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  • Membership for Physicians and Medical Group Practice Leaders
    magazine every month for free a 340 value Get involved and network with your local HFMA Chapter Learn all of the reasons why you should join us Already an HFMA member Tell a colleague about HFMA BACK TO PAGINATION HFMA currently provides many resources designed to help clinicians understand all aspects of the healthcare finance and business operations Here are a few resources Sign up for HFMA s Physician Business Advisor free monthly e newsletter Attend HFMA s Annual National Payment Innovation Summit virtually or in person co sponsored by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and the Catalyst for Payment Reform Download HFMA s free white paper Clinically Integrated Networks An Efficient Cost Effective Approach to Population Health Management part of HFMA Seminars white paper series Access HFMA s free toolkit Strategies for Physician Engagement and Alignment a companion resource with HFMA s Value Project report Download HFMA s free eBook Elevating Physician Practice Performance View a collection of articles case studies blogs and tools developed for physician practice managers Join Us Become an HFMA Member and receive many educational discounts and additional benefits such as All Live Webinars and On Demand Webinars are free for members 99 each for non members You ll receive HFMA s hfm magazine every month for free a 340 value Get involved and network with your local HFMA Chapter Learn all of the reasons why you should join us Already an HFMA member Tell a colleague about HFMA Please login to add your comments Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e point of service customer service patient statements and analyzed regularly for maximized results HFMA Business Profiles Ontario Systems Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly Changing Environment Steve Scibetta senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems healthcare product line shares insights into effectively managing receivables HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY The Future of Online Patient Billing Portals This white paper written by Apex President Patrick Maurer discusses methods to increase patient adoption of online payments Providers are now seeking ways to incrementally collect more payments due from patients as well as speeding up the rate of collections This white paper shows why patient centric approaches to online payment portals are important complements to traditional provider centric approaches HFMA Business Profiles Optum Enabling Transformative Change Elena White vice president of risk quality and network solutions for Optum discusses how healthcare providers can leverage data and technology as they enable risk in their organization HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Payment Portals Can Improve Self Pay Collections and Support Meaningful Use Increased electronic engagement between healthcare providers and patients provides significant opportunities for improving revenue cycle metrics and encouraging patients to access EHRs This article written by Apex Founder and CEO Brian Kueppers explores a number of strategies to create synergy between patient billing online payment portals and electronic health record EHR software to realize a high ROI in speed to payment patient satisfaction and portal adoption for meaningful use HFMA Business Profiles Somnia Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve Toward Improved Anesthesia Value Somnia President and CEO Marc Koch MD MBA explains how hospitals can drive transformative change in the perioperative experience for outstanding clinical and financial outcomes HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Large Health System Drives 10 UP Patient Payments and 10 DOWN Billing related Costs Faced with a rising tide of bad debt a large Southeastern healthcare system was seeing a sharp decline in net patient revenues The need to improve collections was dire By integrating critical tools

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  • Membership for Health Plan Leaders
    every month for free a 340 value Get involved and network with your local HFMA Chapter Learn all of the reasons why you should join us Already an HFMA member Tell a colleague about HFMA BACK TO PAGINATION HFMA offers a wide variety of resources developed to help health plan leaders navigate the financial challenges and opportunities in this new era of healthcare business Here are a few resources Download HFMA s free report Questions and Answers on the ACA s Premium Stabilization Programs e g risk corridor reinsurance and risk adjustment Attend HFMA s Annual National Payment Innovation Summit virtually or in person co sponsored by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and the Catalyst for Payment Reform Download HFMA s free white paper Better Decisions Through Data Analytics Its Growing Role in Value Based Care part of HFMA Seminars white paper series Download HFMA s Executive Survey Value Based Payment readiness sponsored by Humana Read HFMA s Leadership digital publication a resource to help providers physicians and payers collaborate Subscribe to HFMA s free monthly Leadership e newsletter View a collection of articles case studies blogs and tools developed for health plan leaders and professionals Join Us Become an HFMA Member and receive many educational discounts and additional benefits such as All Live Webinars and On Demand Webinars are free for members 99 each for non members You ll receive HFMA s hfm magazine every month for free a 340 value Get involved and network with your local HFMA Chapter Learn all of the reasons why you should join us Already an HFMA member Tell a colleague about HFMA Please login to add your comments Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e point of service customer service patient statements and analyzed regularly for maximized results HFMA Business Profiles Ontario Systems Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly Changing Environment Steve Scibetta senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems healthcare product line shares insights into effectively managing receivables HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY