Chief Financial Officers
The Members formally convene two times per year, spring and fall, for a two-day interactive session. Participants identify the issues they want to explore and the experts they want to hear from. A typical two-day Roundtable seminar will feature 3-5 speakers (outside speakers and/or Members themselves) making presentations on recent trends and innovative projects.
Issues may include topics such as:
- How to prepare for MACRA?
- Payment bundles?
- What are others using for Population Health IT Systems?
- With significant upward pressure on physician compensation, is your organization making any modifications to physician strategies?
- As a result of the significant downward pressure on revenues and certain increases in costs (e.g., pharmacy), what modifications, if any, has your organization made to capital plans and expenditures?
- What percentage of your revenues are paid according to a fee-for-service model?
- Provider-owned insurance companies and HMO's - Any stories of opportunities, struggles, or successes?
- Research enterprise - Strategies around growing research and governance structures to monitor and regulate that growth?
- Readmissions and/or Patient Satisfaction - any Golden Nuggets?
- Payer contracting rates - what are others securing in terms of general rate increases? And what are you having to commit to do to get them?
- Price Transparency - What is everyone doing with this? Strategies? Golden Nuggets?
The participants also enjoy the cross-pollination of ideas during Open Discussion sessions. Members are encouraged to present the issues/problems they are currently facing so that fellow Members can advise one another as peer consultants. During these interactive discussions, Members share new innovations and projects-in-process using a "grand rounds" format.
All Roundtable Meetings are skillfully facilitated to avoid wandering discussions and to promote productive dialogue and the efficient use of time spent "around the table." The "think tank" approach of the Roundtable provides a very high quality educational experience one cannot easily find elsewhere.
The Roundtable Dues, Attendance and Guest Policy
Tuitions at these meetings are covered by yearly membership dues. Meeting attendance must be a high priority. A Member is strongly encouraged to send an appropriate substitute in the event he or she is unable to attend a scheduled Roundtable Meeting.
A Member may bring one guest to any Meeting, particularly an individual who is considering membership. Guest registrations are made in advance (at no additional charge)--limited to four total per Roundtable Meeting.
In order to cover the costs of the semi-annual meetings, including speaker fees, appropriate research, and operating expenses, Members pay $3,295 for two consecutive meetings.