HFMA offers live and recorded on-demand webinars and e-Learning Self-Study courses you can access from your home or office. Most webinars are free to members; e-learning courses offer exceptional value. But the networking opportunities that come with face-to-face education is hard to beat, so don't forget to direct your members to HFMA's Fall Seminars in Denver or Chicago, and the MAP Event in San Diego to get the information they need to meet the challenge of the rapid pace of change in health care. HFMA's live programs offer CPE credits for members, and whenever a member of your chapter participates in an HFMA educational program, your chapter earns DCMS education hours. 

Live Webinars


Aligning Perioperative Care with Hospital Priorities in the Age of Health Care Reform

Thurs., Sept. 13: After this webinar, you will be able to engage in a discussion with your anesthesia group to align expectations around certain indicators; develop a scorecard in collaboration with the anesthesia group; understand the broader implications an anesthesia practice can have on your hospital's quantitative and qualitative results; and identify anesthesia's contribution to a commercial or Medicare accountable care organization in the context of global budgeting.

Building Revenue Integrity Across an Organization

Tues., Sept. 18: After this webinar, you will be able to restructure the revenue team to reflect horizontal integration aligned to clinical focus; expand the skill sets of revenue professionals beyond finance in order to improve revenue integrity; identify and alleviate points of revenue leakage and their root causes through increased understanding of the advantages gained by shifting focus from revenue cycle to revenue integrity; and assess pricing, coding and compliance at the organizational level through the use of tools designed to support an automated workflow and standardize a tightly EHR-integrated enterprise-wide charge capture.

 Leveraging Enterprise Intelligence to Manage Readmissions

Thurs., Sept. 20: After this webinar, you will be able to implement the following primary applications for managing readmissions: accurate capture of statistics on readmissions; identification of clinical, financial and socioeconomic factors that impact readmissions; financial implications, margin management, and reimbursement risk; readmission prevention program effectiveness measurement; and risk of readmission information at the point of care.

Using Patient-Friendly Communication to Improve Point-of-Service Collections

Tues., Sept. 25: After this webinar, you will be able to understand the process of point-of-service target setting and communication of targets; develop patient-friendly upfront communication; assist your team in using tools and methods to achieve successful collections at the point of service; use lean tools to assist with improvement planning and monitoring; and collaborate with organizational leaders that oversee POS functions yet who aren't part of the revenue cycle team.

Buy, Sell, or Hold-Positioning Your Organization for Optimal Reception in the Institutional Bond Market

Wed., Sept. 26: After this webinar, you will be able to enhance the organization's current and prospective investor relations protocols to maximize reception by the institutional bond market.

Using Lean Methodology and Performance-Based Incentives to Optimize the Revenue Cycle

Thurs., Sept. 27: After this webinar, you will be able to identify the components of a high performance revenue cycle model and a comprehensive revenue cycle assessment; understand how Lean Six Sigma methods can transform your healthcare finance organization for greater efficiency; and examine the process of maintaining, sustaining, and continuously improving revenue cycle operations.


Healthcare Reform and Clinical Research: How Investment in Research Can Help Drive Quality Programs

Thurs., Oct. 4: After this webinar, you will be able to describe reasons that hospitals participate in research programs; identify how research programs can be leveraged to support quality and cost reduction initiatives; explore the infrastructure needed to effectively manage research and how this infrastructure is organized at other institutions; and review risks (regulatory, financial) and other considerations.

How Perioperative Partnerships Between OR Management and Anesthesia Leadership Impact Productivity and Quality

Tues., Oct. 9: After this webinar, you will be able to implement a strategy that aligns the objectives of the anesthesia team to the goals of the facility; understand the ways the anesthesia provider impacts efficiency (reducing cancelled surgeries, increasing patient throughput, and decreasing length of stay); develop a quality management program in conjunction with the anesthesia provider that will improve patient safety scores and increase reimbursement rates; and evaluate your anesthesia services to determine if their current infrastructure allows for a functional perioperative partnership (i.e., is strong anesthesia leadership in place?).

Harnessing Data Normalization to Drive Product Savings

Thurs., Oct. 25: After this webinar, you will be able to understand the methods used to conduct data normalization.

