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Live Webinar | Accounting and Financial Reporting
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Certification | Overview | Accounting and Financial Reporting
The CSAF recertification program is recommended for active, eligible HFMA CSAF certificants with an upcoming maintenance due date of May 31, 2020. Not sure when your CSAF expiration date is? Sign in, click your profile image in the upper ri...
Podcast | Accounting and Financial Reporting
In this episode sponsored by Strata Decision Technology, CEO Dan Michelson talks about the future of value-based care and the joint effort between HFMA and Strata to introduce the industry's first cost accounting adoption model.
Fact Sheet | Accounting and Financial Reporting
This document provides an overview of the CMS requirement that Medicare/Medicaid crossover balances be recorded as bad debt expense.
Trend | Accounting and Financial Reporting
A study finds that the combined cost of malpractice premiums, paid losses and self-insurance costs for acute care hospitals with a filing available ending between 2013 and 2017 declined over the five-year period.
Course | Intermediate | Accounting and Financial Reporting

Financial Reporting: Liabilities and Long-Term Debt

Course | Intermediate | Accounting and Financial Reporting

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.

Estimated course completion time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
After this program, you'll be able to..
  • List typical long-term obligations
  • Recognize how to account for current liabilities
  • Identify tax considerations for not-for-profit healthcare organizations
  • Identify how healthcare organizations handle unrelated business income tax
  • Recognize arbitrage restrictions imposed by the Tax Reform Act of 1986
  • Recognize different ways that healthcare organizations can handle long-term debt
  • Identify the accounting associated with restructuring of existing debt and the criteria required for de-recognition of existing debt
  • State the advantages of advance refunding
  • Identify the commitments and contingencies to which a healthcare organization may be subjected
  • Identify how a healthcare organization accrues malpractice claims on its financial statements
  • Identify when a claims-made insurance policy represents a transfer of risk
  • Recognize how to account for retrospectively rated premiums and claims insured by captive insurance companies
  • Recognize accounting practices for trust funds
  • Identify three types of revenue a healthcare organization derives based on type of service rendered or contracted to be rendered

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On Demand Webinar | Basic | Revenue Cycle

Managing financial complexity: Synchronizing revenue cycle and finance teams

Healthcare finance teams face many unique challenges that can slow down processes and negatively impact the patient satisfaction. Provider consolidation, new reimbursement models, and rising consumerism and technology changes can make insurance and patient payment processes time consuming, expensive and prone to error. This webinar will examine new strategies providers are simplifying processes, reducing costs, and building stronger collaboration between the revenue cycle and finance teams. Hear how these strategies can help your organization decrease cost to collect, reduce AR days, improve working capital, and enhance the patient payment experience.

Original live webinar date: 11/20/19

On Demand Webinar | Basic | hfma:content/topic/strategic_partnershipsmergersandacquistions

Getting the full value out of your transaction/acquisition plan

As the health care industry continues to consolidate, health system leaders are facing increasing pressure to aggressively acquire scale. With opportunities including acquisition or divestiture of individual hospitals, health systems, and physician practices, the M&A landscape has become even more complex. Additionally, shrinking margins and changing payment mechanisms also put greater pressure on realizing the expected value of a transaction through strategic, operational, and financial alignment.

This webinar will explain strategies for achieving the full value of your transaction by exploring frameworks and case studies for developing transaction value and defining strategic intent; conducting value focused diligence across 6-8 high value areas; and transitioning from deal planning and execution to integration planning and implementation.

We will present approaches to develop a replicable playbook that addresses that continuum, from due diligence and deal structure, Day 1 Readiness planning, and post-merger integration approaches. In addition to sharing some tested methodologies to enable achievement of the strategic and operational premise of any transaction, we will also share lessons learned from more challenging, and even failed transactions.

Original live webinar date: 11/19/19

Certification | Overview | Accounting and Financial Reporting

Certified Specialist Accounting & Finance Recertification

The CSAF recertification program is recommended for active, eligible HFMA CSAF certificants with an upcoming maintenance due date of May 31, 2020. Not sure when your CSAF expiration date is? Sign in, click your profile image in the upper right corner, select My Development, and then click on the Certifications tab near the center of the page. You'll see your certifications along with their expiration date.

HFMA requires that eligible CSAF certificants gain continuing competence in the accounting and finance arena by taking a short assessment every two years. This program provides healthcare organizations with a means to ensure that their staff has the body of knowledge necessary to meet their demands. 

CSAF recertification course outline:
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting
  • Financial Reporting: Liabilities and Long-Term Debt
  • Financial Reporting: Relationships and Procedures
  • Financial Reporting: Revenue and Assets
  • Accounting Oversight and Internal Control
Assessment information:
This online program includes the above recertification courses and a recertification assessment. The assessment has 50 multiple choice questions and you have 90 minutes to complete it in one sitting. The passing score is 70%. If you do not pass on the first attempt, there is a mandatory 30-day waiting period. Please keep this in mind, as the deadline to complete the recertification assessment (to maintain your certification) is May 31, 2020.

On Demand Webinar | Basic | Revenue Cycle

Managing and measuring the patient financial experience

While overall patient experience is almost always measured as part of quality metrics, in this age of healthcare consumerism, there is another critical metric that needs to be measured and understood-the patient financial experience. Patients today are seeking tools and solutions that support them as healthcare consumers and help them move forward with the care they need in a way that is easy and convenient.  Their ability (or inability) to understand and comfortably pay medical bills often carries as much weight as the overall quality of care received.

This webinar will address how healthcare organizations can implement systems to better understand patients' expectations, measure and improve the patient financial experience, and ultimately improve overall patient satisfaction scores.

Original live webinar date: 10/22/2019