“Disruption for Hospitals:
Implications of COVID-19 and Impending Policies Will Shape the Future of the Industry”
Please join us January 21st at 11:30 am MST for a presentation with Tom Rennell, Senior Vice-President of Finance for the Colorado Hospital Association.
In the midst of a global pandemic, hospitals in Colorado are experiencing unimaginable implications from COVID-19 related to supporting new care delivery needs, changes in utilization patterns, deteriorating economic conditions, and continued uncertainty of the extent of the pandemic. Meanwhile, affordability of healthcare for consumers remains untenable.
Within the context of the pandemic, this session will discuss the status of new legislation that will have taken effect on January 1, 2021 related to hospital pricing transparency and look forward to future legislation efforts of new financing mechanisms such as public option or Medicare for all. Upon completion of this session, participants will gain deeper insight about the impact of COVID-19 on the hospital industry in Colorado while also discussing the implications of increased competition and price transparency of health care.
About Our Speaker
Tom is the Senior Vice President of Finance for the Colorado Hospital Association, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of financial policy and analytics at the Association. In his role, Tom coordinates implementation and oversight of legislation and regulation with State agencies, creates policy positions on legislative items and oversees CHA’s robust analytic reporting environment on behalf of all Colorado hospitals and used by many other hospital associations throughout the country.
Tom has more than 25 years of experience in financial management in health care. Before joining the Association, he worked for Kaiser Permanente of Colorado for 13 years where he held executive finance roles in revenue cycle, financial planning, and Medicare reimbursement while overseeing a team of over 300 staff throughout several Kaiser locations in the US. While with Kaiser, Tom participated in a unique executive leadership program at Harvard University School of Business.
Tom came to Colorado in 2006 from the University of Michigan Health System where he spent 11 years in an advancing levels of finance management roles included Controller and VP of Finance for a start-up health insurance plan owned by the University of Michigan called M-CARE.
Tom began his career at Ernst and Young in Detroit Michigan where he earned a CPA certification and provided audit and consulting services for a wide range of health care clients.
Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Masters’ degree in Health Services Administration both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
While growing up in northern Michigan, Tom enjoyed fishing with family, skiing with friends, and biking through dense forest trails. This love of the outdoors now continues in Colorado where Tom loves to ski in the mountains, cycle throughout the metro trails, and explore the majestic Colorado scenery.
Finally, Tom’s most rewarding activity is raising his two sons, Quinn and Connor, now 19 and 17 years old. Quinn is a sophomore at the University of Michigan pursuing business and Connor is in his final year of high school with an interest in health care and engineering.
WHEN: Thursday, January 21st, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. MST–Mountain Standard Time. Please note the time change
WHERE: Online. This will be a Virtual Event through GoToWebinar
REGISTER: In order to offset expenses associated with our presentation and to continue promoting a quality product, there is a $15 charge for this event.