Bootcamps

2021 Crowe Healthcare Summit boot camps

Want to enhance your educational experience at this year’s Healthcare Summit? Take a deep dive on topics like calculating net revenue, accelerating month-end close, automated three-way cash reconciliation, and more. Our intensive boot camps will cover these areas, along with specialized Crowe technology solutions and hospital- and physician-specific topics.

Here’s a breakdown of boot camp pricing when packaged with Healthcare Summit registration.*

Boot camp bundle options (standard $100/CPE hour)

  • Plus $380 (2 courses – 5% discount) 
  • Premier $720 (4 courses – 10% discount) 
  • Elite $1360 (8 courses – 15% discount) 
  • All-access $1,600 (10+ courses – 20% discount)

* Your Summit experience fee will be waived with the selection of a boot camp bundle.

Boot camp sessions

Creating information and insight out of data – balance sheet: Advanced

The Crowe RCA application houses a significant amount of useful data but using the data to answer important questions about your business is difficult. In this course, we'll discuss the underlying data elements housed within the application and examples of ad hoc balance sheet-based questions you can answer with data directly from Crowe RCA.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Describe the underlying data elements related to accounts receivable trends included in Crowe RCA
  • Discuss examples of ad hoc questions that can be answered with data in Crowe RCA
  • Develop strategies used to communicate conclusions derived from Crowe RCA-based data and actions that may be necessary as a result of the analysis

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Advance
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Creating information and insight out of data – net revenue: Advanced

The Crowe RCA application houses a significant amount of useful data but using the data to answer important questions about your business is difficult. In this course, we'll discuss the underlying data elements housed within the application and examples of ad hoc income statement-based questions you can answer with data directly from Crowe RCA.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Describe the underlying data elements related to net revenue performance included in Crowe RCA
  • Discuss examples of ad hoc questions that can be answered with data in Crowe RCA
  • Develop strategies used to communicate conclusions derived from Crowe RCA-based data and actions that may be necessary as a result of the analysis

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Advance
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Crowe Automated Reconciliation for Healthcare: Advanced 

This session is designed to help users maximize the benefits from the Crowe Automated Reconciliation tool.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Discuss user, workgroups, and mapping within the tool
  • Monitor file loads
  • Utilize the tool to efficiently assign exceptions
  • Review bank deposit and completeness screens to optimize your team’s performance
  • Optimize the month-end close module reconciliation results

CPE hours: 1.5
Program level: Advance
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Crowe Automated Reconciliation for Healthcare: Introduction

This session is designed to support navigating and working within the Crowe Automated Reconciliation tool.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Navigate the layout of the Crowe Automated Reconciliation tool
  • Assign exceptions in the tool
  • Resolve exceptions within the tool
  • Research items identified in the completeness module
  • Utilize export and filter functions within the tool

CPE hours: 1.5
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Crowe RCA ad hoc reporting module & Tableau: Intermediate

This course will provide a brief overview of the ad hoc module. The majority of the session will be a step-by-step walk-through of building meaningful reports and dashboards to help drive analytics. The course is designed for clients who already have the ad hoc module and want to learn more about data visualization.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Integrate different types of workbook objects into dashboards for effective guided analytics
  • Discuss filters, table calculations, and level-of-detail calculations
  • Explain data connections, live vs. extract, summary vs. detail, and applying filters to extracts
  • Build a dashboard and publish to Tableau server

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Crowe RCA overview (part 1): Understanding key concepts – hindsight and ZBA 

Participants will walk away with a baseline understanding of key principles and methodology. This session will focus on the Crowe RCA core reserve methodology – zero balance account and hindsight analysis. The course is designed for individuals that are either new to the Crowe RCA application or would like a refresher on defining key concepts.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Define the core building blocks of the Crowe RCA reserve methodology
  • Explain key topics and concepts that are critical to estimating balance sheet reserves
  • Identify key reporting that supports the core functionality of Crowe RCA

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Crowe RCA overview (part 2): Understanding key concepts – credits, recoveries, and variance analysis  

Participants will walk away with a baseline understanding of key principles and methodology. This session will focus on credits, recoveries, and variance analysis. The course is designed for individuals that are either new to the Crowe RCA application or would like a refresher on defining key concepts.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Explain how credits and recoveries are estimated and applied in Crowe RCA
  • Describe key topics and concepts that are critical to the Crowe RCA variance analysis module
  • Identify key variance analysis reports that aid in the review of net revenue

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Crowe RCA Physicians - Close Process: Process, reporting, review

This course is designed to cover an expedited month-end close process specifically for physician users. Participants will learn about the steps of preclose and close, but through a physician’s lens, as some logic and reporting in Crowe RCA is not leveraged for physician use. In addition, key reporting and review tips will be provided to help guide the analytical review process. *Please note that concepts and terminology will not be covered in detail – consider supplementing this knowledge by attending the "Crowe RCA Overview: Key Concepts" session.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Explain the high-level steps of the Crowe RCA month-end close process
  • Identify key month-end reporting specific to physician data
  • Identify important review steps when analyzing month-end results

