.

$585.00 Regular Price
$835.00 Regular Price
Course Type: CPE Conferences
Course Code: 20/HCCWEB
Level: Update
Vendor: Florida Institute of CPAs
Field of Study: Accounting, Business Management & Organization, Computer Software and Applications, Specialized Knowledge, Information Technology


From the Chair
Image: Charles Felix, CPA, CFF
Charles Felix, CPA, CFF

Charles Felix, CPA, CFFP

During these challenging times, our industry is uniquely aware and involved in the ever-changing, day-to-day influences related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For the safety of our speakers, sponsors, staff and attendees, the FICPA has taken the 2020 Health Care Industry Conference virtual. Few professions are as evolving as health care.  Regulatory and legislative changes contribute to the industry's continuous thirst for current information.  This virtual 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.  We hope to see you on line with us June 23-24.

Reasons to Tune In

  • 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 current legislative and regulatory environments. 
  • Hear first-hand from nationally recognized subject-matter experts in the field and discuss practical application of their topics in the field.  
  • Invest in yourself – you are only as good as the lowest level of training that you have had – why not learn from the best?  

CPE Credit

The Health Care Industry Conference live stream qualifies for up to 16 CPE credit and is subject to change. CPE credit is subject to approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Conference Materials

Conference reference materials are distributed to registrants electronically in advance of the program. 


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


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

National Health Care Update

Time: Tuesday 8:10am - 9:00am Credits: 1 TB

Mr. Rasmussen has worked in politics and health policy in Washington for 20 years, half of that in Congress, half as a health care lobbyist. This presentation will examine the current political situation in Washington and how that impacts legislative and regulatory policy in the health field. Specifically, legislation impacting surprise medical bills, drug pricing, Medicaid DSH, site neutral payment, as well as others that become timely. Regulatory impacts will also be covered, including MFAR, price transparency proposals, and outpatient payment.


Common Mistakes Hospitals Make with Debt and How to Avoid Them

Time: Tuesday 9:00am - 9:50am Credits: 1 TB

Learn the most common mistakes not-for-profit hospitals and health systems make when issuing new debt, refunding existing debt, and managing existing debt portfolio.  These included related areas such as rating agencies, bond holders, and swaps.  Hear best practices through real life situations and anecdotes drawn from experience as an independent registered municipal advisor working with hospitals around the nation.


Forensic Accounting in Health Care:The Business TSA: Protecting Your Organization Through Vendor Credentialing

Time: Tuesday 10:00am - 10:50am Credits: 1 AA

We are all frustrated, but appreciate the TSA process at our airports. However, who among us doesn't feel safer because of it or would fly without the process? Screening is critical in business as well. We do background checks on employees before we hire them, but what do you know about the vendors we pay, who walk the halls of our healthcare systems and interact with our patients? Are they on a sanctions list, are they criminals, do they have undisclosed relationships that result in conflicts of interest, are they shell companies? During this session we will discuss best practices and what can happen if you don't know you vendors. Buyer beware!


Innovative Cloud-Based Solutions for Health Care Organizations

Time: Tuesday 10:50am - 11:40am Credits: 1 TB

In this session we will explore two innovative solutions healthcare organizations should consider. The first is really a platform innovation; Microsoft has created a bundled solution called (perhaps confusingly) Microsoft 365. It bundles security applications together with your Office 365 subscriptions. Moreover, it includes Windows 10 for your laptops and other computing devices. Together, you can now secure all your devices, including phones, with a common set of tools. Security and Compliance, along with Privacy, is perhaps the most important consideration for healthcare organizations.  Because such a large number of healthcare organizations are already using Microsoft Tools, it is important to know what these bundled tools can do.  Secondly, we will look at the new-breed of process automation tools that can move data and content from one disparate system to another when no Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) exist.  Known as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), these tools mimic human activities to automate common manual processes.  These tools can significantly reduce the time it takes to move data between systems, reduce errors, and allow you to redeploy your human capital to more productive tasks.


