Peter R. Epp is a partner with CohnReznick and serves as the Community Health Leader. With over 36 years of experience, he is a nationally recognized expert in ambulatory healthcare reimbursement and financing. He is also a frequent lecturer at seminars and workshops on Value-Based Payment and payment reform, third-party reimbursement maximization, strategic business planning, cost report preparation, federal grantsmanship, financial operations assessments, and managed care.
Peter has been actively involved with health reform and the implementation of reimbursement systems for ambulatory care across the country with a specific focus on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). He has been active with the implementation of Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs and Value-Based Payment (VBP) models in many states. His in-depth knowledge of the interaction between third-party reimbursement and grants management enables his clients to tap into ancillary services, including operational reviews, strategic planning, health reform readiness, cost containment and revenue enhancement studies, litigation support, and related technical assistance.
Peter regularly works with federal and state agencies and provider trade associations on a variety of issues and has coordinated and performed feasibility studies on the implementation of new Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement systems. He has performed diagnostic evaluations of the financial operations of community health centers across the country and assisted with turnaround plans. He has also performed training on Prospective Payment Systems and provided implementation assistance on new payment models for individual states and primary care associations. Recently, Peter has been involved with analyzing operating performance and reimbursement methodologies to develop new alternatives for healthcare financing and VBP/pay-for-performance.
Peter’s clients include both federally and non-federally funded organizations, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and other ambulatory healthcare providers, hospital and health systems, managed care entities, social service agencies, and other non-profit organizations.
Peter is licensed as a certified professional accountant in New York.
BS, State University of New York at Binghamton
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Nonprofit Organizations Subcommittee
Healthcare Financial Management Association