“Can You Survive the Impending Medicaid Cuts?” QHR Webinar Explores Fiscal Realities Hospitals Must Face

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Medicaid enrollment has risen to a record 60 million people nationwide, yet federal stimulus dollars that help support the growing state programs are slated to expire on June 1 – leaving already cash-strapped state governments across the country wondering how they’ll close their budget gaps. At the top of the list of cost-saving measures: provider reimbursement cuts. Is your hospital positioned to survive the impending cuts to the Medicaid program? QHR’s next Hot Topic Webinar, to be held Tuesday, April 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CST, will help you find out.

This Webinar is designed to help hospital administrators understand the steps they can take now to help ensure their organization’s long-term viability, even as Medicaid reimbursements are being reduced.

Medicaid enrollment has risen to a record 60 million people nationwide, yet federal stimulus dollars that help support the growing state programs are slated to expire on June 1 – leaving already cash-strapped state governments -across the country wondering how they’ll close their budget gaps. At the top of the list of cost-saving measures: provider reimbursement cuts. Is your hospital positioned to survive the impending cuts to the Medicaid program? QHR’s next Hot Topic Webinar, to be held Tuesday, April 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CST, will help you find out.

“This Webinar is designed to help hospital administrators understand the steps they can take now to help ensure their organization’s long-term viability, even as Medicaid reimbursements are being reduced,” says Bob Wiemer, vice president of the QHR Learning Institute.

Webinar participants will learn how to:

  • Prepare their organizations for an era of reduced Medicaid reimbursement rates; and
  • Create an action plan for managing the post-June 1 Medicaid environment.

“In the Webinar, we’ll consider the importance of revenue cycle optimization, process and performance optimization, and strategic service line planning,” Wiemer adds.

To register for “Can You Survive the Impending Medicaid Cuts?” visit http://www.qhrlearninginstitute.com/events.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS:

QHR Vice President, Regulatory and Financial Reporting, John Waltko has more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience. Prior to joining Quorum in 1994, he served Ernst & Young as a manager in the company's healthcare consulting practice for five years. He also previously served five years with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, where he was a senior auditor, Provider Reimbursement and Audit. John's areas of expertise include budgeting, rate setting, financial forecasting, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, financial and operational auditing, and hospital turnarounds.

QHR Vice President, Consulting Business Development, John Johnston joined QHR in 2009. Previously, he served as senior managing director at Phase 2 Consulting and as vice president at Premier Consulting Solutions, a division of Premier, Inc. John has a successful track record of leading hospital consulting practices, developing products and services that improve hospital performance, and serving as a financial executive in two community hospital systems.

QHR (Quorum Health Resources, LLC) has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR is the market leader in hospital management, with nearly 150 current multi-year clients across the U.S. As a consulting resource, QHR is the seventh largest healthcare management consulting firm in the U.S., and the QHR Learning Institute reaches more than 10,000 healthcare professionals each year. To learn how we help hospitals Survive and Thrive, go to http://www.qhr.com.

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