Late last month, Senators Grassley (R-IA), Brown (D-OH), and Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Sunshine Act, a bill that would expand Physician Payment Sunshine Act reporting requirements to cover payments and other transfers of value made to advance practice nurses and physician assistants. As indicated in Senator Grassley’s announcement of the bill, the Senators are tying the expansion… Read More »
On July 26th the Red Sox are taking on the Minnesota Twins and HFMA will be at Fenway to cheer them on! The Networking and Young Professionals Committee is organizing this fun event and tickets will go on sale soon. Each ticket will include admission to the game as well as a fun pre-party nearby. Go Sox!
Achieving the designation as a Certified Healthcare Finance Professional (CHFP) continues to be one of the most strategic and career-advancing moves that members can make – especially in today’s competitive and ever-changing healthcare landscape. We understand that members pursue certification on top of the demands of their professional and personal lives. The Massachusetts-Rhode Island chapter is committed to… Read More »
Last Friday, the Managed Care Committee held their annual conference in Norwood, MA. This year’s conference theme, “The Path to Value,” was reflected throughout the day by speakers on a variety of topics. The morning kicked off with a welcome message from our new Chapter President, Garrett Gillespie. Following the welcome, Alex Calcagno, Director of Federal and Community… Read More »
The Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association is excited to launch its new blog, today, June 1, 2018! In the coming months, we will be transitioning from the chapter newsletter, HFMA Advisor, to a blog format for communications with our members. Past issues of the HFMA Advisor will continue to be available on our website. … Read More »
The Importance of Credentialing The process of credentialing refers to both obtaining approval for a provider to practice at a hospital (i.e. privileging) and to be reimbursed for services by a particular payer. Both processes require satisfying many criteria, including proof of identify, education, training, licensing and board certification, as well as verifying malpractice insurance and reviewing any… Read More »
We’re only a few short months away from the annual summer golf tournament. On Monday, August 13, 2018, the MA-RI Chapter of HFMA will be hitting the links at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA. The scramble tournament begins with a shotgun start at 7:30AM. After you’ve worked up an appetite on the course, join us for a clambake (non-golfers are… Read More »
It’s time to review your Founders Points! Please review your HFMA National Founders Points for the 2017-18 year between now and Monday, June 11th. Click here to log-in and access your membership profile: http://www.hfma.org. Communicate any changes/additions to your Founders Merit Award points for the year June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018 year to Amy Poole at… Read More »