Debt Management and Risk Management: from the Basic to the Complex

By | October 16, 2018

The HFMA MA-RI Capital Finance seminar on debt management and risk management will be held on Thursday, November 1st from 1:15-6:00 at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in downtown Boston. For many companies, the CFO organization is responsible for managing debt capital and overseeing enterprise risk management. An effective risk management framework seeks to protect an organization’s capital… Read More »

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News from National: Seeking Volunteer Manuscript Reviewers

By | October 16, 2018

HFMA is highly dedicated to providing its members and readers of hfm with expert insight and practical guidance regarding all matters germane to healthcare finance within the U.S. healthcare system. The editors of hfm rely on the perspectives of reviewers who have special expertise in the various areas of healthcare finance to help in determining whether articles submitted for publication in hfm are of… Read More »

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CMS 2019 Proposed PFS Rule: Where to start

By | October 10, 2018

Many of you are likely aware that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the following rule for comment, which were due in September: Medicare Program Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability… Read More »

Deb Schoenthaler

Introducing HFMA’s “Healthcare Delivery Transformation Committee!”

This fall two of the HFMA MA-RI Chapter’s Committees, the Enterprise Performance Management / Physician Practice Management Committee and the Managed Care Committee merged to form the newly founded “Healthcare Delivery Transformation Committee.”  The merger is a result of the changing healthcare delivery landscape; there are far more similarities than differences among the operational and financial concerns of managed… Read More »

Kim Carlozzi and Karen Granoff

Are you a Knowledge Worker?

By | October 2, 2018

Many of the HFMA members reading this blog post are likely defined as “knowledge workers” – a term coined by management guru Peter Drucker back in the mid-20th century. Knowledge workers are individuals who work with their heads, not their hands (maybe other than to utilize Excel and PowerPoint to the point of exhaustion) to plan, contribute, and… Read More »

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Welcome New Members! September 2018

By | October 2, 2018

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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CMS Flips the Physician Visit World on its Head

By | September 26, 2018

In July of this year, CMS released groundbreaking proposed rule changes that, if implemented, will dramatically change the way physicians document and get paid for their work. In broad terms, CMS is seeking to reduce the administrative burden on physicians by allowing the documentation of face-to-face time spent with the patient and or the medical decision making portion… Read More »

Brian Meredith, CPC

Evolving Healthcare Strategy

By | September 25, 2018

CVS Health announced its intention to purchase Aetna. Cigna Corp. has announced an agreement to buy Express Scripts. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Berkshire Hathaway have joined forces on healthcare. Partners HealthCare is in talks with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and recently closed its purchase of Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health… Read More »

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Final video in the series – Payer Mix – Check it out

By | September 18, 2018

In advance of our New To Healthcare event this Friday, we’re posting this 7-minute educational video.  The Massachusetts-Rhode Island chapter of HFMA teamed up with the Massachusetts Medical Society to create these videos featuring leaders in the local healthcare industry. This is the third of three. Video by Stephen Jenney, CPA, MS, Chief Financial Officer, BWPO

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Another great video tutorial on Cash vs. Accrual

By | September 18, 2018

In advance of our New To Healthcare event this Friday, we’re posting this 14-minute educational video.  The Massachusetts-Rhode Island chapter of HFMA teamed up with the Massachusetts Medical Society to create these videos featuring leaders in the local healthcare industry. This is the second of three. Video by Jim Heffernan Senior Vice President Finance and Treasurer, Massachusetts General… Read More »

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