Hello McMahon-Illini HFMA Members!
As we start to make the transition from summer to fall, I am excited to share all of the great things that have happened in the McMahon-Illini HFMA Chapter over the past few months!
In July, the Officers attending the HFMA Leadership Training Conference (LTC) in Orlando, Florida. This is a great opportunity for our Officers to learn more about their role within HFMA for the upcoming year, as well as provide great networking opportunities with individuals in similar roles in other Chapters. While we would typically attend this in April/May, prior to the start of our Chapter Year, it was still a good opportunity for the Officers to connect on our Chapter Success Plan for 2021-2022, as well as finalize some key details about future events.
The Officers then met with a larger group in Peoria in August and held a Mini-LTC session to share what we learned and provide general updates on the Chapters and our various committees. We enjoyed an afternoon together, along with supper at Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery and an intense Axe Throwing match at Gone Axe Throwing in downtown Peoria. This was the second time we have done an event there, and it was just as much fun as the first time. They really know how to cater to a bunch of amateur axe throwers J.
In September, we launched our new website on the HFMA Association Website platform. This really allowed us to freshen up our previous website, and hopefully allow us to post pictures more frequently and have a streamlined approach/process to sharing information for our Chapter, in a convenient location underneath the Association website. If you haven’t gone out to the new website, I would encourage you to check it out. We’re still very new in the process, so if you notice something needs updating, please let me know.
Just last week, we also hosted a fantastic Revenue Cycle Day at Indigo Restaurant in Springfield. The Program Committee did an awesome job engaging with our providers to present material on all facets of the Revenue Cycle. We were thrilled with our attendance, both virtually and in-person, and I hope you enjoyed the content and format as much as I did. There are a lot of great posts on our LinkedIn page from the event, so feel free to check it out, give it a like, and start following our Chapter. We are really trying to use LinkedIn as an additional medium of communication to our members about upcoming events, as we all know how emails can get lost in the shuffle.
Our next meeting is scheduled for January 20-21, 2022 in Peoria at the Par-A-Dice. Our Program Committee has a lot to live up to after this last event, but I am confident they are up to the task! We are always looking for additional volunteers, so if you are interested in getting more involved with HFMA, please reach out to myself, or one of the other Board Members, and we will gladly get you signed up!
I hope to see you all in January for our Annual Conference!
Jared Heim, CPA, CHFP