The Emerging Business of Cannabis

Time: Tuesday 12:40pm - 1:30pm Credits: 1 TB

The legalization of cannabis has created a multitude of business opportunities, but it has also created many questions and uncertainties for professionals advising businesses and patients. With so much legal grey area it gets difficult to navigate through this industry. Learn how experts will equip you with the essential skills you need to effectively operate in the cannabis industry, whether you are an entrepreneur, attorney, accountant or doctor.


Telehealth: A Key Driver to Transform Healthcare Value and Consumerism

Time: Tuesday 1:30pm - 2:20Pm Credits: 1 TB

Telehealth is rapidly expanding both across the nation and globally, as it provides access to patient centric quality care, improves patient outcomes and reduces spending. Telehealth services are able to provide access to continuous patient care at the right place and time, 24/7, and patients enjoy its convenience and accessibility. Telehealth is at the forefront of today’s healthcare, and it is rapidly transforming the way traditional healthcare delivery is provided. Telehealth and virtual care is evolving at a rapid pace and is facilitating changes in reimbursement and policy.


The Evolving World of Value-Based Care

Time: Tuesday 2:30pm - 3:20pm Credits: 1 TB

Learn about the evolving nature of integrated delivery and financing systems in the U.S. specifically, as well as the advancements being made in Pittsburgh at Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network.


Improving the Patient Experience with Innovative Partnerships/Approaches to Healthcare

Time: Tuesday 3:20pm - 4:10pm Credits: 1 TB

How did one of Florida’s largest health systems increase employee engagement, improve revenue cycle KPIs across the board, and yield $28 million in savings?  Through an examination of an actual case study, this presentation will cover the origin and dramatic success of an innovative revenue cycle joint venture. Learn how one of Florida’s largest health systems was able to improve  KPIs by strategically leveraging the experience and technology of both provider and vendor. Hear how this joint venture executed not only without a single lay-off but expanded the workforce. The presentation will also outline how this partnership helped the provider overcome certain challenges related to COVID-19.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Post-Pandemic Landscape: Payor-Provider Relationships

Time: Wednesday 8:10am - 9:00pm Credits: 1 TB

The global pandemic of COVID–19 has enormously impacted every corner of our world, our country and our personal and professional lives. Going forward, how we will live, work and seek medical services will change. In particular, how Hospitals, Physicians and Allied providers deliver services and how they will be paid will change, potentially drastically. Payer and Provider relationships will change, and the financial pressures will continue.  Explore some of the changes to come and how financial professionals need to prepare to face these challenges head-on.


Physician Alignment Models: Development, Facilitation, Negotiation

Time: Wednesday 9:00am - 9:50am Credits: 1 TB

Learn how to design a model for physicians and other providers to manage the cost and quality of health care.  Achieve positive revenue bonuses through various payor incentive models.  Reward providers for positive involvement at fair market value rates. Audit results for regulatory compliance.


Pricing Transparency Beyond the CDM

Time: Wednesday 10:00am - 10:50am Credits: 1 TB

This presentation will address the following objectives:
-Share leading thought from independent studies suggesting how increasing transparency, consumerism, value-driven and digital transformational forces are converging and changing HC economics; and what/where/how organizations should focus beyond the CDM to manage transparency-driven revenue risk. 
-Highlight how advanced analytics can be leveraged to drive meaningful alignment of charges among multiple locations while managing net revenue risk.
-Address the foundation and execution of rational pricing strategy balancing market, cost and net revenue objectives for general, supplies and pharmaceutical services.


Federal Regulatory Update

Time: Wednesday 10:50am - 11:40am Credits: 1 TB

Learn the latest on healthcare federal regulations and how they impact your organization.


Creating a Cybersecurity Awareness Culture

Time: Wednesday 12:40pm - 1:30pm Credits: 1 TB

IT security is a people problem, not a technology problem.  Creating a cybersecurity awareness culture is one of the most critical steps in protecting your organization.  Understanding the current threats, and what each person can do to combat those threats, is important at all levels of the organization.  Learn how to improve your tech security.


