Career Corner: When is it time to move on to a new position?

By | November 14, 2018

There are many reasons why you stay in a job.  You enjoy the work, you like the people.  The salary is good.  You are happy to produce solid results.  You feel important and get a lot of respect.  You regularly face interesting, stimulating challenges. Maybe the stress or anxiety about doing your job well is low.  Your employer… Read More »

Jeff Zegas and Susan Servais

Harder than It Looks: Appropriate Use of the CMS Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN)

Of all the acronyms that Medicare patients become familiar with, the “ABN” is certainly not one of the favorites. An ABN, or “Advance Beneficiary Notice” is a waiver form that alerts a patient that a test or procedure will likely not be covered by Medicare, usually due to CMS medical necessity requirements regarding required diagnoses for coverage or… Read More »

Emily Anne Nolte, FHFMA and Catherine Hood, CRCR

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: How Health Care Organizations Can Act

Years of research and data have shown that social determinants of health have a significant impact on the profitability and sustainability of the health care industry. In fact, when considered broadly across racial disparities, education, social support, transportation, healthy food and poverty, social determinants of health have been shown to account for more than a third of total… Read More »

Andrew Snyder and Anita Cattrell

Anniversary Billing is Here

By | November 6, 2018

Effective Nov. 2 HFMA changed annual membership dues billing from the June 1 annual billing system to anniversary billing. This means that memberships will no longer be prorated. Membership terms will now be for a full year from the date a member joins or renews. Members will also have an option to automatically renew their membership to provide… Read More »

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Welcome New Members! October 2018

By | November 1, 2018

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 »

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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 »

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Congratulations on Your Certification, Jessica Fyhr!

By | October 29, 2018

The chapter would like to congratulate Jessica Fyhr on completing the CHFP certification process. After spending time as a stay at home mom, Jessica began her career in healthcare finance 6 years ago. She started as a financial analyst and is currently a senior financial analyst in the CFO’s office at Baystate Health. We recently connected with Jessica… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

Lauren Moldawer & Theresa Carnegie

Wine Dinner and Founders Points

By | October 23, 2018

Save the date! This year’s annual wine dinner is scheduled for May 9, 2019 at the Downtown Harvard Club. This is a special event for our chapter as it is when we recognize our volunteers for service to HFMA. Three of the awards presented are related to Founders Points. Are you familiar with HFMA’s Founders Points? Points are… Read More »

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