Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable 2019: 3 Questions with Bashar Naser, CFO at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center

Bashar Naser serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center.

On November 11th, Bashar will speak on the panel "Changes to Make to Improve Your Revenue Cycle in 2020" at Becker's 8th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place November 11-13, 2019 in Chicago.

To learn more about the conference and Bashar's session, click here.

Question: Healthcare leaders today need skills and talents that span beyond those emphasized during formal training and higher education. What one specific competency do you believe up-and-coming healthcare leaders would benefit from strengthening outside the classroom?

Bashar Naser: Many middle management staff lack business and financial knowledge. Encourage them to obtain more Management and Accounting skills so they can be successful in driving net revenue and reduce cost.

Q: What is going on right now?

BN: I am seeing increase in operating cost and more Medicare cuts over the next 10 years.

Q: What is the single most important thing you need to do in your role?

BN: Growing the top line and become more efficient in reducing cost.

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