John Waltko

Vice President, Regulatory & Financial Reporting

Ovation Healthcare

John actively conducts cost report and reimbursement improvement studies as well as multiple other projects. John develops and presents reimbursement education programs including seminars and regulatory update webinars through The Learning Institute for purposes of supporting existing Ovation Healthcare customers, as well as others within the health care industry. His consultations help hospital systems improve financial performance via improved reimbursements and adopt to value-based purchasing models initiated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Areas of Expertise

  • Medicare & Medicaid Program Reimbursements
  • Education Programs
  • Financial Modeling to Include Net Revenue Modeling
  • Monitoring Regulatory & Legislative Changes
  • Product Line Costing
  • Hospital Pricing
  • Regulatory Issues Surrounding Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation Support including Medicare Appeals

Previous Experience

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Senior Auditor
  • Ernst & Young Manager


BBA, Accounting from Ohio University


Certified Public Accountant, 1984


Healthcare Financial Management Association Texas Society of CPAs