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Crowe RCA Physicians: Overview of key elements unique to physicians

This session will focus on modules, reports, and tools designed to enhance the overall physician environment experience. Participants will learn about the facility matrix file, how to leverage facility groupers, and other data-related items that are unique to Crowe RCA Physicians. The course is intended for new or experienced users.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Outline the purpose and capabilities of the facility matrix file
  • Identify reporting options by leveraging the facility grouper functionality
  • Explain certain data elements, reserve settings, and reporting unique to Crowe RCA Physicians

CPE hours: 1
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Executing month-end close steps (part 1): Process and MRA settings 

Participants will walk away with the ability to navigate the steps of preclose with a specific emphasis on MRA settings and storage. This course will focus on the preclose checklist and will not dive into Crowe RCA definitions and concepts. The course is designed for new or inexperienced users who want to learn the mechanics of navigating the close process.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Describe all preclose steps that are required in order to complete a successful preclose in the Crowe RCA application
  • Perform all necessary items, including mapping and reconciliation, in advance of beginning preclose or close
  • Identify necessary configuration updates, including any necessary adjustments

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Executing month-end close steps (part 2): Pre-close finalization, recast, and close overview

Participants will walk away with the ability to navigate the steps of close with a specific emphasis on the close process and autoclose package generation. This course will focus on the close checklist and will not dive into Crowe RCA definitions and concepts. The course is designed for new or inexperienced users who want to learn the mechanics of navigating the close process.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Navigate through the final steps of preclose and understand the purposes of recast reporting
  • Describe the close steps that are required in order to complete a successful close in the Crowe RCA application
  • Execute and save all key reporting that should be saved each month end for review and audit purposes

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Performing a reserve model wellness check

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and your accounts receivable reserve model should evolve with it. Reserve models require maintenance and regular testing to ensure you're addressing any underlying risk in the accounts receivable valuation, and that you're reacting appropriately and timely to meaningful changes in your net revenue performance. In this course, we'll discuss approaches for assessing the health of your reserve model.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Discuss changes in your business that may warrant a reserve model assumption adjustment
  • Discuss methodologies used to assess the accuracy and appropriateness of reserve model assumptions
  • Describe leading indicators in net revenue data that may trigger the need for a reserve model assessment

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Understanding MRA results (part 1): Recast overview 

This session’s focus is to provide participants with a series of examples that help guide MRA review efforts. By leveraging the recast, we will walk through how to find key drivers of balance sheet swings and provide the necessary tools and knowledge to explain the changes. The course is designed for individuals who are either new or less experienced in reviewing and explaining the balance sheet.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Identify and understand the impact of current MRA settings changes
  • Utilize the recast package to identify and explain key drivers in changes to the balance sheet
  • Leverage supporting reports to help explain changes in the recast based on the key drivers

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Understanding MRA results (part 2): Close overview

This session’s focus is to provide participants with a series of examples that help guide MRA review efforts. By leveraging the autoclose package, we will walk through how to find key drivers of balance sheet swings and provide the necessary tools and knowledge to explain the changes. The course was designed for individuals who are either new or less experienced in reviewing and explaining the balance sheet.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Identify material swings on the balance sheet and determine key drivers – rates, aging, or payer mix
  • Discuss the autoclose sheets and additional reports available for deeper analysis
  • Research impact related to recoveries and credit balance movement

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Understanding VA results (part 1): Current-period net revenue

This session’s focus is to provide participants with a series of examples that help guide their VA review efforts. By leveraging the close package and VA reporting, we will walk through how to find key drivers of current-period net revenue impact and provide the necessary tools and knowledge to explain the changes. The course is designed for individuals who are either new or less experienced in reviewing and explaining the income statement.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Define current-period net revenue and the difference between current-period net revenue and total net revenue
  • Identify key Crowe RCA reports that summarize and explain current-period net revenue impact
  • Deliver a high-level explanation of key drivers of the overall current-period net revenue impact

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Understanding VA results (part 2): Change in prior

This session’s focus is to provide participants with a series of examples that help guide their VA review efforts. By leveraging the close package and VA reporting, we will walk through how to find key drivers of prior-period net revenue impact (change in priors) and provide the necessary tools and knowledge to explain the changes. The course is designed for individuals who are either new or less experienced in reviewing and explaining the income statement.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Define change in prior estimates as it relates to total net revenue
  • Explain change in prior estimates by leveraging autoclose and VA reports
  • Identify key drivers of results by leveraging change in prior themes and summarize findings that include actionable items

CPE hours: 2
Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

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