Drug Pricing and Payment Policy: Key 2018 Developments and Potential 2019 Changes and Challenges

Following a number of drug pricing reforms implemented or proposed in 2018, 2019 likely will bring more action from HHS and Congress to reduce drug prices. Key Points: In 2018, the Administration implemented and proposed several policy changes to reduce drug prices or spending, and Congress passed new legislation prohibiting health plans from preventing pharmacies from informing plan… Read More »

Stuart S. Kurlander, Daniel Meron, Eric C. Greig, Barrett J. Tenbarge

Strengthening Your Leadership Ability

By | February 12, 2019

Leadership in healthcare has changed dramatically in recent decades. Seeing the big picture and having an integrative, strategic vision is more important than ever. In our experience, a high tolerance for ambiguity and change is more important than ever for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders. As you know, the rate of change is accelerating in all areas of the… Read More »

Jeff Zegas and Anita Karcz, MD

Dinner Brings Together Past Chapter Presidents

By | February 6, 2019

I had the pleasure recently to spend time with the HFMA Massachusetts-Rhode Island (MA-RI) chapter’s past presidents. In attendance there were 12 past presidents who represented the chapter and who have served in many capacities going back to 1999 – 20 years of commitment. The MA-RI chapter is led by volunteers and continues its legacy of trying new and innovative ways… Read More »

Rose Rotty

Welcome New Members!

By | February 1, 2019

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 »


Revenue Cycle Conference – Reimagining for a More Efficient Tomorrow

Gillette Stadium once again played host for this year’s Revenue Cycle Conference. However, this year the conference was treated to an unobstructed view of the field, which really was a sight to see! Even though the New England Patriots were getting ready for the AFC Championship game, Coach Belichick thought the attendees should get their money’s worth when… Read More »

Billy Trujillo and Jonathan Moss

Congratulations on Your Certification, John Gagnon!

By | January 21, 2019

The chapter would like to congratulate John Gagnon on completing the CHFP certification process. John works for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center as Manager of the Radiology Informatics, (IT), team and their Image Management Center (formerly Film Library). John is also an online adjunct professor for local academia, teaching courses in undergraduate and graduate programs in Healthcare Management… Read More »


Get Ready for the Revenue Cycle Conference

By | January 9, 2019

It’s hard to believe, but the Revenue Cycle Conference at Gillette Stadium is only eight days away!  If you have not yet registered, you can do so online until Monday, January 14th at noon.  Visit this link for registration.  On-site registration will also be available on both Thursday and Friday at the conference. The two day program includes: A… Read More »

Kate Stewart

Get Ready for the Revenue Cycle Conference

By | December 19, 2018

We’re only four weeks away from this year’s Revenue Cycle Conference and if you are not yet registered, now is the time!  This year’s conference includes two days of educational content at the Putnam Club at Gillette Stadium, more than 50 vendors, Thursday night bowling, and great raffles and giveaways. From cost transparency to population health management, the conference… Read More »


Sponsored Post: Reasons to Be Hopeful About the US Health Industry in 2019

* * * * * This post sponsored by PwC. * * * * * The US health industry is showing signs of modernizing along the lines of tech, retail and hospitality, changes that should benefit consumers and the healthcare system overall. Once thought to operate outside the greater US economy, the industry—with its byzantine payment system, complicated… Read More »

Christine Freyermuth, Gwen Spencer and Josh Cahn