HFMA Business of Health Care® (for CME)
Whether you are a clinician, physician, finance or health plan leader, nurse, therapist, dentist, or pharmacist, HFMA Business of Health Care® was designed to give you an essential understanding of the complex ecosystem your day-to-day operations are part of. That understanding can help you use your knowledge and skills more effectively to improve patient care and health outcomes.
As important, it can enable you to contribute to the critical conversations and decision-making that are changing the industry and how you work in it.
Participants who successfully complete the six-course sequence and the final evaluation of knowledge may qualify to earn continuing education credits. All participants who meet the program's requirement receive a course completion certificate - recognition they can use to advance in their career and demonstrate their commitment to excellence.
Title: HFMA Business of Health Care®
Original Release Date: 3/1/2016
Renewal Date: 4/1/2019
Expiration Date: 3/31/2020
You have access to this course for one year from purchase date
HFMA Business of Health Care online study materials PIM cost: $399
Estimated time to complete activity: 14 hours
Hardware and software needed to participate in the activity:
Windows versions XP and above, and MAC OS X 10.5 Leopard and above
Internet Explorer: We have officially supported IE 7 and up (although please note that Microsoft has itself warned against versions older than IE 8.0)
Mozilla Firefox: most recent two public versions
Chrome and Safari: more recent two public versions
eLearning Course Requirements:
Adobe Shockwave Player - http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/
Adobe Flash Player - http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Java - http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp
For CME/CE questions, contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at www.pimed.com
The online course is hosted by Healthcare Financial Management Association and the exam is hosted by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
A&F: Budgeting and Forecasting
This course introduces budgetary control and explains the principles of strategic planning. It also describes the components of a business plan, explains the types of control budgets, lists the types of budgeting techniques, and explains budget variables. The course describes reporting functions, including responsibility reporting and offers details about types of cost behaviors. It introduces ratio analysis and discusses the four broad categories of ratio analysis.
A&F: Financial Accounting Concepts
This course defines strategic and operational planning, lists different types of budgets, and lists the steps of the budgeting procedure. In addition, this module presents an example of cash receipts, and introduces favorable and unfavorable cost center performance.
A&F: Financial Reporting: Liabilities and Long-Term Debt
This course describes how healthcare organizations should account for current liabilities and rules relating to tax exemption for healthcare organizations. It describes how long-term debt can be handled by healthcare organizations, including the practice of advance refunding. It also details the different types of revenue a healthcare organization must report and how to report the results of operations in a separate financial statement. Finally, the course explains how different kinds of reimbursement methods affect the financial risk and financial statements resulting from a contract.