The Final 2019 Inpatient Hospital PPS Rule

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA
$149 MHA Member Rate
$249 Non-Member Rate
Join us at MHA’s annual program to review the final IPPS inpatient rule- we’ll cover all of the critical changes and updates important to hospitals. More information is coming soon.

Program Objectives:

- Inflation and program financial updates

- Changes to the value-based and quality programs

- Proposals on price transparency

- MS-DRG grouping and significant ICD-10 changes

- How to examine other Medicare legislative and regulatory issues applicable to acute care hospitals

Valerie Rinkle, President, Valorize Consulting
More about our faculty: 
Valerie Rinkle is President of Valorize Consulting as well as a regulatory specialist for HCPro. She has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare policy, finance, strategy, and revenue management operations.  Her expertise spans all CMS reimbursement methodologies and the operational capabilities necessary to effectively achieve accurate and defensible payment. She has extensive hospital chargemaster, OPPS and physician fee schedule, and provider-based departments experience.

Valerie also has significant experience in leading compliance due diligence in support of M&A as well as defense strategies surrounding OIG, DOJ, RAC and other audit agencies including state Medicaid programs.  She has served as an expert witness in litigation. 

Valerie is a frequent public speaker including as an annual presenter on OPPS at the Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Policy by the American Health Lawyers Association where she co-presents with CMS representatives.
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