Gettiing Yourself "Out of the Box" - Strategic Planning Scenarios

Time: Wednesday 1:30pm - 2:20pm Credits: 1 TB

Advisory services are new CPA firm offerings.  Explore some of the tools, services and mindset changes required to be a successful advisor and asset to your clients.  We'll review your "tool box" and discuss how to utilize these strategies to deal with a wide range of circumstances including the current pandemic.


The Role of Private Equity in The Private Practice of Medicine

Time: Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:20pm Credits: 1 TB

Independent physicians and physician practices are facing several new challenges with regard to the practice of medicine as follows: 
  *Should they remain independent and, if so, how will they compete for patients, reimbursement dollars and professional, clinical and administrative staff?
  *Should they consider becoming part of something larger? Examples are hospital or health system employees; merging into a larger specialty or multi-specialty group; forming one's own larger group of specialties.
  *Consistent with same, consider one's own personal and financial professional practice exit strategy.
There are many variations and we will explore as many as possible during the presentation.


Audit Update

Time: Wednesday 3:20pm - 4:10 Credits: 1 AA

The 2020 Health Care Industry Conference may be virtual, but it really wouldn't be the same without Lynda Dennis.  Hear the latest in auditing from one of the most entertaining and knowledgeable A & A speakers around.



  • Learn the latest on the state of health care on the national level
  • Explore common mistakes hospitals make with debt and how to avoid them
  • Understand forensic accounting in health care
  • Hear about innovative cloud solutions for health care organizations
  • Gain insight into telehealth as a key driver for value and consumerism
  • Learn about value-based care
  • Discover the latest on physician alignment models
  • and much more!



  • Lynda Munion Dennis, CPA, PhD

    LecturerUniversity of Central FloridaLynda 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...

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  • Kathryn A Reep

    Senior Manager, Consulting/Business DevelopmentPYA, P.C.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...

    Read more about Kathryn A Reep 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...

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  • Curtis Howard Bernstein, ABV,ASA,CVA

    Curtis H. Bernstein, CPA/ABV, CVA, ASA, CHFP, MBAPartner Curtis Bernstein joined Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting in 2015 as a Principal.  Curtis has two decades of management in the provider and consulting settings.  For over the past decade, Curtis has focused on strategic and valuation consulting services around provider relationships in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Curtis...

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  • Pierre M Bogacz

    DirectorPFM Financial Advisors LLC• Pierre joined PFM in 2018 as Director after nine years running HFA Partners, an Independent Registered Municipal Advisory firm (“IRMA”) he founded to serve not-for-profit hospitals and health systems around the nation. • Previously, he worked nineteen years in the healthcare investment banking and financial consulting industry with firms including First Boston...

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  • Randy Notes

    Mr. Notes is a Principal in KPMG’s National Risk Consulting – Regulatory Compliance practice. His focus is on revenue cycle operations and improvement. Randy has over 20 years of health care experience as an operator and as a consultant to healthcare providers. Randy’s primary areas of focus are Revenue Cycle for community health systems, large integrated providers, and academic medical centers...

    Read more about Randy Notes here
  • James L. Sink

    Jim is a key leader in McGladrey’s Health Care Industry Practice and leads our National Health Care Advisory Services Practice. His professional career has focused exclusively in health care for nearly 22 years, specializing in performance improvement, revenue integrity, reimbursement strategy and regulatory compliance. Jim has invested the last 14 years of his professional career building...

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  • Robert Goodman

    Vice PresidentMidCap Advisors, LLC Robert Goodman is Vice President for Healthcare and he works with physician practices as well as other outpatient healthcare providers in support of their future plans. These plans can range from the sale to a consolidation effort to facilitating new partnerships and business combinations. The support he provides is strategic, financial and practical, and tends...

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  • Rafael G Garcia Jr, CPA

    Managing PartnerRGA AdvisoryRalph Garcia has avidly studied the evolution of the public accounting profession during his career spanning 40 plus years.  He spent most of this time with a growing regional Tampa practice beginning as a staff accountant and working his way up to leading the firm for 7 years as its Managing Partner.  During his tenure as MP, the firm was recognized as the 2010...

