SHERRETA LANE

Sherreta Lane is a Senior Manager with SCA and the Sr. VP – Finance Policy & Economic Analysis for the District Hospital Leadership Forum (DHLF). In her capacity with DHLF she is responsible for the development of federal and state financial/reimbursement policy on behalf of California’s District hospitals. She works closely with each of the Forum members to better understand their challenges and identify reimbursement and other funding opportunities. Sherreta also oversees the Forum’s advocacy functions and works directly with the regulatory agencies that design and implement the health care policies that affect District hospitals, as well as the other healthcare stakeholders that participate with the Districts in this process.

Sherreta has more than 35 years of experience representing hospitals in California. Prior to joining SCA she was the Vice President, Finance Policy and Economic Analysis for the California Children’s Hospital Association (CCHA) where she represented the eight private not-for-profit children’s hospitals serving the health care needs of California’s seriously ill and injured children.

Prior to joining CCHA, Ms. Lane was the Vice President of Reimbursement for the California Hospital Association (CHA). In this capacity, she was a member of the association’s representation and advocacy team and represented hospitals before the Legislature and Administration on issues such as charity care implementation, financial data transparency, government and commercial payer reimbursement issues, operational challenges facing hospitals and safety-net funding mechanisms.

JEFF CLARK

Jeff Clark is a Senior Manager with SCA. He analyzes hospital data that is specifically used in determining hospital eligibility for the Medi-Cal disproportionate share (DSH) program and provides corrections as necessary to ensure that hospitals qualify for the DSH funding as appropriate.

Jeff analyzes hospital data that is used in determining the hospital fee that is paid under the Hospital Quality Assurance Fee (HQAF). In addition, he reviews various other key data elements reported to OSHPD that are used in deriving the hospital payment components of the HQAF that include the “directed payment” and the “passthrough payment” aspects of the HQAF. This requires an in-depth audit of source data that supports the information being reported to OSHPD.

Jeff also oversees the preparation of OSHPD hospital accounting and disclosure reports where he also acts as an intermediary between OSHPD, hospital clients and other SCA staff when questions arise regarding cost center determinations and reporting requirements. Jeff manages the firm’s work with the state audits of hospital disclosure reporting data and/or practices and responds to requests from DHCS Medi-Cal division related to various program analyses.

In addition, assists hospitals by providing services for special projects of a financial or operational nature. He has contributed in the review of accounting processes and patient accounting and general ledger systems alignment to ensure accurate reporting of financial data.

Jeff has a BS in Finance from California State University, Sacramento.

NATHAN DAVIS

Nathan Davis is a Senior Manager with the firm. Nathan specializes in providing hospitals with reimbursement expertise under multiple Medi-Cal supplemental payment programs including the Hospital Quality Assurance Fee (HQAF) managed care directed payments and Medi-Cal DSH payments. He also works with state officials and key hospital staff ensuring that hospitals both qualify for and receive the level of funding for which they are entitled.

Prior to joining SCA, Mr. Davis was the Vice President of Finance for the California Children’s Hospital Association (CCHA) for seven years. While at CCHA he developed finance policy, analyzed proposed legislation, and assisted hospitals with reimbursement issues.

Prior to joining CCHA, Mr. Davis worked for the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) as the Policy Advisor to the Deputy Director of Health Care Financing. At DHCS he led the Department’s successful effort to replace the multiple Medi-Cal reimbursement methodologies for hospital acute care inpatient services to one system based on payment by Diagnosis Related Group (DRG). Mr. Davis also oversaw numerous supplemental payment programs including Medi-Cal DSH, HQAF, private hospital supplemental fund, and various others.

Before joining DHCS, Mr. Davis was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the California Medical Assistance Commission (CMAC) as a senior negotiator. Mr. Davis also worked at the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) as a Senior Loan Specialist in the Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance Division. At Cal-Mortgage he analyzed financial statements for credit determination, reviewed health care providers turnaround plans, attended board meetings, and presented credit reviews to the Cal-Mortgage insurance committee.

Mr. Davis has a BS in Finance with a minor in Economics from California State University, Sacramento.

ERIN CLARK

Erin Clark is a policy analyst with SCA focusing on activities related to the District Hospital Leadership Forum (DHLF). In reporting to the DHLF Sr. VP – Finance Policy & Economic Erin’s primary duties are related to state and federal advocacy efforts at both the legislative and regulatory levels. In this role she works with both external audiences as well as the DHLF membership on efforts related to district/municipal public hospital (DMPH) supplemental Medi-Cal funding programs.

Prior to joining the firm, Erin worked at Capitol Partners, a legislative and advocacy firm for 6 years. There she was responsible for the coordination of client advocacy days, preparation of position statements and providing analysis on introduced and amended bills. In addition to legislative advocacy, she managed and executed press events for clients with elected officials and government agencies. She has also built a niche in organization management, overseeing day-to-day operations and assisting with the development and execution of large conferences.

Prior to working with Capitol Partners, Erin was the Vice President of Operations and Project Manager for select clients and special initiatives in the real estate and tax deferments industry for over 10 years.

Ms. Clark has a BS in Marketing with an emphasis in communications from California State University, Sacramento.

KEVIN SEELEY

Kevin Seeley is a Government Reporting Specialist for SCA. Kevin is responsible for the preparation and submission of both the quarterly and annual OSHPD hospital accounting and reporting disclosure reports. He works on the state audits of these reports addressing data questions and issues related to hospital accounting and reporting practices. He has established a rapport with both OSHPD staff and hospital clients to ensure that the reports are prepared with accuracy in order to reduce the level of audit issues during the State review process.

Along with the preparation of disclosure reports, Kevin also prepares State Controller’s Reports for Special Districts as well as assists on special projects of a financial nature that utilize OSHPD data. These projects include analysis and interpretation of hospital reporting trends and ensuring consistency between quarterly and annual OSHPD data.

Mr. Seeley has a BS in Finance from California State University, Sacramento.