Category Archives: Industry Topics

Smile for the camera!

By | October 30, 2018

Between the New to Healthcare and the Accounting and Regulatory Technical Update, we’ve had two wonderful educational events in the past few weeks. Below are some pictures from these two events. If you have photos from HFMA that you’d like featured on the blog, please email them to admin@ma-ri-hfma.org. New to Healthcare Seminar & Networking:     Accounting… Read More »

Get Registered for Fall Educational Programs Today

By | October 24, 2018

Our chapter has a full schedule in November!  With two in-person programs and one webinar in before Thanksgiving, there’s something on the agenda for everyone. Capital Finance Seminar: Debt Management and Risk Management–From Basic to Complex November 1–Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110 Join us for an afternoon program highlighting debt finance and enterprise… Read More »

Trump Administration Proposes Requiring Disclosure of Drug Prices in TV Ads

The Trump Administration is moving full speed ahead with its proposals under the Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices (the “Blueprint”).  Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a proposed rule that would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to disclose the list price of their pharmaceutical products in direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) television ads (the “Proposed Rule”).  This comes only a week… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »