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Details: Hosted by HFMA. Date: August 05, 2021. Time: 2:00 PM CT. Speakers: Gabriel Brown, David Hoffman, Ian Haislip. Learn how to compare the total costs, workflow efficiency, risks and health outcomes differences between reusable and single-use endoscopy solutions. CPEs: 1.

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Education & Events

Details: Education & Events. Link to HFMA Homepage. About HFMA. Membership. Sign In Help. Renew. Business Partner & Marketing Opportunities. Find a Chapter. Enterprise Portal.

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Consumer Educational Guides

Details: Consumer Educational Guides. Surprise out-of-network medical bills are a top concern of American consumers today. This guide helps consumers understand the questions they should ask to avoid receiving an unexpected medical bill. The guide was developed in collaboration with the American Hospital Association and America's Health Insurance Plans.

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Maintaining Your Certifications

Details: Complete 60 hours* of eligible education activities every three years *Effective June 1, 2020, the revised education requirement mandates that continuing education include a 20-hour minimum of HFMA [national/association], regional or local chapter education. Reporting Your Education Activities

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Career Self-Assessments

Details: Take an online skill assessment to identify your unique strengths and areas of improvement for your current role or one for which you aspire. Step 1. Rate the relevancy of skill to your current or an aspiring position and rank your current proficiency. Step 2. Review your personal skill assessment results to identify areas of future focus. Step 3.

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E/M coding changes require education and technology updates

Details: E/M coding changes require education and technology updates. Between 2001 and 2010, Medicare payments for E/M services increased by 48%, from $22.7 billion to $33.5 billion. In 2021, major changes will be implemented for new and established patient office visits to reduce the administrative burden on providers so they can spend more time with

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Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP)

Details: The CHFP is geared toward financial professionals, clinical and nonclinical leaders, and health plans—all those whose jobs require a deep understanding of the financial realities of health care. The CHFP is earned and awarded upon successful completion of two modules. Both modules are included with your HFMA all-access membership subscription.

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Fellow of the HFMA

Details: 3. Service in an education, certification, or leadership committee role within the local HFMA chapter or service on one of the HFMA association boards or committees. 4. Demonstrating a minimum of 10 Hours in the service or preparation of one of the following: a. Speaking to …

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Getting to the root causes of denials

Details: Provide ongoing education and bring payers into the conversation. Identify the roadblocks, the biggest issues. To determine which denials you can prevent, go deep into the data using interactive reports. Meaningful data can provide a valuable roadmap for establishing a denial management process.

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Maintenance FAQs

Details: No. Education activity must be reported using our online reporting tool. You should, however, maintain in your own files documentation of eligible events you have attended for at least one year past the end of your certification renewal date.

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4 Steps for Effective and Efficient Patient Prepayment

Details: In an ambulatory environment, this education and payment discussion could occur at a designated check-out area of the facility. Use interest-free payment plans as transitional measures. Being asked to pay before or at the time of service may be a surprise for some patients who are accustomed to receiving a bill weeks or months later in the mail.

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Healthcare Dollars and Sense

Details: Healthcare Dollars & Sense provides industry-consensus recommendations and best practices for meeting consumers’ rising expectations, helping consumers make better healthcare decisions, and improving the patient financial experience. Healthcare Dollars & Sense has four components: price transparency, patient financial communications, medical

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How to Succeed in the BPCI-A Program: Transforming Care

Details: Informal methods include engaging in conversations with and providing education to PAC providers that receive a high volume of BPCI-A patients. Creating a preferred provider network is also a strategy, and a more sophisticated method would be establishing a clinically integrated network. Regardless of the approach, collaborating with PAC

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Invest in Ongoing Coder Education to Reap Long-Term Rewards

Details: Education is a win-win for employees and organizations. Here are eight practical tips to move current staff into new coding roles: Purchase coursework and materials. Hire a trainer or training consultant to oversee the program. Combine online courses with face-to-face education.

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Success in Proactive Denials Management and Prevention

Details: The solution must be tailored to the individual provider’s resources, workflows, and teams. To ensure the denials prevention program meets the organizations’ unique needs, close attention must be given to determining the right mix of technology, education, services, and advisory support.

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Transforming Accounts Payable: Opportunities, Challenges

Details: Education report that delves into the importance of revamping accounts payable and considering automation. Streamlining accounts payable can help hospitals and health systems better manage their cash flow and working capital, increase ROI, and improve operational efficiencies while enhancing relationships with vendors and suppliers.

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Canon Medical Systems: Trusted healthcare adviser status

Details: Canon Medical delivers innovative diagnostic medical imaging solutions, including CT, MI, VL, MR, X-Ray, Ultrasound and Healthcare Informatics across the globe. Additionally, Canon Medical is the industry leader in creating partnerships through service, education, and financial solutions that strive to improve the quality of life for all people.

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Certified Revenue Cycle Representative

Details: With the industry's shift from volume to value, it is essential that revenue cycle staff have a broad understanding of the contemporary revenue cycle and how it …

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Medicare indirect medical education payments to teaching

Details: Although the proposals represent a significant change, most hospitals wouldn’t be projected to experience a large impact on their payments. Medicare’s model for making indirect medical education (IME) payments to teaching hospitals is tilted too heavily toward the inpatient side and should be updated, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

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Top long-range challenges for healthcare organizations in

Details: David Burik, payer/provider consulting division leader at Guidehouse, anticipates much variation in how well organizations weather COVID-19 and in the types of long-range challenges providers will face in the pandemic’s aftermath. Burik says the top challenges will include how organizations: Manage the recovery period. Adapt to the new normal.

