The Final 2021 Inpatient Hospital PPS Rule

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
Virtual Webcast
$99 MHA Member Rate
$144 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. Learn from expert speaker Valerie Rinkle during this virtual session as she covers important updates surrounding IPPS 2021. The webcast will include engaging virtual components such as breakout sessions, polls, and networking features.
IPPS 2021 – Understand Current and Future Policy Changes including:
      • Financial updates to standardized amounts, changes to codes and MS-DRG groupings
      • New technologies approved for add-on payment and how to ensure appropriate payment given caps
      • Uncompensated Care, including codification of bad debt policies that would impact charity care and disproportionate share
      • Market-based pricing including new requirement to report median negotiated payment rates via the cost report and plans to use the data for 2024 rate setting

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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