The Board’s Role in Evaluating Collaborative Relationships: Consolidation, VBP, and COVID-19

Health centers frequently collaborate with other providers, including hospitals, community behavioral health centers,   specialty practices, as well as other health centers. Health center board members play a critical role in assessing and overseeing such relationships. The board’s input and review are   particularly important if the collaboration impacts the health center’s scope of project, includes the purchase or sale of high value goods or services, modifies the health center’s corporate structure, or otherwise meaningfully   impacts the health center’s operations and/or finances. During this webinar, presenters will describe common collaboration models, including but not limited to   acquisitions and corporate merger. The presenters will highlight the board’s role in evaluating such opportunities,   with a focus on ensuing that the collaboration is consistent with HRSA requirements and other applicable law. 

In addition, presenters will provide attendees with the rationale for collaborating with other provider   organizations to take advantage of payment reform as well as strategically position for success during these trying times. Value Based Payment (VBP) and   the impact that COVID-19 has had on the healthcare delivery system has   disrupted how healthcare is provided. Various healthcare providers are joining forces to survive and thrive. The importance of a financial due diligence process will also be discussed.

Target Audience

  • NYS Community Health Center Board Members and Executive Leadership
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Peter Epp, CPA (CohnReznick)

Peter Epp is partner with CohnReznick and serves as Leader of the Firm’s Community Health Centers Industry Practice. With over 30 years of experience, he is a nationally recognized expert in ambulatory healthcare reimbursement and financing and is a frequent lecturer at seminars and workshops on Value Based Payment and payment reform, third-party reimbursement maximization, strategic business planning, cost report preparation, federal grantsmanship, financial operations assessments, and managed care. Peter has been actively involved with health reform and the implementation of reimbursement systems for FQHCs across the country. He has been active with the implementation of Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs and Value Based Payment (VBP) models in many states. His in-depth knowledge of the interaction between third-party reimbursement and grants management enables his clients to tap into ancillary services, including operational reviews, strategic planning, health reform readiness, cost containment and revenue enhancement studies, litigation support, and related technical assistance.

Molly Evans (FTLF)


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