Future of Healthcare Financing – Pricing Transparency and No Surprises Act

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June 6, 2022

Written by: John Whittem

This virtual panel has been approved for 1.50 ACHE Face-to-Face credits.

Date: Thursday, July 7

Time: 12-1:30pm

Financing, a driving force on the healthcare landscape, continues to become more complex. With a focus on pricing transparency and the No Surprises Act, we will be doing a deep dive into the issues upon which we all need to be focusing.


Jason D. Hardin
Director – Healthcare Consulting

Kathryn A. Reep
Senior Manager – Business Development

Kevin Stevenson, DHA, MBA, FACHE (Moderator)
Director, Strategic Operations
Ascension Providence

Speakers’ Bios:

Jason Hardin leads PYA’s Business Intelligence & Analytics service line and has been with the firm for more than 10 years. A certified public accountant, Jason leverages his strong foundation in accounting and finance to translate data into custom business intelligence solutions for clients. Jason has extensive experience in healthcare claims analytics, financial modeling/analysis, and dashboard development. Jason implements analytics to provide litigation support on a variety of complex cases related to payment disputes between payers and providers, Certificate of Need applications, and Civil Investigative Demands.




Kathy Reep has more than three decades of leadership experience in the healthcare industry. Her hospital setting expertise is in compliance, financial advisory, reimbursement, and managed care. Kathy has helped with Medicare, Medicaid, workers’ compensation, reimbursement, and many other complex programs and issues. She is a thought leader and provider educator, helping hospitals navigate regulations and the impact of change.

Prior to joining PYA, Kathy served as Vice President of Financial Services with the Florida Hospital Association. She also held longtime hospital positions, as well as roles working in patients’ business, internal audit, systems management, diagnosis-related group management, and as a reimbursement director.

Kathy is a recipient of the 2019 Bob Broadway Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Chapter of HFMA.


Kevin Stevenson, DHA, MBA, FACHE joined Ascension Providence in January 2020 to lead the development of strategy and to oversee the operations of service lines and selected ancillary services. Kevin has over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience and has extensive expertise in acute and post-acute operations and governance, physician engagement, business development, strategic development, marketing and crisis communications.

Kevin has been a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2001 and earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administrations from Baylor University. Recently, he earned his Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from the University of Virginia at Lynchburg. He has served in a number of leadership roles within ACHE since joining in 1996, including service as president of the ACHE of North Texas Chapter in 2018 and on Regent Advisory Councils in Texas and Kentucky. Kevin recently earned ACHE’s Exemplary Service Award for his involvement in ACHE and in the profession. He also has served as a formal and informal mentor for many rising healthcare leaders throughout his career.

Kevin hosts the podcast, ‘I Don’t Care with Kevin Stevenson’ on MarketScale Radio where he discusses a wide range of healthcare and leadership topics. His extensive community involvement includes chairing philanthropic events such as the 2020 and 2021 Waco Heart Walks for the American Heart Association and the 2022 American Cancer Society Cattle Baron Classic golf tournament, serving on the boards of the Waco Rotary Club and Leadership Waco Alumni Association and as a mentor for Baylor University students. He also is a guest lecturer for various Baylor business classes, has participated in three community leadership programs and was twice-elected to the board of trustees for a large suburban Texas public school district, serving as both president and vice president.

Kevin and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of two daughters, are very involved in their church, are rabid Baylor University sports fans (Sic ’em!) and, since Michelle is a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, they love to travel.

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