Cost Analysis - It Pays to Know Your Costs (Archived Webinar Series)

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Resource Description: 

Conducting a cost analysis allows you to understand the costs associated with your services in order to help you set appropriate fees. Knowing your costs is essential to your sustainability as you navigate changes in service delivery and payment models. A cost analysis gives you the information you need to negotiate payment from third party payers. This three-part course shows you how to analyze your operations and expenses on an annual basis.

Webinar 1: How to Get Started with a Cost Analysis 

The first session introduces the Focused Cost Analysis (FCA) Methodology and Workbook, tools to conduct a cost analysis using your clinic’s cost data. 

Webinar 2: All About Relative Value Units 

This session provides more information related to applying the FCA Methodology based on your utilization data.

Webinar 3: Putting the Pieces Together for an Effective Cost Analysis 

This session brings the cost and utilization data together to help you complete a cost analysis. It also demonstrates how to update your cost analysis on an annual basis.


Webinars Presented by:

Emily Kinsella, MPH
Ms. Kinsella spent the past six years as the Family Planning Administrative Consultant for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment helping Colorado Title X delegate agencies meet the Title X non-clinical requirements, including cost analysis and sliding fee scales. Ms. Kinsella is currently the Unit Manager for the Women's Wellness Connection, Colorado's breast and cervical cancer screening program. Ms. Kinsella holds a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado.

George “Gerry” Christie
Mr. Christie spent 33 years as the Project Director of a Title X program in a Community Based Organization/Health Department based program. He currently provides consultation (including training and technical assistance) for state and local health departments and private health care providers around cost analysis, needs assessment, and program development, including Revenue Cycle Management. He also provides program reviews and other consultation for federal programs.


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