The Future of Online Patient Billing Portals This white paper written by Apex President Patrick Maurer discusses methods to increase patient adoption of online payments Providers are now seeking ways to incrementally collect more payments due from patients as well as speeding up the rate of collections This white paper shows why patient centric approaches to online payment portals are important complements to traditional provider centric approaches HFMA Business Profiles Optum Enabling Transformative Change Elena White vice president of risk quality and network solutions for Optum discusses how healthcare providers can leverage data and technology as they enable risk in their organization HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Payment Portals Can Improve Self Pay Collections and Support Meaningful Use Increased electronic engagement between healthcare providers and patients provides significant opportunities for improving revenue cycle metrics and encouraging patients to access EHRs This article written by Apex Founder and CEO Brian Kueppers explores a number of strategies to create synergy between patient billing online payment portals and electronic health record EHR software to realize a high ROI in speed to payment patient satisfaction and portal adoption for meaningful use HFMA Business Profiles Somnia Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve Toward Improved Anesthesia Value Somnia President and CEO Marc Koch MD MBA explains how hospitals can drive transformative change in the perioperative experience for outstanding clinical and financial outcomes HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Large Health System Drives 10 UP Patient Payments and 10 DOWN Billing related Costs Faced with a rising tide of bad

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  • Board of Directors 2015-2016
    Corporation Risk Retention Group Mr Brennan holds an MBA in healthcare administration and a bachelor of science in business administration both from LaSalle University He is a member of the AICPA and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants John J Byrnes MD National Director Dr Byrnes is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2013 2016 term beginning June 1 2013 He is founder and senior partner Byrnes Healthcare Group Grand Rapids Mich A member of HFMA since 2005 Dr Byrnes is an avid HFMA speaker and author regularly contributes to industry publications and frequently speaks nationally and internationally He is recognized for his work in quality safety and outcome reporting and has contributed to seven books which include The Healthcare Quality Book Global Fees for Episodes of Care The Health Care Professional s Guide to Patient Centered Care for the 21st Century The Physician s Guide to Disease Management and Redesigning Healthcare Delivery Dr Byrnes is nearing completion of the first of two books in a set titled The CQO s Playbook Prior to joining SCL Health System as chief medical officer he held senior executive positions at leading healthcare systems such as Spectrum Health System Sharp HealthCare Catholic Healthcare West and Lovelace Health Systems Dr Byrnes received his bachelor of arts and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of Missouri Kansas City He completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center including Texas Children s Hospital The Texas Heart Institute MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Hermann Health System Penny D Cermak FHFMA CPA National Director Ms Cermak is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2015 2018 term beginning June 1 2015 She is senior vice president and CFO Central Texas Division at Baylor Scott White Health in Temple Texas A member of HFMA since 1996 Ms Cermak has served the National Association as a member of the National Board of Examiners and she has served the McMahon Illini Chapter as treasurer secretary vice president and president She has received the Follmer Bronze Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards Ms Cermak a Fellow of HFMA and Certified Public Accountant holds a bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in accounting Edward G Chadwick National Director Mr Chadwick is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2015 2018 term beginning June 1 2015 He is executive vice president and CFO at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit Mich A member of HFMA since 1985 Mr Chadwick has served the National Association as a member of the Large System CFO Council and is a frequent speaker at HFMA conferences Mr Chadwick has held senior executive positions at some of the nation s leading health systems including Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem N C Trinity Health in Novi Mich Mercy Health Services Trinity s predecessor and University of Chicago Hospitals Mr Chadwick holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Michael J Dewerff FHFMA CPA MBA National Director Mr Dewerff is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2014 17 term beginning June 1 2014 He is president and CEO of UnityPoint Health Fort Dodge and senior vice president of UnityPoint Health He is based in Fort Dodge Iowa A member of HFMA since 1997 Mr Dewerff has been involved with HFMA as Regional Executive for the Association s Region 8 and has served as director treasurer secretary vice president president elect and president for the Iowa Chapter He has received the Follmer Bronze Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards He is also a recipient of the HFMA Medal of Honor Mr Dewerff received his bachelor of science in accounting from Minnesota State University Moorhead and his MBA from Wayne State College Carole T Faig CPA National Director Ms Faig is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2014 17 term beginning June 1 2014 She is a partner with Ernst Young LLP Houston A member of HFMA since 1991 Ms Faig s involvement with the Association includes serving on the Principles Practices Board and speaking at national events and past service as a chair and chapter director for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter She is a Founders Bronze and a Silver Award recipient Ms Faig has served on the Women s Home governing board BioHouston advisory board