Cost:

Free for HFMA Members
Buy HFMA Membership to Attend

Audience:

Hospitals and Other Providers
Physicians and Other Practitioners

Career level:

Experienced Professional
Executive
Mid-Senior

Recommended for:

Managed Care
Accountable Care
Business Operations
Clinical Operations
Healthcare Economics
Patient Engagement
Reimbursement

Delivery Method:

Self Study

Advance Preparation:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Course Availability:

18 Months

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Course | Intermediate | Healthcare Reform

Trends in Healthcare Policy

Course | Intermediate | Healthcare Reform

Trends in Healthcare Policy

Description

This course explores trends in the ongoing development of state and federal healthcare policies and covers topics related to the national healthcare debate. It also discusses increased employer and consumer awareness and its impact on healthcare policies, outcomes-based reimbursement approaches, and improved outcomes and increased value through coordination of care. The course examines the key issues behind healthcare reform and the main elements of the 2010 law.

Estimated course completion time: 30 minutes
After this program, you'll be able to..
  • Recognize major discussion points in the national healthcare debate
  • Recognize the factors that have led to increased employer advocacy
  • Recognize the effects of increased employer advocacy
  • Recognize the factors that have led to increased consumer awareness
  • Recognize the effects of increased consumer awareness
  • Describe the typical characteristics of CDHPs
  • Describe the typical characteristics of HSAs
  • Recognize the principles behind outcomes-based reimbursement and incentives related to pay-for-performance programs
  • Define evidence-based medicine
  • Define healthcare report cards
  • Identify the benefits and implications of improved coordination of care
  • Recognize the key issues behind healthcare reform and name the main elements of PPACA

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Course | Overview | Finance and Business Strategy

HFMA Business of Health Care (for CME)

Understand how your decisions impact the delivery of quality care with HFMA's Business of Health Care online program.

No matter your role in healthcare, this online program is designed to provide essential context around the business fundamentals of pricing, cost, revenue, payment, and delivery models.

Once you have completed this online program, you will have the knowledge to work more effectively toward the shared goal of improving patient health.

Available online, 24/7, and at no additional cost when you are a member of HFMA.

Course Outline:

The Big Picture
Financial Accounting Concepts
Cost Analysis Principles
Strategic Financial Issues
Managing Financial Resources
Looking to the Future

Assessment information:
The online course is hosted by Healthcare Financial Management Association and the assessment is hosted by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Instructions for accessing the assessment are at the end of the online program. The assessment has 75 multiple choice questions and you have 90 minutes to complete it in one sitting. The passing score is 70%.

Title: HFMA Business of Health Care®
Original Release Date: 3/1/2016
Renewal Date: 4/1/2020
Expiration Date: 4/20/2021
You have access to this course for 18 months from purchase date
HFMA Business of Health Care online study materials PIM cost: $399

PIM designated this continuing education activity for 13.5 CME contact hour(s)
Estimated time to complete activity: 14 hours

Click here for the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine details.

For CME/CE questions, contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at www.pimed.com

For HFMA Business of Health Care for CME examination (through CME University) technical assistance, you may contact inquiries@pimed.com.

On Demand Webinar | Update | Billing and Collections

The latest on healthcare regulatory and legislative issues with Andy Bressler

A look at the latest healthcare regulatory and legislative issues moving through Congress, Health and Human Services (HSS) and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Course | Advanced | Healthcare Reform

Volume to Value Payment Models

This course addresses the broad provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, CMS's proposed alternative delivery and payment models, and Standard Quality Measures.


Estimated course completion time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Course | Overview | Healthcare Legal

Healthcare Industry Regulation and Accreditation

This course discusses the regulation and accreditation of the healthcare field. It provides overviews of various legislation, such as the HMO Act of 1973, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), state regulations, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It also discusses regulatory and crediting bodies, including the Joint Commission, URAC, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


Estimated course completion time: 1 hour