New Year, New Certification

By | December 17, 2021

HFMA has launched the new Certified Specialist Payment & Reimbursement (CSPR) certification program. Those who earn this certification will have demonstrated specialist-level knowledge of the managed care environment, payment rates, benefit coordination, reimbursement models, cost-control incentives, legislative changes, and more. The content is somewhat different to the Certified Specialist Managed Care (CSMC) program, contains some clarifications, updated references throughout, new interactions,… Read More »


Thank You, Everyone!

The New England Healthcare Internal Auditors (NEHIA) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) MA-RI Chapter would like to thank all of those who made the in-person 3-day Compliance and Internal Audit Conference a success! Thank you to our more than 75 participants who joined us for one or more days.  We hope you enjoyed the presentations from… Read More »

Dhara Satija, Board Member & Compliance Committee Co-Chair

Feedback from the sponsors, speakers, and participants of the 2021 HFMA and NEHIA Compliance & Internal Audit Conference

Thank you to our conference sponsors, speakers, and participants. We are glad you could join us in-person this year! What our conference sponsors are saying: “The variety and depth of the conference speakers provided both concrete takeaways and conceptual challenges that can be used to strengthen any internal audit or compliance program.” – Tully Saunders, Manager, Deloitte &… Read More »

Dhara Satija, Board Member & Compliance Committee Co-Chair

New to Healthcare Annual Seminars: What You Missed

The MA-RI Chapter of HFMA held two half day seminars on Nov. 12th and 19th for individuals new to the healthcare sector.  The Day One agenda was “Fundamentals of Healthcare Financial Reporting”, presented by Allison Dolan, Sr. Manager in Healthcare Services at BDO USA, LLC, and “Law, Compliance and Regulations”, presented by Tim Hogan, Sr. VP and Chief… Read More »

Rick Markello, Old Silver Beach Consulting, LLC

Welcome New Members! November 2021

By | December 1, 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 »


Healthcare Capital Finance: Beyond Operational Needs

Recognizing the changing world of health care capital finance, the MA-RI HFMA Capital Finance Committee has taken a new tack that recognizes the changing nature and disruptive forces that will alter the underpinnings of more traditional relationships.  We began this journey on November 17 with a webinar, “Strategic Affiliations: New Models for Capital Financing”. The expert panel assembled… Read More »

Gary Janko, Robert Guadagno & Eric Schwartz, Capital Finance Committee Co-Chairs

A Big Thank You to All of Our Supporters!

By | November 24, 2021

The HFMA MA-RI Chapter wants to send out a big thank you to all of our supporters! Because of your participation, we can provide educational programs, help you grow your professional networks, and help strengthen your own organizations. We value your efforts for our association, and cannot wait to see what more we can accomplish together!


Compliance & Internal Audit Conference – Speaker: Destin Harcus

By | November 23, 2021

Meet the speaker for the HFMA MA-RI Chapter and the New England Healthcare Internal Auditors (NEHIA) 3-day in-person educational conference. Destin Harcus, Executive Director of Internal Audit, AdventHealth Tell us about your compliance career journey In my junior year of college I was pursuing an accounting degree but wasn’t sure how I wanted to use that degree to… Read More »


Considerations for COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payment (CAAP) Recoupments

The Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments (AAP) program assists certain types of providers with advances on future claims to help with funding due to a disruption in claims submission or processing. With the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the existing AAP program on… Read More »

Mandy Mori and Denise Stark, Moss Adams