CARES Act – Provider Relief Fund | Reporting & Single Audit Requirements

Many providers have received several payments from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of both the general and targeted distributions to reimburse for eligible health care expenses and/or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19. The acceptance and corresponding attestation of these payments were accompanied by numerous… Read More »

Kelly J. Sauders and Stephanie Santana

The COVID 19 Impact on the Transfer Rule

By | July 27, 2020

As a refresher, under the Post-Acute Transfer Rule (PACT), if a patient was discharged below the Geometric Mean Length of Stay (GMLOS) and the discharge status on the claim indicated a transfer to post-acute care, then the hospital is entitled to a per diem payment amount and not the total amount a full DRG payment would provide. There… Read More »


Welcome New Members!

By | July 2, 2020

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 »


HFMA’s Certification exams – A Great Strategy to Enhance Your Career

By | June 23, 2020

If you feel the current healthcare climate has adversely impacted your career path or put opportunities on hold, consider using any excess free time to study and sit for any of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Certification exams. It’s a great strategy to enhance your career by making the most out of free time this summer. Options include… Read More »

John D. Reardon, FHFMA

Young Professionals Committee Interest

By | June 19, 2020

Attention all MA-RI healthcare professionals! Are you new to healthcare? Starting out your career? A seasoned professional looking to mentor? Young at heart? Or just looking for more networking opportunities to advance your career and broaden your horizons? The young professionals committee is putting together a group for professionals just like you to communicate and share ideas and… Read More »


COVID – 19 | Latest Regulatory Updates and Implications

The US Treasury, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have implemented financial relief and regulatory flexibility to support health care entities through the unparalleled impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 20, 2020, Kelly Saunders, Chris Anusbigian, and Linsday Wisdom of Deloitte presented a webinar through the MA-RI chapter… Read More »

Kelly Sauders, Chris Anusbigian, Lindsay Wisdom

HFMA New Membership Model!

By | May 26, 2020

Did you know? The HFMA membership is now an all-inclusive model that includes complimentary access to all the online education and HFMA certification programs! HFMA delivers tools and resources you need to navigate the unending changes taking place in healthcare. Your membership includes access to the study materials and assessment for any program you enroll in. This means… Read More »


In Memory of Phil Geissinger

By | May 19, 2020

With great sadness, we are writing to inform you of the loss of Phil Geissinger, FHFMA, FACMPE. Phil was very active in the MA-RI Chapter, serving a number of roles, including Board Member and volunteering on the New to Healthcare Committee. Following his graduation from Albion College, Phil relocated to Boston and attended Northeastern where he earned his… Read More »


National HFMA Board Composition Amendment

By | May 4, 2020

Request to HFMA MA-RI Chapter Members, HFMA is looking for your help to vote regarding the proposed National HFMA Board composition amendment. Please look for an email that came from Joe Fifer, HFMA President and CEO, on Monday, April 27. This email has a unique link for you to click on and vote. HFMA would appreciate your help… Read More »


Sponsored Post: Financial Relief for CARES Act, FEMA and other COVID-19 Programs and Reporting Considerations

* * * * * This post sponsored by Deloitte & Touche, LLP. * * * * * The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has led to the adoption of a number of health care legislative and regulatory programs to provide financial relief for healthcare organizations. As part of receiving these benefits, healthcare organizations are responsible for ensuring that associated… Read More »

Kelly J. Sauders and Heather Hagan