Health Care Services Conference

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Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 8:30am 4:30pm
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This event is designed to meet the specific Interests of CPAs and financial professionals who provide services to hospitals, physician practices, and long-term care facilities.




This conference is co-sponsored by the Mississippi Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (MS HFMA).


Category Amount
General 6.50
Personal Development 1.50


Friday, September 21, 2018

8:30am - 9:30am
9:30am - 10:30am
10:45am - 11:45am
12:20pm - 1:35pm
1:35pm - 2:20pm
2:35pm - 3:35pm
3:35pm - 4:20pm

Course Materials

Links to the e-materials will be listed with your course registration in your account on the MSCPA website seven calendar days before the course. You will receive an e-mail when the materials are available.

The option to request printed materials is only available up to 5 business days prior to the course date. Walk-in registrants and those registering between 1 and 5 days before the course will be sent an electronic link to the e-materials by default. “Extra” printed course materials will not be available on site. Printed materials are not available for conferences.


Charles Alsdurf

As HFMA's Director of Healthcare Finance Policy, Operational Initiatives, Chuck is responsible for creating content and providing expertise on a broad array of healthcare finance topics, particularly areas of great relevance to senior financial executives. Chuck champions the collaboration, communication, and translation of financial information among financial, revenue cycle, and clinical leaders. Additional focus areas include accounting, costing, healthcare business trends, capital finance, and treasury and cash management. Chuck previously worked at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, where he served as Vice President, Finance, and before that, Director, Financial Planning. He is also an instructor in healthcare finance in the graduate program at the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Policy. A graduate of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Penn., Chuck holds a B.S. in Finance and an M.S. in Accountancy. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Edwin Casteel

Mr. Casteel is a Partner with Trilogy Revenue Cycle Solutions, a Mississippi based company that brings revenue cycle best practices to Hospitals and physician groups. Mr. Casteel has over 25 years of experience in managed care and financial and revenue cycle operations with healthcare providers. Over the years, Ed has worked in a multitude of settings including profit, non-profit, academic medical centers and consultant. Mr. Casteel holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and holds two bachelors degrees, one Finance and another in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma and Langston University respectively. Specific experience is extensive, ranging from managed care payment verification and negotiations to risk based contracting operations, contract modeling, cost systems development and revenue cycle management. Mr. Casteel is also a CPA and is actively involved in the Mississippi chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) where he has held multiple positions from board member to committee chairs.

John Dowdy

John Dowdy currently serves as the Director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Prior to being appointed Director by Governor Phil Bryant, Mr. Dowdy worked in the United States Attorney’s Office for nearly 28 years serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Chief, and United States Attorney. Mr. Dowdy attended and received his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law and received his Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College.

Laura E. Lewis

Laura Lewis, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor. She obtained her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mississippi College and later went on to study clinical counseling and psychology in their Doctoral of Professional Counseling program. She has previous experience addressing a broad range of mental health and medical issues while working as the Adult Program Coordinator for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. She also served as a Medical Officer for a detention center and has experience providing care to clients from a wide scope demographically. Laura enjoys working with all age groups and populations. She has experience in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, grief recovery, identity building, marital issues, and comorbid medical issues. Other areas of interest include eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorders, as well as eating disorders NOS), trauma recovery, and personality disorders. Laura provides individual, family, and marital services, and she primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral, dialectal behavioral, brief solution focused, and systemic approaches in her clinical treatment. She enjoys helping clients gain a renewed sense of hope and purpose for their lives.

Richard Roberson

Richard Roberson is General Counsel and Vice President of Policy and State Advocacy for the Mississippi Hospital Association. Prior to joining MHA, Richard practiced healthcare law and government relations in the Jackson, Mississippi office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. His healthcare practice primarily focused on Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, certificate of need and other regulatory and audit issues for a variety of healthcare clients including hospitals, physicians, dentists, pharmacies, physical therapists, hospice and nursing homes. Before entering private practice, he spent over fifteen years in state government, most of which were spent at the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. He received his B.A. from Baylor University and his J.D. from the University of Mississippi.

Drew Snyder

Drew Snyder is the Executive Director of the Division of Medicaid. In this role, Snyder administers Mississippi’s Medicaid program, subject to state and federal laws and regulations and policies as approved by the Governor. Snyder joins the Division of Medicaid having served in several public sector leadership roles, including most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff, Policy Director, and Legal Counsel for Governor Phil Bryant. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Snyder was as an Assistant Secretary of State for Delbert Hosemann. Snyder serves on the Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees and chairs the Business Law Section of the Mississippi Bar. He was the non-legislative member of the Legislative Tax Reform Working Group. He also is a member of the Uniform Law Commission. Before entering the public sector, Snyder practiced law at Hollingsworth LLP in Washington D.C., specializing in complex and multi-district litigation, with a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device matters. A native of Eupora, Snyder received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and a juris doctorate from University of Virginia School of Law.

Andrew M. Williams

As a member of BKD National Health Care Group, Andy provides financial statement audit, Medicare and Medicaid cost report preparation and reimbursement consulting services for hospitals and health systems nationwide. Andy joined BKD in 2004. His experience includes working closely with a variety of health care clients, ranging from rural community providers to large urban hospital systems. Andy has frequently assisted clients with strategic planning, advanced payment models, mergers and acquisitions, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, state disproportionate share audits, electronic health records consulting and cost report preparations and announcements. He seeks to help clients manage current operational risk and changes to the U.S. health care delivery system. Andy has worked with multiple Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) chapters and is a frequent speaker for HFMA events and other organizations. He often presents industry updates and educational programs to client boards, staff and the community. Recently, he spoke at the HFMA Annual National Institute in the Legislative & Regulatory Update on regulatory and reimbursement changes impacting the health care industry. He also was selected for the Springfield Business Journal’s 2017 Class of 40 Under 40. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Missouri Society of CPAs and HFMA. Andy is a 2001 cum laude graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a B.S. degree in accounting.