Western Pennsylvania Chapter

President’s Welcome


I am excited to serve as the President of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of HFMA for the 2024-2025 year. For professionals in healthcare finance, the last four years have presented numerous challenges for healthcare in western Pennsylvania. As we tackle these challenges, I think it is extremely important that we band together to share knowledge, best practices and ideas on how to address our challenges. Most of all, I want us to share our day-to-day learning experiences which make up the most enriching part of our jobs. The programs planned for 2024-2025 are designed to facilitate professional education and networking for Western Pennsylvania’s finance professionals. Here is what we have planned:

  • June 20th – HFMA Women’s Event – Our annual Women’s Event will be held at Narcisi Winery. The event highlights self-advocacy and gender equality in healthcare leadership. The event includes a tasty buffet lunch and wine tasting. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy comradery and experiences!
  • September – Introduction to the Revenue Cycle – Planned with the same mission as Healthcare 101 held in September 2023, this event is designed to educate both early careerists and experienced healthcare professionals on the different aspects of the provider care revenue cycle. Taught by some of Western Pennsylvania’s most experienced revenue cycle professionals, we will take a patient from registration and admission to claim adjudication and zero balance to show how providers recognize and record revenue, “work” and adjust patient bills, and collect cash. More details on date and location to come!
  • November –  Happy Hour and Networking Event – All are welcome! The event will kick-off with a macro discussion on how healthcare in western Pennsylvania has changed since the early 1990’s (consolidations, local health plans, Pittsburgh’s transition from steel to Meds and Eds, etc). From there we will share an individual’s personal experience navigating healthcare in Western Pennsylvania. We will end with a series of networking games that will transition into a happy hour.
  • March – Annual Spring Institute. Our theme is yet to be determined, but as always, we plan to focus on the trending healthcare topics that you want to learn more about.

We are excited to share our calendar events! We hope that you will attend and share in food, drinks, learning and fun. These events will be carefully curated for educational and networking opportunities.

We are always looking for ideas and suggestions on how we can best serve our audience. Please feel free to reach out to me or our Board of Directors with feedback. Additionally, we are always looking for volunteers to help with our event planning and will offer free admissions to those who are willing to assist.

To close, I am thrilled to serve the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of HFMA and hope to see you in attendance at one or more of our exciting events this year!

Best Wishes,

Ryan Thompson
Chapter President


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