Computer Assisted CDI: A Collaborative Approach

Tues., Oct. 30: After this webinar, you will be able to evaluate the types of CDI programs in the market; assess the value of NLP-driven CDI for your individual facility; understand how NLP-driven CDI will enhance staff productivity and accuracy as well as compliance and patient safety; and identify potential revenue gained by implementing CDI technology.

Can't find a session you're looking for? Check our webinar calendar weekly. We schedule new sessions intermittently, and the calendar receives frequent updates and additions. For more information on a particular webinar or to register now, click the links above or call (800) 252-4362, ext. 2.

Fall Seminar Series

Learn to ask the right questions. Find tested solutions and helpful tools. Use data to drive change. Test concepts against your own experience during interactive sessions with experts and colleagues. Take home strategies, metrics, and action items to improve performance.

Seminars are offered in two tracks: Healthcare Finance Foundations (for those new to the healthcare finance field) and Creating Value for those with more experience. View complete details.

Denver, Colorado

October 16-18

Healthcare Finance Foundations

Master the essentials in sessions geared to those new to the healthcare finance field or those who need an update on major industry topics:

  • Healthcare Financial Management Essentials
  • Managed Care Contracting, Negotiation, and Reimbursement
  • Medicare Cost Reporting Essentials
  • Medicare Cost Reporting: Implications and Strategies
  • Physician Practice Revenue Cycle Essentials
  • Revenue Cycle Essentials
Creating Value

Deliver higher quality at lower cost by learning to promote collaboration and accountability, transform data into business intelligence, improve care delivery and cost effectiveness, and manage risk:

  • Financial Reporting Best Practices to Drive Better Decisions
  • Building the Financial Infrastructure to Deliver Value-Driven Accountable Care
  • Leveraging Best Practice Benchmarks for Revenue Cycle Transformation
  • Managing Healthcare Costs Using Activity-Based Methods and Lean Six Sigma
  • Successfully Navigating the ICD-10 Transition
  • Turning Data into Dollars: Using Analytics to Improve Financial Performance

Chicago, Illinois

December 3-5

MAP Event

Oct. 28-30, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Get Proven Revenue Cycle Strategies That Achieve Measurable Results

At the Healthcare Financial Management Association's (HFMA) MAP Event - - learn how to move your financial performance from leaders and MAP Award winners who have already done it using industry-standard metrics. For instance:

  • Discover how MAP Keys Task Force member St. Vincent Health streamlined front to back-end processes, reducing physician business service collection costs from 8.2% in 2008 to 5.7% in 2012 and improving denial rates from more than 8% of net revenue in 2008 to 5% in 2011.
  • Learn how MAP Award for High Performance-winning John C. Lincoln Deer Valley's revenue cycle team collaborated with key stakeholders to create an Emergency Department flat-rate payment option for self-pay that improved collections 71% over standard self-pay collections.
  • Hear how MAP Award for High Performance-winning New York-Presbyterian Hospital created a Patient Financial Advocacy Program to manage the uninsured and helped realize 87% inpatient and 84% outpatient approval rates from nearly 4,000 Medicaid applications, increase charity care approvals by 8%, and reduce approval turnaround from 2-3 months to 10 days.

During these sessions, you'll receive tangible tools and takeaways such as:

  • Sample communication tools
  • Sample shared service models
  • Sample documents and resources necessary to implement a flat payment rate
  • Sample contract amendment template for ED physicians
  • Examples of educational material for patient access staff

Join your revenue cycle peers in San Diego on Oct. 28-30. Register by Sept. 17 and take $100 off the total conference registration rate.  

On-Demand Webinars

Check out HFMA's library of on-demand webinars that qualify for education hours. Most on-demand webinars are free for members and several can be purchased for $49. For a complete list, visit the On-Demand Webinars section in the Desktop Learning Center.

e-Learning Self-Study

HFMA also offers e-Learning Self-Study for Individuals, accessible anytime for up to six months or one year after purchase. Courses range from one to 14 hours and $49 to $295. New courses are added regularly, so check the schedule often.

Can't find a session you're looking for? Check out the HFMA webinar calendar weekly. We schedule new sessions intermittently, and the calendar receives frequent updates and additions. For more information on a particular webinar or to register now, click the links above or call (800) 252-4362, ext. 2.

Publication Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012