July 1 is the DCMS reporting due date for Founders Award Maintenance. Founders Contacts are responsible for entering any missing points for their chapter members for the 2012 awards year (activity from June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012).

To ensure timely reporting by July 1, the Founders Contact should ensure that following tasks are accomplished by July 1:

  1. Encourage Members to Review their Founders Points 
    Send an email, post on your website, and/or include an article in your newsletter if the timing is right. Instruct members to review their Founders Points 24/7 through the HFMA website www.hfma.org. From the home page, members can login with their username and password, then click on Founder's Points located under My Resources and Settings, Members Only. If there are any missing points or discrepancies, members should contact their chapter's Founders Contact.
  2. Report Points: Action Required by July 1
    Once members have reviewed their points and forwarded any corrections to the Founders Contact, the Founders Contact should go to the Founders Contact Toolkit on the Chapter Leaders website to add points. From the Founders review and entry page (only Founders Contacts and founders Co-Chairs have access to this page) select the option you prefer to use and follow the menu prompts. Members are sorted alphabetically by last name and searchable by first name, and you can review and enter points in for an individual or multiple members at once.
  3. Webinar for Founders Contacts and Founders Co-Chairs (optional)
    If you missed the May 23 webinar, you can still access the information from the Chapter Leaders Webinar Center. In the Founders contact section, you will find the presentation slides, handouts, and a recording of the presentation to review the tasks outlined above and answer any additional questions you may have.

Note: Only Founders Contacts and Founders Co-Chairs can update points for members in their own chapter, and are responsible for entering points for the following six categories (all other points are awarded by HFMA National):

  • Chapter Committee Participation Note: updating missing committee participation for 2011-12 simultaneously awards the appropriate Founders points and updates the Chapter Leader Roster.
  • Event Volunteer
  • Mentor
  • Chapter Article
  • Speaker (4 hours or less)
  • Speaker (4 hours or more)

Allow at least 24 hours for your entries to update and appear on the Chapter Founders Report or in the member's point details. If you need assistance or if an error is made when entering in points, please contact Jinna Davis at jdavis@hfma.org or call (800) 252-4362, ext. 357.

Publication Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012