Bootcamps

Boot camps and intensive training 

Boot camps and intensive training sessions were offered on Monday, Sept. 16 and Thursday, Sept. 19. Please note that this list of boot camps is from Crowe Healthcare Summit 2019 and is subject to changes and updates for the upcoming 10th annual Crowe Healthcare Summit.
Introduction to RCA (formerly 101) – Monday only

Here's your chance to learn RCA essentials even if you've never used the tool before.

This course will address RCA fundamentals for novice or inexperienced users who wish to better understand the core concepts of RCA. By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the building blocks of RCA data, its usage, and its required maintenance
  • Describe the methodology behind RCA’s accounts receivable valuation
  • Identify module functionality and reporting in RCA
  • Describe RCA’s accelerated month-end close process

Recommended Experience: Less than 1 years of experience using RCA
Session Length: 8 hours
Session Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Session Cost: $500
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE hours: 9.5

Intermediate RCA (formerly 200)

The RCA Intermediate Bootcamp course is designed for proficient RCA users with approximately 1 – 2 years of experience.  This course will provide a detailed overview of the RCA reserve methodology, tools to investigate net revenue impacts, and will allow you to understand which RCA reports can be leveraged to analyze net AR. By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the implications of ZBA and Hindsight modeling decisions in MRA Settings and Storage
  • Apply knowledge of MRA reporting to explain fluctuations in monthly reserves
  • Explain VA net revenue reports for the purpose of driving operational and process improvement
  • Analyze Automated Close package and compare current month-end close process with industry leading practices

Recommended Experience: Between 1 and 3 years using RCA 
Session Length: 8 hours
Session Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Session Cost: $500
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE Hours: 9.5

Worksheet S10 strategies to Maximize Uncompensated Care – Monday only

This course is an in-depth look at how to effectively document uncompensated care cost for worksheet S-10. By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Address the importance of working with management to ensure Provider’s Financial Assistance Policy is up-to-date and includes the appropriate information
  • Explain the importance of adequate financial screenings for charity care determination at time of audit
  • Address how contractual relationships with payers play an important role in line 20
  • Explain how finance and Reimbursement teams work together to address how transactions are being mapped and to ensure they are being captured appropriately

Recommended Experience: None required
Session Length: 2 hours
Session Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
Session Cost: $125
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE Hours: 2

Introduction to RCA Ad Hoc Reporting

This course will discuss the RCA Ad-Hoc Reporting Module & Tableau at an introductory level. By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Ad-Hoc Reporting Module at a high-level
  • Explain the Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server Software at a high-level
  • Explain how to connect to and recognize the data extracts and types of visualizations and reporting available when using the Tableau Software
  • Identify how to drop and drag dimensions and measures for an enhanced data visualization experience when using the Tableau Software
  • Describe how to create customized reporting with the ability to drill down to the patient account detail when using the Tableau Software

Recommended Experience: None required
Session Length: 2 hours
Session Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
Session Cost: $125
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE Hours: 2

Advanced RCA: Hindsight Theory

Advanced hindsight discussion for experienced RCA users. As a result of participating in the session, you should be able to:

  • Recognize key calculations within hindsight module
  • Leverage hindsight reports to further analyze Debit, Credit and Inactive accounts receivable
  • Apply knowledge of hindsight trending template to improve reserve processes and/or calculate adjustments for outlier scenarios

Recommended Experience: RCA is used on a daily basis and the user feels confident with RCA concepts. User should be considering CNRA certification at this level.
Session Length: 2 hours
Session Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
Session Cost: $125
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE Hours: 2

RCA for Physicians – Monday only

This course will introduce participants to RCA for Physician’s with a high level demo of the RCA application followed by a discussion around the physician facility setup.  From there, we will introduce the Physician Module, a new module within RCA that provides users with reports regarding net revenue and production at the provider level.  The session will then wrap up with a discussion around Best Practices and Lessons Learned regarding RCA for Physicians. By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain RCA for physicians by reviewing a demo of the application
  • Describe the physician facility structure within RCA
  • Identify  the RCA Physician Module capabilities
  • Consider best practices and lessons learned from the course

Recommended Experience: Users have, or will have, RCA for Physicians and the subsequent Physicians module enabled within the tool.
Session Length: 4 hours
Session Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Session Cost: $250
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE Hours: 4.5

