Crowe RCA Boot Camps

Boot Camp Sessions

Crowe RCA 101 ($500)

Monday, Sept. 18
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 21
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This introductory course will provide attendees with an overview of the core functionality within the Crowe RCA application. The session is designed as a “crash course” for new users or can serve as a refresher for current users. If you aren’t already, you won’t be an expert on Crowe RCA when you leave the training session; however, you will have a solid foundation for the path toward a certification as a Crowe certified net revenue analyst.

As a result of participating in this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of Crowe RCA maintenance – mapping, reconciliation, and the hindsight trending template
  • Describe the core concepts of accounts receivable valuation, including hindsight and zero-balance account analysis
  • Implement the steps associated with the accelerated close process by applying Crowe RCA
  • Explain net revenue reports to provide insight for operational improvement

Continuing Professional Education
This session is recommended for 7.5 hours of CPE credit. 
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Crowe RCA 200 – Intermediate ($500)

Monday, Sept. 18
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 21
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This session is designed for users who have either completed a Crowe RCA training session through their company’s Crowe RCA implementation or have completed a Crowe RCA 101 boot camp session. It is expected that attendees have a solid foundation of knowledge within the Crowe RCA application and are interested in a deeper understanding, including the theory and practical applications of the calculations, reporting, and analytics.

In this session we invite users to discuss specific questions along with obstacles encountered during the month-end close, and share best practices as well as lessons from using the Crowe RCA application. The course will include approximately 50 percent lecture and 50 percent case studies and discussion.

As a result of participating in this session, you should be able to:

  • Analyze key accounts receivable and net revenue reports associated with the Crowe RCA month-end close process
  • Compare your existing month-end close process, including the parameters used as part of the allowance calculation, to the processes used by other users as well as to the Crowe RCA recommended approach
  • Explain net revenue reports in order to provide insight into change in prior period analysis for the purpose of driving operational and process improvement

Continuing Professional Education
This session is recommended for 7.5 hours of CPE credit. 
Program level: Intermediate 
Prerequisites: Current Crowe RCA user with foundational knowledge of the tool
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Tableau and Ad Hoc Analysis Module ($250)

Monday, Sept. 18
8 a.m.-noon
Thursday, Sept. 21
8 a.m.-noon

The objective of this course is to introduce the ad hoc reporting capabilities available within Crowe RCA, in addition to the functionality provided by Tableau software.

As a result of participating in this session, you should be able to:

  • Identify common terms and navigation within the Crowe RCA ad hoc reporting module and Tableau
  • Recognize the data extracts and the types of visualizations and reporting available
  • Create customized reporting with the ability to drill down to the patient account detail
  • Drop and drag dimensions and measures for an enhanced data visualization experience
  • Publish dashboards and metrics to share across the organization

Continuing Professional Education
This session is recommended for 4.5 hours of CPE credit.
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Accelerate Your Month-End Close ($250)

Monday, Sept. 18
8 a.m.-noon
Thursday, Sept. 21
8 a.m.-noon

The training session will provide an overview of the processes organizations are embracing to automate core finance functions and ultimately accelerate the month-end close process and balance sheet reserve calculation.

As a result of participating in this session, end users should be able to:

  • Recognize debit, credit, and inactive hindsight trending analysis and how to use each in the month-end reserve calculation
  • Discuss best practices for zero balance account analysis, including incorporating rate and pricing changes
  • Identify the appropriate reporting team and its responsibilities, begin to establish policies and parameters related to the monthly reserve analysis settings and storage, and develop a customized month-end pre-close and close checklist
  • Define the month-end close package, including accounts receivable and reserves analytics and reporting

Continuing Professional Education
This session is recommended for 4.5 hours of CPE credit.
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge

Net Revenue Analysis and the VA Module ($250)

Monday, Sept. 18
1-5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 21
1-5 p.m.

The presentation will provide an overview of the income statement net revenue calculation (variance analysis) and analysis process.

As a result of participating in this session, end users should be able to:

  • Calculate estimated net revenue and how changes in monthly reserves and transactions affect net revenue
  • Discuss the best approaches for analyzing and determining the causes of net revenue changes
  • Identify changes in net revenue caused by current period adjustments or changes from prior periods (“change in prior”) and trace activity to major themes to more efficiently explain net revenue at period-end
  • Better reconcile net revenue in variance analysis compared with the general ledger

Continuing Professional Education
This session is recommended for 4.5 hours of CPE credit.
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Field of study: Specialized knowledge


The Crowe Revenue Cycle Analytics (Crowe RCA) solution was invented by Derek Bang of Crowe Horwath LLP. The Crowe RCA solution is covered by U.S. Patent number 8,301,519.

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