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  • Jeffrey Thomas Crudele

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  • Ralph Lawson, FHFMA

    Ralph Lawson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Baptist Health South Florida, Inc. Baptist Health owns six-hospitals and 21 satellite outpatient centers and is the largest private employer in Miami-Dade County. Baptist operates in three counties, with over 14,000 employees, and has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Employers in America for the last eight years by...

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  • Joseph Mario Palmar, CPA, CFE, CFF

    Chief Executive OfficerPalmar ForensicsDESIGNATIONSCertified Public Accountant 1998Certified Fraud Examiner 2009Certified in Financial Forensics 2009EDUCATIONMiami Dade Community College 1982 - 1984Graduated with honors Member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor SocietyDegree – AAFlorida Atlantic University 1984-1986Graduated with honors Vice President of Accounting Students AssociationDegree – BAA...

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  • Dale Tuttle

    Partner and Practice LeaderWithum DigitalDale Tuttle is a Partner and the Practice Leader for the Withum Digital practice. Dale has more than 20 years of experience building and operating information technology services firms. At Withum, he helps operate the Firm’s cloud transformation business and works closely with other partners to grow our cloud-focused IT consulting business. Areas of...

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  • Paul M Perry

    Practice LeaderWarren Averett, LLCPaul Perry has been with the Firm since 2004 and is a Member and the practice leader of the Security, Risk and Controls Group. Paul and his team focus on cybersecurity, information technology related projects, risk assessments, internal controls, internal audit and control-related projects, including System and Organization Control engagements.Paul is also the...

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  • Erik Rasmussen

    Read more about Erik Rasmussen here
  • Bill Manzie

    Administrative Director of TelehealthMemorial Healthcare SystemDedicated leader who blends strategic vision, strong clinical and technical background, operations and financial acumen to drive program development, performance improvements and patient satisfaction.A visionary with more than 24 years’ experience in healthcare. A proven leader known for planning, programmatic development and...

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  • Angelo Pirozzi

    EXPERIENCE Angelo is a partner in the Healthcare practice for BDO and has served the healthcare industry for over three decades. His clients include large and small physician groups, prominent academic medical centers, community-based hospitals, nursing homes, managed care companies, and a number of entrepreneurial companies serving the managed-care industry in the fields of medical equipment and...

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  • Jim Watson

    PartnerBDO Healthcare Advisory EXPERIENCE:Jim Watson is a Partner with the BDO Healthcare Advisory practice, with over 30 years of senior management experience in healthcare Strategy, Operations and Managed Care. Jim previously served as a partner of PBC Advisors, LLC, which joined BDO in February 2018.  Jim has an extensive background in working with health systems, hospitals and physician...

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  • Paula A Savchenko, Esq.

    Associate AttorneyMoffa, Sutton, & Donnini, P.APaula Savchenko is an attorney at the Law Offices of Moffa, Sutton, & Donnini, P.A, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ms. Savchenko practices primarily in the areas Administrative Law and Taxation, as she counsels and represents businesses and individuals in their dealings with government agencies. More specifically, most of her work involves state...

    Read more about Paula A Savchenko here
  • Kevin Newingham

    DirectorPinnacle Healthcare ConsultingKevin brings more than 25 years of healthcare research, strategy, marketing and management experience to Pinnacle. He is a seasoned healthcare executive and an expert in assisting organizations with the transformation from episodic care to a coordinated care model focused on wellness, prevention and disease management. His primary focus is expanding Pinnacle’s...

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  • David Hampshire

    PartnerGuidehouseDavid Hampshire is a partner in the Guidehouse Healthcare practice.  He is the global leader of the Healthcare Process Outsourcing and Technology Division. Dave has more than 35 years of management consulting and outsourcing experience serving integrated healthcare systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and health plans. Dave has extensive experience in operations...

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Major Topics:

  • Avoiding unnecessary debt
  • National health care perspective
  • Cloud-based solutions
  • Forensic accounting
  • Telehealth
  • Physician alignment models

Designed For:

CPAs and financial professionals practicing in the health care industry.



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