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Navigating change: Implications of CMS's 2021 Physician

Details: At the same $52 compensation rate per wRVU, annual compensation would increase to $312,000 in 2021 with no change in physician work effort. Although the Medicare conversion factor is lower in 2021, this change is offset by the higher wRVUs, resulting in 22% net positive payment impact for Medicare services for this specialty.

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32 Winners Receive the 2021 MAP Award for High Performance

Details: Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions.

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Summary of Benefits

Details: Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and …

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Mandatory Medicare ESRD model to launch in January 2021

Details: Mandatory Medicare ESRD model to launch in January 2021. A new, mandatory Medicare ERSD model will require one-third of kidney-care clinicians to join. The model will offer bonuses, payment cuts and rate increases for related services. Medicare is projected to save $23 million over 5 1/2 years through improved outcomes.

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Best Practices for Communications at the Time of Service

Details: 2.5. Patient share and prior balance discussions: Discussions will not interfere with patient care, and will focus on patient education. During patient share and prior balance discussions, the provider representative will: 2.5.1. Patient share discussions: 2.5.1.1.

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SVP Rick Gundling recaps new workshops, Biden and surprise

Details: HFMA’s new online education format was such a hit last year, we’ve built more healthcare finance workshops for 2021. I sat down with Rick Gundling, HFMA’s senior vice president of professional practice, who oversees it all, to talk more about this year’s education plans, as well as a few hot healthcare topics

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In 2022 OPPS rule, CMS plans to reinstate policies

Details: The 2022 proposed rule for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System would reverse 2021 policies that began to phase out the inpatient-only list of procedures and expand the covered-procedures list for ambulatory surgical centers.

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Requirements for drug price information added to final

Details: Requirements for drug price information added to final rule on health plan price transparency. A new final rule requires health plans to release negotiated rates and provide out-of-pocket costs. A change from the proposed rule is the requirement for health plans to post negotiated drug prices. The requirements roll out in stages through 2024.

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Physicians and finance: Managing the differences is

Details: The solution is to share key information about hospital margin and profitability. Core concepts for physician education include contribution margin and net margin, and making sure clinical leaders understand what profitability really means and whether profit …

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Why healthcare organizations should adopt a

Details: Via resources such as online news and education and the peer-to-peer HFMA Community network, HFMA will support its members every step of the way. Fifer said he’s inspired and awestruck by the lengths to which providers go to serve patients, especially during a crisis such as COVID-19.

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Human Trafficking: Hidden Problem, Hidden Costs

Details: Institute on Healthcare and Human Trafficking, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has education materials and an extensive list of resources on all types of human trafficking National Human Trafficking Hotline offers background information, statistics, and resources . U.S. Department of State, Annual “ Trafficking in Persons Report”

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CMS's second COVID-19 interim final rule further relaxes

Details: Indirect medical education payments to teaching hospitals To accommodate the increase in COVID-19-related patients, many hospitals are increasing their number of inpatient beds. CMS clarifies that it will not count beds added during the PHE in the calculation of Indirect Medical Education …

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7 keys to engaging physicians for success under BPCI-A

Details: For example, under physician leadership, a protocol for elective joint replacement episodes should include extent and timing of preoperative ancillaries, patient education, implant choice and surgical tray design, post-operative management, length-of-stay target, consultant minimization and data-driven post-acute care placement.

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Healthcare providers face challenges implementing the

Details: On July 1, 2021, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released an interim final rule with comment period (IFC) that implements sections of the federal ban on surprise medical bills.

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About HFMA Maryland Chapter

Details: At approximately 1,500 members and growing, the Maryland Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (MD HFMA) is a volunteer organization made up of healthcare professionals serving our members by providing the best value in high quality education …

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A closer look at the new surprise billing regulations: The

Details: A closer look at the new surprise billing regulations: The impact on balance billing. New regulations on surprise billing will affect hospital billing processes starting in 2022. Balance billing can be used for post-emergency care and nonemergency services only if specific criteria are met. The comment period for a new final rule could affect

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Enrollment of large-company workers in high-deductible

Details: HDHP enrollees collectively had higher incomes and higher education. Nearly 30% of HDHP enrollees had a household income of at least $150,000, compared with 17% in traditional plans. Nearly half of HDHP enrollees (45%) had a college degree (versus 28%) and 27% had a graduate school degree (versus 18%). Cost-control efforts become more widespread

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Change Healthcare: Curbing Bad Debt by Improving the

Details: In the end, education is a huge priority. Many employers are doing their employees a disservice by not helping them understand the different plans and how they’re covered. It’s becoming the health system’s role to unpack the details, especially if we want to provide a good experience and maintain a strong relationship with the patient.

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Intermountain Healthcare to provide hospital-at-home

Details: Intermountain Healthcare on June 4 announced it has launched a service to provide hospital-level care in patients' homes for certain conditions like congestive heart failure, infections and some cancer diagnoses, according to Healthcare Dive.; Eligible patients will go through orientation at a hospital first and then receive in-person and virtual check-ins from nurses and doctors, according to

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Healthcare News of Note: S&P says outlook is stable for

Details: Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The not-for-profit healthcare sector outlook was upgraded to stable, new research explores the higher risks facing certain racial and ethnic groups during COVID-19, and OIG finds that CMS lacks the tools to assess hospital quality and safety during an infectious disease outbreak.

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Supreme Court leaves Affordable Care Act intact, but

Details: Medicare indirect medical education payments to teaching hospitals should be overhauled, MedPAC says Although the proposals represent a significant change, most hospitals wouldn’t be projected to experience a large impact on their payments.

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