CFO Forum Committee: Breakout Session #1Dealing With Physician Call Coverage Compensation CostsAugust 16, 2007Co-Sponsored by Southern California AAHAM
When the Ambulance arrives…. Kenneth E. Avery, CPA Vice President Medical Development Specialists
Difficult Issues Facing Hospitals Today • A national survey of ED department directors confirms that two thirds reported inadequate on-call specialist coverage. • All Medicare-participating hospitals with emergency departments must provide a medical screening exam, followed by stabilization and further care or transfer, as needed, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. • Emergency Medical Treatment and Active labor Act (EMTALA) obligations, including ensuring adequate on-call coverage, fall predominately on hospitals, not physicians. • Shortages in neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, obstetrics, ophthalmologists, head and neck surgeons, plastic, and hand surgeons.
Our Panel Members today: • Paul R. DeMuro • CPA with MBA in Finance • Partner in Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of Latham & Watkins. • Practiced corporate and healthcare law since 1979. • Corporate transactions, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, corporate organization, governance, managed care, and more. • Works with hospitals, health plans, e-health, medical groups, MSOs, etc. • Listed as a leading California Healthcare Lawyer by Chambers and Partners USA • Expert Guides 25 Best of the Best Healthcare Lawyers • One of top 40 healthcare attorneys in the U.S. by National Law Journal
Our Panel Members today: • David W. Barby • Partner in Latham & Watkins Orange County Office. • Practiced with the firm since 1984. • Focuses on employee benefit and executive compensation, qualified retirement plans, 401(k), plan mergers, “spinoffs” and terminations, welfare benefit plans, including ERISA, and more. • Associate of the Society of Actuaries. • Former President of Western Pension and Benefits Conference, Orange County Chapter.
Our Panel Members today: • David G. Yeager, MBA • Senior Vice President-Finance/CFO at CHW’s California Hospital Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles. • (L.A. County’s newest Trauma Center in 2004) • Previously held senior financial positions with Alegent Health (Nebraska and Iowa), Tenet (Nebraska and California), Corona Regional Medical Center, and Sharp Health Care.