Pre-Conference Workshop: Healthcare Finance 101 for the Clinical Team

December 2014

Conference Details:
This is an optional pre-conference  workshop, prior to the Medicare Advantage Strategic Business Symposium. This brand new workshop has been designed specifically to bring clinicians up to spead on the financial aspects of accountable care that they need both for the conference to follow, and for professional success in 2015.
Hotel Info:

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Prices:
Medicare/Medicare Advantage/Medicaid Health Plans, Physician Groups, Hospitals, Hospital Systems
Service Providers

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Group Discounts:
Register 3 people and receive 10% off ***
Register 4 people and receive 15% off ***
Register 5 people or more and receive 20% off ***

If you'd like to be invoiced, please submit your contact details on the registration page and select "Please invoice me" at the bottom of the page.

If you are interested in sponsorship, exhibiting, or speaking opportunities, please call 212-532-9898 or email
Subject to approval. To qualify you must be currently employed by a non-vendor company. Eligibility will be verified by conference producer. Opal reserves the right to allocate places and to refuse applications.

*Non-Sponsor Health Plans may receive a maximum of 5 complimentary registrations

*Health plans must be CMS approved as Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Medicaid health plans

***Registrations must be made online on the same date. Discount will be applied after all registrants have been received.

Registration price reflects $100 online discount

2013 Agenda (current as of 8/23/13)
Past Pre-Conference: Thursday, December 12, 2013
7:00 am

Pick up your name badge & conference materials. Enjoy a cup of coffee, and mingle with the attendees, exhibitors, and speakers.
Note: Continental breakfast will be served during this early riser session.
8:00 am
Opal Events’ Welcome
8:05 am
Healthcare Finance 101: Financial Intelligence for Clinical Leaders and Practitioners

This special pre-conference workshop is designed to bring you up to speed on healthcare finance terms and
practices so that you are well-situated to get the most from the two day conference to follow.

Note: Bilingual speakers will be on hand - questions in Spanish encouraged.

Rising healthcare cost and the implementation of the ACA in 2010 shifted the way providers engage payers and patients. As a busy clinical leaders and practitioners, you face ever increasing challenges in managing your medical practices and making key decisions under ACO model. Like many clinicians and leaders in healthcare organizations, you may feel uncomfortable incorporating the healthcare financials into your day-to-day operations.
This session is specifically designed for clinical leaders and practitioners to provide essentials of healthcare financial management and measurement, as well as hands-on activities to enhance your learning.
At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  •  Understand how the U.S. healthcare financing systems work
  •  Apply healthcare financial tools in your daily work
  • Understand what the healthcare financial statements are really telling you
  • Understand how to use financial ratios and data to assess financial health
  •  Know how to calculate return-on-investment (ROI)
  • Utilize financial data to understand cost and revenue drivers and Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP)
  • Understand the basics of the revenue cycle management

Industry Fellow, Center for Digital Transformation, Faculty, The Paul Merage School of Business, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

10:30 am
Refreshment Break
12:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop Adjourns
Complimentary box lunch provided for workshop attendees & speakers.
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