Health Care Finance Then and Now


Health care is one of the most complex industries to operate in. One of the key drivers of this volatility and complexity is the rapidly changing reimbursement environment that hospitals rely on to keep their doors open. Hear from health care finance expert, Deborah Whitley, to understand where health care finance has come from, the current landscape, and what’s on the horizon based on emerging trends.

In this webinar you can expect to learn:

  • Understand the history of health care reimbursement;
  • Discuss reimbursement changes over the past few years and what impact that has on your hospital; and
  • Identify emerging trends and changes and what should be on your radar as a trustee.

CHT: 1 Hour

About the Speakers:

Deborah Whitley, CPA, Partner/Healthcare, Forvis

Deborah is a partner at 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.