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The New Era: Hospital Community Benefits & Patient Financial Assistance 
With the U.S. Treasury Department issuing new guidelines on how and when to offer financial assistance, and the Internal Revenue Service in the midst of revamping the reporting requirements -- and scrutiny -- of both community benefits and patient financial assistance, not-for-profit hospital executives are negotiating a new landscape where the risk of failure could lead to new taxes and even a complete loss of tax exemption.

Please join Gayle Nelson, Director, Hospital Community Benefit Program, the Hilltop Institute; Amber Kemp, Vice President of Health Care Coverage, California Hospital Association; and Ron Shinkman, Publisher, Payers & Providers, to delve into these issues with a special webinar event: The New Era: Hospital Community Benefits And Patient Financial Assistance.
Learning Objectives
Attendees will learn about:
  • An examination of the coming changes In community benefits reporting
  • What the IRS and Treasury Department have to say on community benefits and patient financial assistance
  • The role the ACA, consumerism in health and other trends have had in pushing such changes
  • How hospitals can prepare and avoid financial penalties
Who Should Attend
Interested attendees would include:
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Community Benefit Managers
  • Medical Directors
  • Care Management Directors and Staff
  • Strategy and Planning Executives and Staff
  • Sales and Marketing Executives and Staff
  • Transformation and Innovation Executives and Staff
  • Clinical Analytics and Informatics Executives and Staff
  • Business Intelligence Analysts

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Patient Advocates
  • Non-Profits
  • Provider Networks
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Health Benefit Consultants
  • Solutions Providers
  • Care Management Organizations
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Media
  • Other Interested Parties
The New Era: Hospital Community Benefits & Patient Financial Assistance 
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. Post-event materials, with video syncing slides and recorded audio, plus presentation pdf file: $45 for attendees; $260 for non-attendees after the event.
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Ron Shinkman
Ron Shinkman
Publisher, Payers & Providers; Editor, FierceHealthFinance

  Ron Shinkmanís founding of Payers & Providers is a culmination of more than 15 years of experience as a healthcare industry journalist and consultant. In addition to editing several influential healthcare publications, he writes an influential weekly column on healthcare finance issues for Fierce Markets.

Mr. Shinkman has also served as West Coast Bureau Chief for Modern Healthcare, and a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Mr. Shinkmanís work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, HealthFax and HealthLeaders. He earned a masterís degree from California State University, Northridge and a bachelorís degree from UCLA.

Gayle Nelson

Gayle Nelson
Director, Hospital Community Benefit Program, The Hilltop Institute


  Gayle Nelson, is a senior policy analyst and director of Hilltopís Hospital Community Benefit Program, a central resource created specifically for state and local policymakers who seek to ensure that tax-exempt hospital community benefit activities are responsive to pressing community health needs. Ms. Nelson is responsible for conducting research and analysis of issues related to hospital community benefits and the development of issue briefs and other resources and tools that can be used in promoting more accessible, coordinated, and effective health systems. One such tool is the Community Benefit State Law Profiles, a compilation of each stateís community benefit laws and regulations analyzed in the context of the Affordable Care Actís (ACAís) community benefit framework. Ms. Nelsonís areas of interest include community health improvement, ACA regulatory and implementation issues, and increased access to health services by medically underserved populations.

Before joining The Hilltop Institute, Ms. Nelson was in the Office of the Director at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health, where she identified emerging federal and state policy issues arising from the adoption/implementation of the ACA, contributed to the preparation of an NIH Health Disparities Strategic Plan, and conducted research and prepared reports to Congress, researchers, and others on issues pertaining to vulnerable populations. Prior to this, Ms. Nelson was a senior researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Law and the Public's Health, where she researched and analyzed legal and public health issues; was a co-founder of Minority Women for Tobacco Regulation, a grass-roots policy and outreach organization; was an associate professor at the Widener University School of Law; was an attorney/advisor in the Office of the General Counsel at a federal agency; and practiced law at firms in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Ms. Nelson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also holds an M.P.H in Health Policy and a Graduate Certificate in Health Policy & Bioethics from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a member of the Bars in both Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Amber Kemp

Amber Kemp
Vice President of Health Care Coverage, California Hospital Association


  Amber Kemp provides advocacy and support regarding government-funded programs and other healthcare coverage policy issues affecting California hospitals and health systems. She has an extensive background in Medi-Cal and most recently worked in the directorís office at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) where she managed implementing the Medi-Cal Section 1115 Waiver for the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) for designated and non-designated public hospitals. Kemp also was the co-lead of the waiverís behavioral health services needs assessment project.

Prior to joining DHCS, she served as a special assistant to state Board of Equalization member Betty Yee. Ms. Kemp has a masterís degree in business administration from Mills College in Oakland.
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