Accelerate Your Month-End Close with RCA

Healthcare systems across the nation are being challenged to reduce the amount of time required to close. Optimizing your organization’s use of the RCA application can result in significant efficiencies in the month-end close process. This presentation will highlight industry-leading best practices to accelerate the month-end closing process without sacrificing the integrity and reliability of the results. As a result of participating in this session, you should be able to: 

  • Identify how to streamline close activities and the close calendar
  • Address how to standardize and centralize close processes
  • Address shifting traditional month-end close work to mid-month
  • Identify meaningful and efficient variance analysis
  • Explain electronic journal entry creations

Recommended Experience: None required
Session Length: 2 hours
Session Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Session Cost: $125
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE Hours: 2 


Advanced RCA: MRA Theory

This training session will explore advanced concepts, theories, and calculations specifically related to balance sheet reserves in RCA, through account examples, case studies, and peer to peer discussion.  Participants will gain more insight into the core MRA module's reporting and settings section in RCA. This course is designed for experienced RCA users.  As a result of participating in this session, you should be able to: 

  • Identify key calculations within RCA's Monthly Reserve Analysis (MRA) module
  • Explain the relationship between MRA settings selections and net AR results
  • Recall reporting that can be utilized to research net AR results and the impact from MRA settings selections

Recommended Experience: RCA is used on a daily basis and the user feels confident with RCA concepts. User should be considering CNRA certification at this level. 
Session Length: 2 hours
Session Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Session Cost: $125
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE Hours: 2

Advanced RCA Ad Hoc Reporting

This course will discuss the RCA Ad-Hoc Reporting Module & Tableau at an intermediate level. By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify tips on integrating different types of workbook objects into dashboards for effective guided analytics
  • Address filters, table calculations, and level-of-detail calculations
  • Identify data connections, Live vs. extract, summary vs detail, and applying filters to extracts
  • Consider a hand's-on dashboard build and how to publish to the Tableau Server.

Recommended Experience: None required
Session Length: 4 hours
Session Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Session Cost: $250
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE Hours: 4.5

Advanced RCA: V/A Theory
This training session will explore advanced concepts, theories, and calculations used in RCA through account examples, case studies and peer to peer discussion.  Participants will gain more insight into the core modules of RCA such as Variance Analysis reporting.  This course is designed for experienced RCA users.  As a result of participating in this session, you should be able to: 
  • Identify key calculations within RCA's Variance Analysis (VA) module
  • Identify the relationship between reserves, transaction activity and net revenue results
  • Recall reporting that can be utilized to research revenue related activity

Recommended Experience: RCA is used on a daily basis and the user feels confident with RCA concepts. User should be considering CNRA certification at this level.
Session Length: 2 hours
Session Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Session Cost: $125
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE Hours: 2


Advanced RCA: Change in Prior

We will explore advanced concepts, theories, and calculations related to change in prior period estimates in RCA.  We will discuss the operational root causes of specific changes in prior and potential courses of action to resolve or address changes in prior going forward with different net revenue stakeholders. By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform a recalculation of change in prior from specific account activity
  • Define change in prior themes
  • Discuss potential root causes of changes in prior period estimates based on theme activity
  • Discuss the appropriate course of action to address or resolve changes in prior period estimates with net revenue stakeholders. 

Recommended Experience: RCA is used on a daily basis and the user feels confident with RCA concepts. User should be considering CNRA certification at this level.
Session Length: 2 hours
Session Time: 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 
Session Cost: $125
Field of Study: Accounting
CPE Hours: 2

Medicare Cost Reporting Reimbursement Strategies – Thursday only

Medicare Cost report Strategies Through Revenue Cycle Collaboration.

Recommended Experience: None required
Session Length: 4 hours
Session Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Session Cost: $250

You will receive an invoice shortly after registering for Healthcare Summit if you have selected to attend Crowe RCA boot camps or other intensive training sessions. We will not be offering credit card payments during on-site at registration this year. Payment via check must be received one week in advance of Healthcare Summit.

Our cancellation and refund policy for paid sessions is as follows:

  • 31 – 100 days prior to event: 0% refund/organization substitution allowed if submitted in writing to hc.summit@crowe.com
  • 0 – 30 days prior to event: 0% refund/no substitution allowed


Disclaimer: Please note that registration is subject to availability and open only to healthcare provider organizations.

 

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