Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter

President’s Welcome – September 2023

Fall is in the air!  It has been in the 50s at the bus stop this week, which is a reminder that our annual Fall Institute is around the corner, Friday September 22nd at the Bellevue.  Another aspect of Fall is baseball play-offs, with the Phillies leading the Wildcard race, we had an exciting night for HFMA at the Phillies on Monday September 11th, with 50 Chapter members in the Bill Giles Suite, watching the Phillies beat Atlanta 7 – 5.

Our other Fall educational events include the joint NJ/Phila Annual Institute at the Borgata, September 27 – 29; our Physician / Reimbursement seminar will be virtual on October 19, and the Revenue Cycle Seminar on November 17 at the Bellevue.

As Fall is also synonymous with back-to-school, I wanted to highlight the educational and professional benefits of obtaining one of the HFMA certifications.  HFMA offers several certifications:

  • Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP),
  • Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR),
  • Certified Specialist Accounting & Finance (CSAF),
  • Certified Specialist Business Intelligence (CSBI),
  • Certified Specialist Payment & Reimbursement (CSPR),
  • Certified Specialist Physician Practice Management (CSPPM),
  • Fellow of HFMA (FHFMA).

A number of our current and past Officers and Board Members have earned one or more of these certifications, I hold the FHFMA and CHFP certifications.  More information on each of these certifications can be found on the HFMA website at:  We also have a Certification Committee in our Chapter, chaired by Kristen Weetenkamp, who are here to help you through the process.

Thank you for being involved with HFMA.

Ed Coyle
President, Metro-Philadelphia Chapter HFMA

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