and Rice University s Alliance for Entrepreneurship advisory board Ms Faig is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and a member of AICPA and TSCPA Tammie L Galindez National Director Ms Galindez is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2015 2018 term beginning June 1 2015 She is vice president client management for Conifer Health Solutions in Frisco Texas A member of HFMA since 2002 Ms Galindez has served the National Association as a member of the National Advisory Council and she served at the Chapter level as the South Texas Chapter president and as chair and member of various committees for the Gulf Coast First Illinois and South Texas Chapters She has received the Follmer Bronze Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards Ms Galindez holds a bachelor of business administration in finance from Florida Atlantic University Jonathan B Gavras MD FCCP National Director Dr Gavras is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2013 2016 term beginning June 1 2013 He is president of Avalon Healthcare Solutions Tampa Fla Dr Gavras has been a member of HFMA since 2012 and currently serves on the board of directors for the American Lung Association of Florida Throughout his career he has been active in community and professional organizations Prior to joining Avalon Healthcare Solutions Dr Gavras held leadership positions at Guidewell Health Inc UnitedHealth Group and Prudential Healthcare Before assuming administrative roles he was in the private practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine in Jupiter Fla Dr Gavras a Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians holds undergraduate degrees in chemistry and psychology from Case Western Reserve University and an MD degree from New York Medical College He completed his training in internal medicine and pulmonary diseases at the University of Rochester where he also served as chief medical resident and clinical fellow BACK TO PAGINATION Melinda S Hancock FHFMA CPA National Chair Ms Hancock is the voluntary Chair of HFMA during the 2015 16 term beginning June 1 2015 She is partner healthcare at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP in Glen Allen Va An HFMA member since 1994 Ms Hancock has served on the Association s National Advisory Councils the Regional Executives Council including a term as its chair the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee Ms Hancock also served the Virginia Chapter as director secretary president elect and president She has received the Follmer Bronze Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards Ms Hancock received her bachelor of business administration in accounting from the College of William Mary and her MBA in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix Mary Mirabelli FHFMA National Chair Elect Ms Mirabelli is the National Chair Elect of HFMA during the 2015 16 term beginning June 1 2015 She is vice president Global Practice Healthcare HP Enterprise Services LLC Plano Texas A member of HFMA since 2003 Ms Mirabelli has served on the Association s Board of Directors Governance Committee National Advisory Council Morgan Award Judging Committee Healthcare Leadership Council and Strategic Planning Committee She is also a recipient of the Follmer Bronze Award She also has had governance positions with the HCA Foundation Board and Vision Consulting and she serves as chair of the Federation of American Hospitals Health Information Technology Task Force Ms Mirabelli received her bachelor s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and her master s in management certificate in finance and marketing from the J L Kellogg Graduate School of Management Northwestern University Carol A Friesen FHFMA Secretary Treasurer Ms Friesen is the voluntary Secretary Treasurer of HFMA during the 2015 16 term beginning June 1 2015 She is vice president of health system services Bryan Health Lincoln Neb A member of HFMA since 1999 Ms Friesen has served on the Association s National Advisory Council and as a Region 8 Regional Executive She also served the Nebraska Chapter as director treasurer secretary vice president and president She has received the Follmer Bronze Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards Ms Friesen holds a bachelor of science in business management and a master of public health in healthcare administration Joseph J Fifer FHFMA CPA President CEO Mr Fifer is President and CEO of HFMA Prior to assuming this position in June 2012 Mr Fifer spent 11 years as vice president of hospital finance at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids Mich He also spent time with McLaren Health Care Corporation Flint Mich as vice president of finance and with Ingham Regional Medical Center Lansing Mich as senior vice president of finance and CFO Mr Fifer started his career with nine years at Ernst Young also in Michigan An HFMA member since 1983 Mr Fifer has served as Chair of the Board of Directors two terms as a board member and as a chapter president Mr Fifer received his bachelor s degree in business administration from Saginaw Valley State University He is an active community volunteer and runner Mr Fifer and his wife Katie have three children Sarah Tom and Joe Joe Martin Arrick MBA MPH National Director Mr Arrick is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2014 17 term beginning June 1 2014 He is managing director in the corporate and government ratings group at Standard Poor s Ratings Services New York A member of HFMA since 1997 Mr Arrick has served on the Association s Principles Practices Board Mr Arrick has been ranked in Modern Healthcare s list of the 100 most influential people in the healthcare sector and named by Smith s Research Gradings to its all star research team He has authored numerous publications and special reports on the healthcare sector Mr Arrick received his bachelor s degree from Case Western Reserve University and his MBA and master of public health degrees from Columbia University Kevin F Brennan FHFMA CPA National Director Mr Brennan is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2013 2016 term beginning June 1 2013 He is executive vice president of finance and CFO Geisinger Health System Danville Pa A member of HFMA since 1992 Mr Brennan serves on the