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October 23, 2018

7:00─8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast with Sponsors/Networking
8:00─8:50 am

Fostering a Compliant Partnership Between Healthcare Providers and Revenue Cycle Vendors

Aryeh Derman, Esq, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services, Harris & Harris, Ltd.

Samantha Albergo, System Manager, SBO─Revenue Cycle, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Focus: Specialized Knowledge:  Compliance Initiatives

Physician Compensation: Lessons from the Front Lines

Stuart J. Schaff, CVA, CHFP, Senior Manager, Veralon

Andrew Palumbo, Vice President, Physician Acquisitions and Contracting, AMITA Health

Focus: Specialized Knowledge:  Healthcare Finance

8:50─9:00 am Break with Sponsors/Networking
9:00─10:05 am

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Richard A. Franco, FHFMA, Vice President, Finance & CFO North Region, Northwestern Medical Group, 2018-19 First Illinois Chapter President


General Session

Thriving Not Surviving:  A Story of a Resilient Organization

Craig Richmond, CPA, Executive Vice President and CFO, The MetroHealth System, Cleveland, OH

Focus:  Specialized Knowledge:  Healthcare Finance 

10:05─10:30 am Break with Sponsors/Networking
10:30─11:30 am       

Keynote Presentation

Leadership in a Time of Disruption and Uncertainty in Healthcare 

Catherine A. Jacobson, FHFMA, CPA, President and CEO, Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, WI

Focus: Specialized Knowledge:  Healthcare Finance 

11:30─12:30 pm

All Attendee Lunch

Including Past Presidents and Invited Guests – Chapter’s 70th Anniversary

12:30─1:30 pm

Keynote Presentation

The Hero Effect:  Creating a Culture of Heroes at Every Level

Kevin Brown, Motivational Speaker

Focus:  Personal Development

1:40─2:30 pm

Positioning Your Organization to Drive Rapid Profitability Growth

Richard J. Henley, FACHE, FHFMA, Managing Director, Vici Partners

Focus: Specialized Knowledge: Healthcare Finance

The New Accounting Landscape:  Prepare Yourself and Your Entity for the Upcoming Lease Standard

Larry Elisco, CPA, ABV, CCS-P, Partner, Healthcare Practice, Wipfli LLP

Focus:  Accounting and Finance

Early Careerist:  Where Do I Go from Here:  How to Find Your Next Great Job 

Kelly Wuich, Administrative Healthcare Recruiter, Aerotek

Melanie Seabul, Administrative Healthcare Account Manager, Aerotek

Focus: Personal Development

2:40─3:30 pm

Case Study in Value-Based Care and Bundled Payments

Jim Watson, Partner, BDO

Elizabeth Simpkin, SVP, ACO, Medical Home Network, Chicago

Focus: Specialized Knowledge:  Healthcare Finance

Blockchain Revelations:  Why It’s Not Changing Healthcare (Yet)

JP Bader, President, Next Health ChoiceJim Collinsworth, Vice President, Next Health Choice

Preston Wolin, MD, Director of Sports Medicine and Workers Compensation at Weiss Memorial Hospital

Jim Collinsworth, Vice President, Next Health Choice

Focus:  Specialized Knowledge:  Revenue Cycle

Early Careerist:  Wealth Management:  Preparing for Your Financial Future

Andrew Paloni, MBA, AIF, CFP, CFA, Partner – Wealth Management, Sikich

Joe Connell, AIFA®, QPFC, CRPS®, RF™, Partner, Sikich Retirement Plan Services

Focus:  Specialized Knowledge:  Personal Development

3:30─3:55 pm Break with Sponsors/Networking
3:55─5:25 pm

General Session

Sustaining a Financially Vibrant Healthcare Organization

This program has been developed and is presented locally by the Chicago Health Executives Forum. The American College of Healthcare Executives as awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

Mark Mansell, Vice President, Anthem, Solution Marketing and Strategy

Jose R. Sanchez, President & CEO, Norwegian American Hospital
Bruce Elegant, President and CEO, Rush Oak Park Hospital
Jim Porter, CPA, FHFMA, Vice President, Finance, Sinai Health System

