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2024 Hospital Cost Reporting Training

April 15 - 18, 2024 Register Today
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Training Facility: International Plaza 2 (IP2)
14221 Dallas Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75254

Our comprehensive program provides an in-depth presentation of the Medicare cost report and the key factors that drive reimbursement. By experiencing a combination of lectures and class discussions and story-telling, participants will not only expand their knowledge, but also enhance their ability to assess unique reimbursement issues within their organizations.

Register by March 1 to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing!

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Level I of this program, participants will be able to: 
  • Learn the history of the Medicare program and how it reimburses hospitals.

  • Understand the purpose of the cost report and its role in determining payments.

  • Analyze reimbursement under the prospective payment system.

  • Examine all the primary cost report worksheets.

  • Consider special designations in the Medicare program and how hospitals may benefit from them.

  • Explore the key factors in hospital reimbursement including Medicare bad debts, DSH, and the wage index.

Upon completion of Level II of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand potential issues and opportunities with Medicare bad debts.

  • Consider possible opportunities under various clinic strategies.

  • Learn how to reconcile the Medicare cost report settlement and understand the various settlement components.

  • Study the processes and timing of settling the cost report, including reopenings and appeals.

  • Identify opportunities for hospitals to impact the key factors in PPS reimbursement including Medicare DSH, IME/GME, and the wage index (PPS Track).

  • Evaluate the unique challenges for Critical Access Hospital (CAH Track).

CPE Information

30.00 CPE Credit (pending approval)

Up to 30 CPE credits (pending approval) in the Specialized Knowledge field of study may be awarded upon verification of participant attendance, during live broadcast. Level I up to 15 hours CPE, Level II PPS Track up to 5 hours CPE, Level II General Session up to 6 hours CPE, Level II CAH Track up to 4 hours CPE

Fields of Study

Who's This For

CFOs, controllers, reimbursement managers, directors, accounting and finance staff, cost and budget staff, and consultants.


Level I: None; Level II: Completed Level I or have some exposure to the hospital cost report

Delivery Method

Group Live

Refund Policy

Cancellations before April 1, 2024 are subject to an administrative fee of $50. Cancellation must be submitted prior to April 1 to be eligible for a refund. Registration fees less the administrative fee will be refunded approximately three to four weeks following cancellation. 

Program Level


Advanced Preparation



If you have concerns or would like information regarding program cancellation policies or CPE credit, contact us at

FORVIS, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


Brad Brotherton, Cassandra Fahey, David Hall