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Announcing 2021 RCC Celebrity Speaker – Zdeno Chara!

By | December 29, 2020

The 2021 Revenue Cycle Conference Celebrity Speaker has just been announced: ZDENO CHARA of the Boston Bruins! Don’t miss out on your chance to virtually meet our celebrity speaker, Zdeno Chara, on the last day of the conference! Register today! Any NHL forward who has ventured into the Boston Bruins’ zone during the past decade to try and… Read More »

2021 Virtual Revenue Cycle Conference: January 6, 14, and 22

By | December 18, 2020

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) of Massachusetts-Rhode Island cordially invites you to join us for our 24th Annual Revenue Cycle Conference (RCC) entitled: Rev Cycling Through Adversity. We will be offering THREE days of educational opportunities with a social event on the last day. This premier revenue cycle event will provide a unique forum for educational opportunities, discussion,… Read More »

Internal Auditing – Advanced Internal Audit Capabilities (Sweta Shah, April Patterson, Deloitte). Few Quick Takeaways:

Agile and Dynamic Risk Assessment (DRA) are part of the blue print for enabling the internal audit processes of the future. Agile approach to IA: iterative, cross-functional collaboration (e.g., collaborate on identification of risk areas and alignment on what is audited and why), focus on business value and continuous improvement. Cognitive science / Agile approach suggests: The longer we… Read More »

More Highlights from the 2020 HFMA and NEHIA Compliance & Internal Audit Conference

By | December 14, 2020

By Amber Fecik, Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Amelia Abba, Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP As noted in previous blogs, the MA-RI Chapter of HFMA teamed up with the New England Healthcare Internal Auditors (NEHIA) organization on December 2nd and 3rd to put on NEHIA’s annual Compliance and Internal Audit Conference.  A few additional highlights from the… Read More »

Highlights from the 2020 HFMA and NEHIA Compliance & Internal Audit Conference

By | December 14, 2020

By Amber Fecik, Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Amelia Abba, Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP The HFMA MA-RI Chapter teamed up with the New England Healthcare Internal Auditors (NEHIA) organization last week to put on NEHIA’s annual Compliance and Internal Audit Conference.  The conference was attended by more than 140 participants and was a great success!  Thank… Read More »

Thank You, Everyone!

By | December 14, 2020

By Dhara Satija, HFMA MA-RI Chapter Board Member & Compliance Committee Co-Chair and Amber Fecik, NEHIA Board Member The HFMA MA-RI Chapter and New England Healthcare Internal Auditors (NEHIA) organization would like to thank all of those who made last week’s virtual Compliance and Internal Audit Conference a success! Thank you to our more than 140 participants who… Read More »

E&M Changes 2021 – What the Changes Mean for Private Practices session by Pam D’Apuzzo, President, RR Health Strategies, LLC

By | December 8, 2020

By: Katherine Record, Executive Director, Beth Israel Lahey Health Medicaid ACOs and Performance Network Compliance & Privacy Strategy, HFMA MA-RI Chapter, Compliance Committee Member, CMS is making changes to E/M codes 99201-99205 and 99211-99215, which are likely to be adopted universally across all payers (including commercial). What do you need to know? For the first time, physical exam… Read More »

Internal Auditing – Operational vs. Clinical Audit session by Scott Brady, Clinical Compliance Auditor and Nick Borges, Compliance Internal Auditor of Lifespan

By | December 8, 2020

By: Garrett Gillespie, Corporate Compliance Officer and Deputy GC, BMC HealthNet Plan; HFMA MA-RI Chapter Compliance Committee Member, What to review to identify risks:  senior management surveys, operational management interviews, regulatory publications (e.g., OIG website), audit staff input, external sources. Audits are won or lost in the preparation.  Think about: What do you need to know? What should… Read More »

Register Now for the Accounting & Regulatory Technical Update

By | September 9, 2020

Get ready to join the MA-RI Chapter of HFMA for the annual Accounting & Regulatory Technical Update.  This year’s program will be a series of four lunchtime virtual sessions (September 16, 23, 30, and October 7) bringing you the great content of this conference in a new format.  Through the four sessions, participants will: Obtain a deeper understanding… Read More »