This program is divided into seven (7) chapters, a glossary, and an index.
Chapter 1 gives an overview of the unique attributes of health care operations and risk.
Chapter 2 focuses on the hospital revenue cycle issues.
Chapter 3 examines the hospital supply chain issues.
Chapter 4 discusses the Medicare payment issues and the impact of health care reform.
Chapter 5 explains utilization management and cost efficiency in the health care industry.
Chapter 6 defines performance-based health care including consumer-driven health care and pay for performance in context of health care reform.
Chapter 7 discusses the legal and compliance issues regarding the health care industry.
The Glossary defines frequently used key terms.
Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to:
David H. McReynolds, CPA, FHFMA, has more than thirty years’ experience as a healthcare administrator. He is currently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has previously held senior administrative positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit acute care and behavioral health hospitals in Tennessee, Florida and Nebraska.
Mr. McReynolds received his undergraduate education in Accounting at the University of Tennessee and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Tennessee, a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a certified managed care professional.
With a keen interest in the development of services for older people and their families, Mr. McReynolds has authored a number of courses on related topics and advises CPAs on issues related to the start-up of Eldercare practices. He regularly teaches and lectures on a variety of Eldercare topics including pre- and post-retirement financial planning, Medicare and financing long term care.
Since 2009, he has also developed a number of presentations and articles addressing topics related to healthcare reform. He sees reform as the most significant impact on health care delivery and financing in the last one hundred years.
Mr. McReynolds has served for many years as a technical manuscript reviewer for the journal, Healthcare Financial Management, and is a two-time participant in the United States/United Kingdom Healthcare Financial Management Exchange Program. He received an Innovation Award from the Institute for Behavioral Health and was a finalist for the Diamond Award presented by the Mental Health Association of Greater Knoxville. He has also received numerous awards of recognition in the field of healthcare finance and accounting. (Author)
C. Lynn Northrup, CPA, CPIM, is an author, authoritative business advisor and consultant. He develops and delivers executive educational programs based on his professional expertise in operations, performance measurement, and strategic cost management. He has managed major projects selecting and implementing ERP systems. Mr. Northrup has 40 years of experience as a controller, a CPA, and an operational consultant serving a wide variety of industries. Mr. Northrup has specialized in conducting operational and workflow assessments focused on business process improvement (Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma). He has extensive knowledge and experience in business performance management and measurement and the application of strategic cost management and analysis concepts. Mr. Northrup’s training programs have been given to state societies of CPAs nationwide and to large audiences at regional and national conferences. Training experience includes national and regional CPA firms and for national providers of continuing professional education. Mr. Northrup was previously with McGladrey & Pullen’s national manufacturing consulting practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and has held various management and executive positions in industry including Controller, Vice President of Finance, and President and Chief Operating Officer. (Author)
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