Focus:  Specialized Knowledge:  Healthcare Finance

5:30─8:30 pm Casino Night Networking/ 70th Anniversary Celebration Gala


October 24, 2018

7:00─8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast with Sponsors
New Member and Early Careerist Breakfast Huddle
8:00─8:50 am

2018 Healthcare Hiring and Compensation Trends:  Key Insights to Maximize Your Recruitment Decisions

Michelle Reisdorf, Regional Vice President, Robert Half

Steven Ross, CPA, MBA, Controller, Shirley Ryan Ability Labs

Focus:  Personnel/HR

Enterprise Risk Management:  Maximizing Value by Managing Risk

Katy Dettman, CPA, Principal, Risk & Accounting Advisory Services, Plante Moran

Kimberly Zajczenko, CIA, Senior Director, Audit & Enterprise Risk, Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Focus: Compliance Initiatives

Taking Off the Blindfolds:  Addressing Revenue Margin Erosion Through Enterprise Revenue Assurance

Daniel Hereid, Vice President of Sales, AcuStream, Inc.

Ian Stewart, Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Presence Health

Focus:  Revenue Cycle

9:009:50 am

Optimize Your Revenue Cycle with Financial Pathways

Tanya Hawkins, Vice President, Strategic Solutions, Sales-Mid-America zone, nThrive

Focus: Specialized Knowledge:  Revenue Cycle

Merger and Acquisition Trends Are Transforming Healthcare

Deborah Pike, CPA, Vice President, Chicago Office, Kaufmann Hall

Focus: Specialized Knowledge:  Healthcare Finance

9:009:50 am

Robotic Process Automation in the Revenue Cycle:  A Digital Workforce Introduction

Ross Moore, Associate Director, Revenue Cycle practice, Accenture

Focus: Revenue Cycle

9:50─10:10 am Break with Sponsors/Networking
10:10─11:00 am

A Case for Change:  A Retail Payment Model for Healthcare Providers

Tiffany Bredeson, Director, Healthcare Advisory Services, PwC

Sheel Malaviya, Director, Healthcare Advisory Services, PwC

Focus: Revenue Cycle

IPPS Final Rule Update and Interpretation

Jack Ahern, Vice President, Strategic Reimbursement Group

Laurene Neboska, Budget and Reimbursement Manager, Little Company of Mary Hospital

Focus: Specialized Knowledge:  Healthcare Finance

11:10─12:00 pm

Managing & Communicating Significant Accounting & Financial Reporting Changes

Brian Pavona, CPA, Managing Director, BKD CPAs and Advisors Chicago, IL

Matt Aumick, Director of External Reporting, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and others    

Focus:  Accounting

Effectively Managing Millennials

Kristin Snowden, MBA, CPA, Wipfli LLP

Multiple panel members

Focus:  Personal Development

Next Generation Healthcare CFOs:- Success Criteria to Meet Future Expectations & Demands

Georgia Casciato, FACHE, Managing Director, Healthcare Patina Solutions

Ed Romero, Chief Financial Officer, Methodists Hospital (Southlake and Northlake campuses), Gary, Indiana in NW Indiana

Mahomed Oudraogo, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Access Community Heath Network, Chicago


12:00─1:00 pm All Attendee Lunch
1:00─2:00 pm

General Session

What Are You Doing to be a Consumer-Facing Organization?

Patrick Carroll, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Divisional Vice President, Walgreen’s Healthcare Clinics

Focus:  Specialized Knowledge:  Healthcare Finance

2:00─2:50 pm

Cost Reduction Through Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

Greg Meier, CPA, CGMA, Vice President, Finance, ROi, Mercy Health

Kathleen Francescon, CPA, Executive Director, Finance, ROi Resource Optimization and Innovation

Focus:  Personal Development

2:50─3:10 pm Break with Sponsors/Networking
3:10─4:10 pm

General Session

Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update

Nicole A. Elam, Esq., Vice President, Government Relations, JP Morgan Chase and Company

Meghan Woltman, Vice President Government and Community Relations, Advocate Health Care

Focus:  Specialized Knowledge:  State and Federal Legislative and Regulatory Issues


Closing Remarks