Fifer’s work on price transparency was cited as a key reason why he received the honor.


Aug. 23—For the second time in three years, HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, was named to Modern Healthcare's list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

The annual ranking recognizes those who are considered by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the biggest influencers in the healthcare industry.

Modern Healthcare cited the thought-leadership work that took place during Fifer’s tenure as Chair of the HFMA Board of Directors in 2006-07, when he led an initiative to make pricing more understandable and transparent to consumers. That work served as the foundation for the consumerism-related initiatives that Fifer—and HFMA—have become known for in the years since he took the helm as HFMA’s president and CEO in 2012.

Fifer, who ranked 80th on the top-100 list, previously served as CFO at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Publication Date: Friday, August 26, 2016