Welcome New Members! December 2020

By | January 5, 2021

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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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 »

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Board Member Spotlight – Meet Jenny Davies

By | December 28, 2020

HFMA is pleased to bring you a recurring feature on the blog, the Board and Committee Member Spotlight. Below is an interview with one of our board members, Jenny Davies, discussing her history and future with HFMA. Keep an eye out for more interviews coming regularly. What was your first job and how did you end up with… Read More »

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Board Member Spotlight – Meet Donna Schneider

By | December 22, 2020

HFMA is pleased to bring you a recurring feature on the blog, the Board and Committee Member Spotlight. Below is an interview with one of our board members, Donna Schneider, discussing her history and future with HFMA. Keep an eye out for more interviews coming regularly. What was your first job and how did you end up with… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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