Chief Financial Officers (CFO2)

The Meetings

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 are organizations preparing for MACRA? Anyone assuming they will meet qualifications for advanced payment model?

  • Clinically Integrated Networks? An Alternative to mass employment of physicians?

  • Alternative Comp Models for Hospital Based Physicians: ED, Hospitalists, etc.?

  • How are systems doing with Medicare ACO’s? – Successes? Challenges? Lessons learned?

  • CFO2 page- small image- graphs.jpgRevenue cycle management – Any great successes in new technologies or workflows? In particular, are there any activities that have improved collections, reduced cost to collect and increase patient/customer satisfaction?
  • Anyone using Kronos and Advantas’ Smart Square technology for scheduling and time keeping? Successes or challenges?

  • Has anyone implemented Concur technology for travel and expense management for staff and physicians and for invoice workflow?

  • We are hiring one of our Hospitalists Groups – what legal compensation systems have others implemented to off-set the losses for these in-house physicians?

  • For other House Staff, are you all moving to employment models and away from subsidy arrangements?

  • Physician Staffing – How many use outsourced physician staffing companies for ED, Hospitalists and anesthesia? If so, are you trying to “single source” or bundle multiple services from one provider? Do you have a performance metric for each specialty? Who appears to be the “best in class” for each service?


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 CFO2 calc.jpeghigh 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.

Upcoming Events for Chief Financial Officers (CFO2)