Free for HFMA Members
$99 for Non-members

Delivery Method:

Group Internet Based

Course Availability:

1 Year

Recommended for:

Healthcare Supply Chain

Career level:

Experienced Professional


Business Partners
Health Plans
Hospitals and Other Providers
Physicians and Other Practitioners

Advance Preparation:



Course | Overview | Billings and Collection

At the end of this course, you will be able to recognize billing requirements utilized by healthcare providers and health plans.

Trend | Billings and Collection

The shifting healthcare landscape is turning more patients into payers.

News | Billings and Collection

HFMA Annual Conference attendees voted Papaya the winner of the Virtual Pitch contest.

How To | Billings and Collection

When a hospital or health system upgrades or replaces a legacy electronic health record, an important consideration is how best to manage outstanding accounts receivable in the legacy system.

News | Billings and Collection

Hospital advocates identified specific steps recently that outlined how they hope Congress will address the contentious issue of surprise medical bills.

On Demand Webinar | Basic | Billings and Collection

Implementing an effective cost accounting system

On Demand Webinar | Basic | Billings and Collection

Implementing an effective cost accounting system


When Lafayette General Health looked to implement advanced cost accounting within their organization, they started with the end in mind. To make more informed, strategic decisions throughout the organization, they needed the ability to leverage accurate data through accessible, self-service clinical and financial dashboards, to drive action. Learn how Lafayette General Health began using advanced cost accounting methods to lead quality improvements, reduce costs, and support their revenue cycle functions within their organization.
After this program, you'll be able to..
  • Learn value propositions for aligning financial and clinical data within a new cost accounting methodology
  • Hear the three guiding principles for successful advanced cost accounting
  • Discover the top cost categorizations needed to provide actionable, accurate cost information across your organization
  • Learn recommended approaches for allocating overhead expenses, consolidating cost data and assigning variability

Related Courses | Billings and Collection

Course | Basic | Self-Payment Collection

PAE: Self-Pay Follow Up

In this course we will address patient balance billing after insurance; contract issues and limitations; and required processing differences between bad debt and financial assistance care (such as charity). Appropriate notations are included within the course to direct you to the specific requirements of Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code course related to financial assistance policies, applications and other requirements for non-profit hospitals in the handling of potential and eligible financial assistance patients. This course also includes an overview of Medicare bad debt rules and their financial impact.

Course | Basic | Patient Access

PAE: Importance of Insurance Verification

In this course we highlight the various types of health insurance that your patients may present at registration. We'll review the fundamentals of Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party liability plans. You'll learn how verifying a patient's insurance eligibility and benefits affect the coordination of benefits process, which determines the primary payer and secondary payer on a claim.

Course | Overview | Denials Management

Denials Mgt: Exception-Based Processing - Denied Claims

This course addresses the different types of health plan rejections and typical reasons for claim rejections. It will review typical billing errors and how to avoid them. It covers the reasons for health plan denials and how to address and avoid them. This course also addresses appeals and the appeals process including the Medicare fee-for-service appeals levels.

Course | Overview | Denials Management

Denials Mgt: Exception-Based Processing - Non-Paid Claims

This course addresses follow-up procedures for unresolved health plan and liability payer, also known as third-party payers, accounts and common account resolution procedures and activities specific to lien issues.