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


Tues, Oct. 2: Using Patient-Friendly Communication to Improve Point-of-Service Collections

Thurs., Oct. 4: Healthcare Reform and Clinical Research: How Investment in Research Can Help Drive Quality Programs  

Tues., Oct. 9: How Perioperative Partnerships Between OR Management and Anesthesia Leadership Impact Productivity and Quality

Wed., Oct. 17: Building a Financial Foundation for the Future: Spotlight on Automation

Thurs., Oct. 18: After the Merger: Integrating Workforce Management and Financial Health

Tues., Oct. 23Creating Sustainability Through New Business Models for Mergers and Acquisitions

Wed., Oct. 24Analyzing the Financial Impact of ICD-10

Thurs., Oct. 25:Harnessing Data Normalization to Drive Product Savings  Note: This is the fourth in a series of six webinars sponsored by McKesson in conjunction with the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).

Tues., Oct. 30: Computer Assisted CDI: A Collaborative Approach

Wed., Oct: 31The ICD-10 Readiness Roadmap: Integrating Computer-Assisted Coding and Clinical Documentation


Thurs., Nov. 1Strategies for Enhancing the Revenue Cycle: From Internal Processes to Outsourced Eligibility and Enrollment

Thurs., Nov. 8The Impact of the Election on Healthcare Reform Implementation

Tues., Nov. 13Revenue Cycle Efficiency and Reducing Days in A/R: Take a Systematic Approach to Process Improvement

Wed., Nov. 14: Improve Your Bottom Line by Reducing Supply Chain Expenses

Thurs., Nov. 15: Promote Patient Safety and Efficiency with Real Time Clinical Intelligence

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

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

 Register to join your revenue cycle peers in San Diego on Oct. 28-30

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, September 27, 2012