Association s Principles Practices Board He also serves as treasurer of Geisinger Health System Foundation and is a member of the board of directors of Geisinger Assurance Company Ltd and treasurer member of the board of directors of Geisinger Insurance Corporation Risk Retention Group Mr Brennan holds an MBA in healthcare administration and a bachelor of science in business administration both from LaSalle University He is a member of the AICPA and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants John J Byrnes MD National Director Dr Byrnes is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2013 2016 term beginning June 1 2013 He is founder and senior partner Byrnes Healthcare Group Grand Rapids Mich A member of HFMA since 2005 Dr Byrnes is an avid HFMA speaker and author regularly contributes to industry publications and frequently speaks nationally and internationally He is recognized for his work in quality safety and outcome reporting and has contributed to seven books which include The Healthcare Quality Book Global Fees for Episodes of Care The Health Care Professional s Guide to Patient Centered Care for the 21st Century The Physician s Guide to Disease Management and Redesigning Healthcare Delivery Dr Byrnes is nearing completion of the first of two books in a set titled The CQO s Playbook Prior to joining SCL Health System as chief medical officer he held senior executive positions at leading healthcare systems such as Spectrum Health System Sharp HealthCare Catholic Healthcare West and Lovelace Health Systems Dr Byrnes received his bachelor of arts and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of Missouri Kansas City He completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center including Texas Children s Hospital The Texas Heart Institute MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Hermann Health System Penny D Cermak FHFMA CPA National Director Ms Cermak is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2015 2018 term beginning June 1 2015 She is senior vice president and CFO Central Texas Division at Baylor Scott White Health in Temple Texas A member of HFMA since 1996 Ms Cermak has served the National Association as a member of the National Board of Examiners and she has served the McMahon Illini Chapter as treasurer secretary vice president and president She has received the Follmer Bronze Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards Ms Cermak a Fellow of HFMA and Certified Public Accountant holds a bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in accounting Edward G Chadwick National Director Mr Chadwick is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2015 2018 term beginning June 1 2015 He is executive vice president and CFO at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit Mich A member of HFMA since 1985 Mr Chadwick has served the National Association as a member of the Large System CFO Council and is a frequent speaker at HFMA conferences Mr Chadwick has held senior executive positions at some of the nation s leading health systems including Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem N C Trinity Health in Novi Mich Mercy Health Services Trinity s predecessor and University of Chicago Hospitals Mr Chadwick holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Michael J Dewerff FHFMA CPA MBA National Director Mr Dewerff is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2014 17 term beginning June 1 2014 He is president and CEO of UnityPoint Health Fort Dodge and senior vice president of UnityPoint Health He is based in Fort Dodge Iowa A member of HFMA since 1997 Mr Dewerff has been involved with HFMA as Regional Executive for the Association s Region 8 and has served as director treasurer secretary vice president president elect and president for the Iowa Chapter He has received the Follmer Bronze Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards He is also a recipient of the HFMA Medal of Honor Mr Dewerff received his bachelor of science in accounting from Minnesota State University Moorhead and his MBA from Wayne State College Carole T Faig CPA National Director Ms Faig is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2014 17 term beginning June 1 2014 She is a partner with Ernst Young LLP Houston A member of HFMA since 1991 Ms Faig s involvement with the Association includes serving on the Principles Practices Board and speaking at national events and past service as a chair and chapter director for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter She is a Founders Bronze and a Silver Award recipient Ms Faig has served on the Women s Home governing board BioHouston advisory board and Rice University s Alliance for Entrepreneurship advisory board Ms Faig is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and a member of AICPA and TSCPA Tammie L Galindez National Director Ms Galindez is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2015 2018 term beginning June 1 2015 She is vice president client management for Conifer Health Solutions in Frisco Texas A member of HFMA since 2002 Ms Galindez has served the National Association as a member of the National Advisory Council and she served at the Chapter level as the South Texas Chapter president and as chair and member of various committees for the Gulf Coast First Illinois and South Texas Chapters She has received the Follmer Bronze Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards Ms Galindez holds a bachelor of business administration in finance from Florida Atlantic University Jonathan B Gavras MD FCCP National Director Dr Gavras is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2013 2016 term beginning June 1 2013 He is president of Avalon Healthcare Solutions Tampa Fla Dr Gavras has been a member of HFMA since 2012 and currently serves on the board of directors for the American Lung Association of Florida Throughout his career he has been active in community and professional organizations Prior to joining Avalon Healthcare Solutions Dr Gavras held leadership positions at Guidewell Health Inc UnitedHealth Group and Prudential Healthcare Before assuming administrative roles he was in the private practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine in Jupiter Fla Dr Gavras a Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians holds undergraduate degrees in chemistry and psychology from Case Western Reserve University and an MD degree from New York Medical College He completed his training in internal medicine and pulmonary diseases at the University of Rochester where he also served as chief medical resident and clinical fellow Please login to add your comments Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD

