A Deep Dive Into Hospitals’ Payer Mix


Understanding your organization’s payer mix is critical to the effective oversight of a hospital or health system. Join THT for this thoughtful session with health care finance expert Deborah Whitley to plunge into payer mix, ongoing changes and forecasts.

Registration Pricing

Member Group (Unlimited connections from your organization): $99
Non-Member Group (Unlimited connections from your organization): $135

Who Should Attend:

Trustees, Board Chairs, CEOs, administrative assistants and chief medical staff.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Advantage;
  • Understand the continuing evolution of the role of commercial insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Advantage and what these changes mean for the hospital industry; and
  • Discuss how to manage your revenue cycle related to outpatient vs. inpatient reimbursement.


Deborah Whitley, CPA, Partner/Healthcare, Forvis

Deborah is a partner in Forvis. She has over 20 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.