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2024 Hospital Cost Reporting Training

April 15–18, 2024 Register Today
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Training Facility: International Plaza 2 (IP2)
14221 Dallas Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75254

Our comprehensive program provides an in-depth presentation of the Medicare cost report and the key factors that drive reimbursement. By experiencing a combination of lectures and class discussions and story-telling, participants will not only expand their knowledge, but also enhance their ability to assess unique reimbursement issues within their organizations.

Register by March 1 to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing!

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Level I of this program, participants will be able to: 
  • Learn the history of the Medicare program and how it reimburses hospitals.

  • Understand the purpose of the cost report and its role in determining payments.

  • Analyze reimbursement under the prospective payment system.

  • Examine all the primary cost report worksheets.

  • Consider special designations in the Medicare program and how hospitals may benefit from them.

  • Explore the key factors in hospital reimbursement including Medicare bad debts, DSH, and the wage index.

Upon completion of Level II of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand potential issues and opportunities with Medicare bad debts.

  • Consider possible opportunities under various clinic strategies.

  • Learn how to reconcile the Medicare cost report settlement and understand the various settlement components.

  • Study the processes and timing of settling the cost report, including reopenings and appeals.

  • Identify opportunities for hospitals to impact the key factors in PPS reimbursement including Medicare DSH, IME/GME, and the wage index (PPS Track).

  • Evaluate the unique challenges for Critical Access Hospital (CAH Track).


Brad Brotherton, Cassandra Fahey, David Hall