New Members – August 2021

By | September 1, 2021

The following members recently joined. We welcome you to the Chapter and encourage you to take advantage of the many professional development, networking and information resources available to you at HFMA. Other HFMA members are a terrific resource for your everyday professional challenges – we encourage all members, current and new, to get involved with HFMA committees and… Read More »

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Lot’s of Fun at the Summer Golf Tournament

By | August 16, 2021

The overcast skies did not dampen the spirits or skills of our HFMA golfers, as the HFMA MA-RI Chapter held their annual golf tournament on Monday August 9, 2021, at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA. The tournament was a great success with over 120 registered golfers and a terrific group of volunteers and colleagues who also… Read More »

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Welcome New Members – July 2021

By | August 2, 2021

The following members recently joined. We welcome you to the Chapter and encourage you to take advantage of the many professional development, networking and information resources available to you at HFMA. Other HFMA members are a terrific resource for your everyday professional challenges – we encourage all members, current and new, to get involved with HFMA committees and… Read More »

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Save the Date: In-Person Compliance & Internal Audit Conference Joint with NEHA

By | July 6, 2021

SAVE THE DATE – December 1-3, 2021 The New England Healthcare Internal Auditors (NEHIA) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) MA-RI Chapter are excited to host a 3-day educational conference bringing expert presenters from healthcare compliance, privacy, security, and of course, internal auditing. Each presentation is an opportunity for presenters to share their knowledge with all levels… Read More »

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Welcome New Members – June 2021

By | July 6, 2021

The following members recently joined. We welcome you to the Chapter and encourage you to take advantage of the many professional development, networking and information resources available to you at HFMA. Other HFMA members are a terrific resource for your everyday professional challenges – we encourage all members, current and new, to get involved with HFMA committees and… Read More »

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Sponsored Post: Say It Ain’t So: Silent PPOs Are Here to Stay

By | July 5, 2021

***** This post is sponsored by Alekman DiTusa. ***** On May 5, 2021, the Massachusetts Appeals Court issued its long-awaited decision in the case of Metropolitan Property & Insurance Company v. Emerson Hospital. Unfortunately, the Appeals Court ruled in favor of Metropolitan and found that Preferred Provider Agreements did not run afoul of G.L. c. 90 §34M, the… Read More »

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How to Identify Medicaid-Eligible Days for Initial and Amended Cost Reports

In late 2014, a Provider Reimbursement Review Board’s (PRRB) decision highlighted numerous issues supporting the need for hospitals to perform retrospective reviews of initial Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) calculations. The case of Barberton Citizens Hospital v CGS Administrators, LLC/Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (Barberton) led to a series of changes—including both PRRB actions and Centers for… Read More »

Mike Newell, Partner, Moss Adams, Health Care Consulting

Looking for the Light at the End of the Tunnel: Tactics for Overcoming an A/R Follow-Up Backlog

If there is one thing that revenue cycle management hates to see, it is a growing upward trend in A/R. A buildup can overwhelm even the most experienced of staff and lead to feelings of exasperation and frustration with no clear solution in sight. When hospitals start to see a trend of their A/R increasing, there are a… Read More »

Reginald Holmes and Emily Anne Jacobstein, FHFMA

Call for Volunteers

By | June 21, 2021

Dear HFMA Member, With the new Chapter year starting on June 1, 2021, it is once again time to consider your volunteer options for the upcoming year. Click Here for a description of each of the various Committees as well as a Committee Volunteer form. During the pandemic, we all had to adapt the way our organizations operated… Read More »

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Board Member Spotlight – Meet Evan Dressel

By | June 18, 2021

HFMA is pleased to bring you a recurring feature on the blog, the Board and Committee Member Spotlight. Below is an interview with one of our board members, Evan Dressel, discussing his history and future with HFMA. Keep an eye out for more interviews coming regularly. What leadership skill has been most useful? [ed] I’ve spent a lot… Read More »

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