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Essentials of Hospital Finance 2020

Date: 04/07/2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Financial oversight of the hospital or health system often is viewed as the main function of the organization’s governing board. The fiduciary duty is one of the core responsibilities of trustees – and health care board members are in a unique position, as health care finances are vastly different than many industries. This webinar will offer new and continuing board members, alike, with an overview of hospital finance for the coming year.


Deborah Whitley is a partner in BKD and works out of the Waco office. She has over 25 years of experience working in the healthcare industry with a concentration in reimbursement consulting for hospitals, both acute care and critical access, rural health clinics and nursing homes.

Deborah has been involved in many of the operational implications of the regulatory changes and how they impact hospital facilities and beneficiaries. Deborah has spent much of her time working to help rural and community hospitals improve their overall Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Some of the special reimbursement areas she works with are electronic health record funding, disproportionate share payments, volume adjustments, departmental financial projections, special coding, billing and pricing processes and reviews in both inpatient and outpatient areas of hospitals.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, Texas Association for Hospital Financial Administration and Texas Hospital Association.

Deborah is a graduate from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas with a B.B.A. degree in accounting in 1985.

Learning Objectives

  • Know what to look for in your hospital’s financial statements, including certain revenues and expenses on the income statement and key items on your hospital’s balance sheet.
  • Better understand how you get paid and reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and others.
  • Discuss some current key trends and update the status of certain healthcare programs.