What is Going on with Healthcare Costs?
Healthcare benefits costs are a significant portion of any company's expense base, and controlling these costs needs to be part of any financial strategy. Understanding the mechanisms that drive healthcare costs is vital when establishing a strategy to control costs.
• How the healthcare finances really work from the perspective of the provider
• The current environment and how it is influencing insurance companies
• How existing and proposed legislation will impact healthcare benefit costs
• Actions available to maintain control over rising healthcare benefit costs
*CPE Credit-Participants will be able to describe the current state of business related healthcare and key strategies to make sure your organization is running optimally with it. Field of Study: Economics
David Jones is the VP & CFO for Behavioral Health services for the AMITA Health system in the greater Chicago area. His career in healthcare finance has spanned over 23 years and includes earning a fellowship in healthcare administration from the Advisory Board in 2005. He currently oversees the financial operations of one of the largest behavioral healthcare systems in the country. His responsibilities also include overseeing the finances of mission based behavioral health operations serving the poor and the homeless. He is the chair of the Br. Louie and Fannie Roncoli Foundation which provides assistance for employees facing hardship. He graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois in 1981 with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance. For recreation he enjoys golfing, fishing and hiking. He currently resides in Wauconda, Illinois with his wife Tina and has two grown children.