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  • HFMA Governance
    that the healthcare finance perceptive is incorporated into the efforts of other associations HFMA currently participates in the following coalitions CAQH Operating Rules Committee Coalition to Protect America s Health Care Health Leadership Alliance Healthcare Administrative Simplification Coalition National Uniform Billing Committee BACK TO PAGINATION Governance of the Association HFMA s national officers and Board of Directors comprised of volunteer leaders of the Association oversee the Association s governance and management The roles powers and responsibilities of the Board of Directors and the Association s officers are defined by the Association s constitution and bylaws See the current Board of Directors See the HFMA Constitution and Bylaws The national officers and Board of Directors also oversee management of the HFMA Educational Foundation See the Bylaws of the HFMA Educational Foundation Other Governing and Advisory Bodies The Board of Examiners The Board of Examiners is comprised of content specialists responsible for HFMA s certification examinations See the current members of the Board of Examiners National Advisory Councils The National Advisory Councils NAC provide professional perspective to the Association on thought leadership topics important to HFMA members The structure for these councils is flexible and may change somewhat each year depending on HFMA s strategic needs Appointments will be made to each of these three councils from individuals who are active in their profession as well as HFMA volunteers who are knowledgeable in the executive payment and reimbursement or patient financial services revenue cycle subject areas The NAC consists of directors from the National board and 24 appointed members who serve staggered two year terms who focus on key issues facing the healthcare industry and the Association These councils meet two times a year See the current members of HFMA s National Advisory Council Regional Executives Each year chapter presidents elect from each of HFMA s 11 regions elect Regional Executives to serve as their chapters primary volunteer and policy link with HFMA National They are supported in their efforts by the Regional Executives Elect See the current Regional Executives See the current Regional Executives Elect Coalitions HFMA occasionally co signs coalition letters with other healthcare organizations to demonstrate widespread support for a particular issue Through collaboration with other healthcare associations we help ensure that the healthcare finance perceptive is incorporated into the efforts of other associations HFMA currently participates in the following coalitions CAQH Operating Rules Committee Coalition to Protect America s Health Care Health Leadership Alliance Healthcare Administrative Simplification Coalition National Uniform Billing Committee Please login to add your comments Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e point of service customer service patient statements and analyzed regularly for maximized results HFMA Business Profiles Ontario Systems Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly Changing Environment Steve Scibetta senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems healthcare product line shares insights into effectively managing receivables HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY The Future of Online Patient Billing Portals This white paper written by Apex President Patrick Maurer discusses methods to increase patient adoption of online payments Providers are now seeking ways to incrementally collect more payments due from patients as well as speeding up the rate of collections This white paper shows why patient centric approaches to online payment portals are important complements to traditional provider centric approaches HFMA Business Profiles Optum Enabling Transformative Change Elena White vice president of risk quality and network solutions for Optum discusses how healthcare providers can leverage data and technology as they enable risk in their organization HFMA RESOURCE

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  • HFMA History
    members express the same dedication enthusiasm spirit of caring and resolve that animated HFMA s founders 60 years ago Ask today s members why they work in health care and most will say It gives me an opportunity to make a difference BACK TO PAGINATION In 1991 Robert M Shelton FHFMA CAE wrote a history of HFMA which HFMA published to honor its 45th anniversary That history From Acorn to Oak captured the energy and vision of HFMA s founders as well as its growth from as Shelton stated a small company of hospital accountants to a leader in the complex and crucial field of healthcare finance To celebrate HFMA s 60th anniversary HFMA has released From Acorn to Oak and Beyond a history of HFMA covering 1991 2006 Download From Acorn to Oak and Beyond 1MB file Download the original book From Acorn to Oak 12MB file In many respects HFMA is not the same organization it was in 1991 when the first edition of From Acorn to Oak rolled off the presses HFMA has a larger membership It speaks in a more authoritative voice to a more sophisticated group of professionals It addresses issues that were barely blips on the radar in 1991 such as consumerism electronic health records the capital crunch and transparency However in some respects HFMA today is the same as it was at its inception HFMA members express the same dedication enthusiasm spirit of caring and resolve that animated HFMA s founders 60 years ago Ask today s members why they work in health care and most will say It gives me an opportunity to make a difference Please login to add your comments Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of 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