We’re In This Together – Free Virtual HFMA Conference on April 9th

By | April 8, 2020

Healthcare organizations and their leaders are incredibly busy using all their resources to care for patients and protect the brave and the vulnerable. HFMA Is also working through these extraordinary times to make sure members have the information and tools needed to navigate through the uncertainty. One resource is the Virtual Conference on Thursday, April 9th. This free to HFMA member conference includes an update on the overall state of the industry from HFMA’s President Joe Fifer; COVID-19 challenges and predicting the new normal; standing up and optimizing telehealth; and potential Medicaid financing changes. You can attend any or all sessions depending on your schedule and needs. The conference is approved for 4 CPEs.

Register at:  https://www.hfma.org/events/spring-2020-virtual-conference0.html


Hard truths: The state of the healthcare industry / 10:00 – 11:00 am Eastern Time
with Joseph J. Fifer, President and CEO, HFMA
Longstanding healthcare industry challenges are being catalyzed by COVID-19; the resulting volatile mix has driven healthcare to the top of the agenda. Joe will identify key strategic issues in healthcare finance and discuss implications of current trends for best leadership. He’ll describe why a consumer-centered approach to the business of healthcare remains a success imperative.

COVID-19: Current challenges and predicting the ‘New Normal’ / 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Eastern Time
with Susan Winckler, Chief Risk Management Officer and President, Leavitt Partners, LLC
Jill Donovan, Principal, Leavitt Partners, LLC
David Lee, Director, Leavitt Partners, LLC
This session will recap current challenges and responses to COVID-19 as well as provide insight on what the post-COVID health care landscape might look like. Speakers will address supply chain implications, the role of information technology and workforce deployment. Will COVID-19 normalize telehealth? Where have IT investments paid off, and where did they fall short? What supply chain changes may we see?

Patient Care in Crisis: How to launch code and bill telehealth services / 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time
with Lucy Zielinski, Managing Partner, Lumina Health Partners
George Mayzell, Managing Principal, Lumina Health Partners

Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, physicians and health leaders are under tremendous pressure to meet the demands of patient care while stabilizing operational and financial health. This session will showcase a telehealth demonstration and discuss how providers can implement telehealth quickly and efficiently.

Big changes afoot in Medicaid financing? A review of expected actions / 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern Time

Cindy Mann, Partner, Mannatt Health

Anne Karl, Partner, Mannatt Health
This session will focus on recent and anticipated Medicaid developments that have or could have significant implications for the program, states, plans and providers. This session will look at recently proposed and implemented policies, including the Medicaid financial accountability proposed regulations, the Healthy Adult Opportunity waiver, and the newly implemented public rule. Also the impact the COVID-19 funding on the Medicaid programs will be addressed.