It Pays to Know Your Costs: Why and How to Conduct an Effective Cost Analysis (part one of a three-part webinar series)

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Resource Description: 

A Three-Part Webinar Series

Webinar 1: How to Get Started with a Cost Analysis 

Webinar 2: All About Relative Value Units 

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

Webinar 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 will show you how to analyze your operations and expenses on an annual basis. The first session will introduce the Focused Cost Analysis (FCA) Methodology and Workbook, which you will use to conduct a cost analysis based on your own clinic’s cost data. The second session will continue with applying the FCA Methodology based on your utilization data. The third and final session will bring the cost and utilization data together to help you complete a cost analysis. The final session will also show you how to update your cost analysis on an annual basis.

Note: This three-part course will be hosted in an on-line e-learning environment. Download the course materials, participate in on-line discussions, and interact with your fellow colleagues and facilitators while learning how to conduct a cost analysis for your organization!

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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