Strategic Planning Meets Health-Care Reform Mandate: Community Health Needs Assessments

 | 10:45 am to 01:00 pm

The Manor House

7440 Mason-Montgomery Road

Mason, OH 45040

The ACA requires that tax-exempt hospitals perform a community health needs assessment at least once every three years. An assessment can also analyze the resources and opportunities in a community. This program will identify the key elements, uses and benefits for an effective assessment and when an assessment is required. Learning objectives include:

  • Required and best-practice elements of an effective community health-needs assessment.
  • Methods and examples for conducting an assessment.
  • Strategic planning and other uses and benefits of an assessment.

About the Presenters

Jim Flynn is a partner in the Health Care Group at Bricker and Eckler where he has been practicing for nearly 20 years. A substantial portion of his practice has included work with the Ohio certificate of need laws, both current laws and those that applied to hospitals prior to 1995. He regularly counsels clients on various aspects of the certificate of need laws and other reimbursement and regulatory issues related to nursing homes, hospitals and other providers. He is a member of the Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys and the American Health Lawyers Association, where he is a Vice Chair for the Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for health-care law since 2003. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame for both undergraduate and law school.

Chris Kenney is currently the Director of Regulatory Services with The Quality Management Consulting Group, a wholly owned affiliate of the law firm of Bricker & Eckler. Prior to joining QMCG, she served for 30 years in health-care planning and policy development with the Ohio Department of Health. She was instrumental in developing legislation, rules, policies and procedures that govern long-term care services in Ohio. As the lead author of the certificate of need legislation and rules, she has thorough knowledge and insight into the certificate of need process and opportunities that are now available to long-term care providers.


1.0 Continuing Legal Education Credits for Ohio and Kentucky (both pending)

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