Virtual Think Tank Series
Reopening America: What Hospitals and Health Systems Can Do to Recover
Thursday, June 18, 2020 • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM (EDT)
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every industry and sector and the entire U.S. economy is straining under the weight of falling GDP and rising unemployment. Within the healthcare industry, hospitals are on the frontlines and most vulnerable to economic disruption as they face supply chain challenges and hits to revenue, liquidity and investment portfolios. Executives need to strategize new ways to drive down unit cost and minimize sunk costs in the midst of the pandemic.
In this timely and highly relevant session, based on real-time feedback from Chief Financial Officers of Hospital and Healthcare Systems across the U.S, participants will engage with one another and learn how to increase flexibility to re-configure resources to meet changing market needs in the midst of COVID-19.
Executives will discuss how they are adapting during this time, and consider strategies for ensuring their facilities are functioning and generating revenue to meet today’s challenges and to be sustainable over the coming months.
- Strategies to remove inefficiencies in an employed staffing model
- Collaborating with outlets with critical mass to address all patient types including facility and pro-fee
- Converting coding costs from fixed cost to variable cost
Mr. Wagner is an experienced senior executive with a 26-year career in corporate retail prior to co-founding KIWI-TEK, LLC, in 2002. He currently manages the ever changing coding needs of over 100 clients for KIWI-TEK by directing a team of 25 managers and auditors and over 400 coders.
Mr. Wagner has continually kept his company at the forefront of revenue cycle challenges. He developed a successful RAC prevention program for KIWI-TEK clients. He was a featured speaker on ICD-10 preparation at the 2013 AHIMA National Conference. In 2014, His ICD-10 Revenue Cycle Calculator was nominated for an AHIMA Innovation Award. Mr. Wagner successfully guided his company through a Security Risk Assessment in 2015 and again in 2016. Under his guidance, KIWI-TEK comprehensively trained and tested hundreds of employees in preparation for ICD-10 leading to a seamless conversion for his clients.