Check out this video tutorial on Balance Sheets

By | September 17, 2018

In advance of our New To Healthcare event this Friday, over the coming days, we’ll be posting educational videos on healthcare finance fundamentals.  The Massachusetts-Rhode Island chapter of HFMA teamed up with the Massachusetts Medical Society to create these videos featuring leaders in the local healthcare industry. Our first video is an 18-minute tutorial on balance sheets featuring… Read More »

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Lifetime Member: Kathleen Maher

By | September 11, 2018

The MA-RI HFMA Chapter honored five long-term volunteers with Lifetime Membership at the annual awards dinner in May. These five volunteers, Robert Ellertsen, FHFMA, Kathleen Maher, Gerry O’Neill, FHFMA, Thomas Pearson, FHFHMA, and Thomas Zubricki, have devoted countless hours to helping our chapter succeed. This is the third in a series of blog posts spotlighting our newest Lifetime… Read More »

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Nothing better than learning live! Join us for networking and knowledge!

By | September 11, 2018

Accounting and Regulatory Technical Update:  Evolving Strategy in a Dynamic Healthcare Environment On Friday, October 19th, spend the day at the Doubletree by Hilton in Westborough engaging in an interactive learning experience.  Network with colleagues, ask your questions to experienced panelists on Cybersecurity and Evolving Healthcare Strategy, and learn the latest on tax reform and accounting and financial… Read More »

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Welcome New Members! August 2018

By | September 4, 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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Thank you to our Committee Chairs

By | August 28, 2018

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chapter’s 19 committee chairs below for their continued work to keep the HFMA Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter relevant, thriving, and fun. I encourage you to join our volunteer team. Active participation is a great way to build knowledge and skills while at the same time developing valuable relationships.  And… Read More »

Garrett Gillespie

Five Best Practices in Hospital Pricing Transparency

By | August 27, 2018

The Advisory Board found that 89 percent of patients want to know their medical costs before receiving care. And that percentage is only expected to grow as healthcare becomes more consumer-centric—and as the financial burden continues to shift to patients through mechanisms like high-deductible health plans or self-funded employer plans. While demand for more information increases, many providers… Read More »

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And the Survey Says…

By | August 27, 2018

Did you recently get an email from HFMA about a survey? HFMA national is seeking member feedback about how to best support you. If you received a request to complete the survey, please take a few minutes and provide your input on how HFMA can best support you. They are looking for feedback on your professional needs in order to provide… Read More »

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Revenue Integrity Leading Practice Considerations

As health systems face already-tightening operating margins, additional reductions in reimbursement, and the competing demand for an increasing focus on the patient experience, health systems are looking to control risks and maintain financial stability. Revenue Integrity programs, the conduits through which clinical departments and their revenue cycle colleagues promote integration to improve charge capture[1] and reduce revenue leakage[2],… Read More »

Emily Shaw; Kathryn Burg Plaza; Margaret Murphy

Fundamentals and Fun: New to Healthcare

By | August 19, 2018

Do you need a refresher in healthcare finance? Have you recently transitioned roles and could use an overview of the healthcare landscape? Do you have a new member of your team who would benefit from additional training? Join HFMA at the New to Healthcare seminar on Friday, September 21, 2018. The course will take place at Suffolk Law… Read More »

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Want to Get Certified? New Pricing for Module I: Business of Health Care!

By | August 19, 2018

With back to school season in full swing, have you considered hitting the books yourself to obtain certification as a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP)?  We’re pleased to announce that HFMA has recently lowered the price for the Business of Health Care program (Module I for certification), as well as for certain specialist certifications.  Updated pricing is below.  If you’re interested… Read More »

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