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Delivery Method:

Self Study

Course Availability:

1 Year

Recommended for:

Clinical Operations
Financial Planning
Healthcare Supply Chain
Physician Practice
Revenue Cycle

Career level:

Experienced Professional


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

Advance Preparation:



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Q&A | Financial Leadership

A rural hospital CFO shares his organization’s capital finance strategies and plans to manage future change.

Column | Financial Leadership

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer offers a perspective on the new and traditional opportunities that the HFMA community offers.

News | Financial Leadership

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Column | Financial Leadership

Healthcare finance leaders should seek to adopt and promote best practices and inspire their teams to learn, experiment and volunteer, and HFMA can help.

On Demand Webinar | Intermediate | Financial Leadership

Why HFMA's Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) is right for you

On Demand Webinar | Intermediate | Financial Leadership

Why HFMA's Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) is right for you


Today's dynamic healthcare environment demands business savvy professionals. However, what does this business know-how look like and how do you develop it? HFMA's Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) certification is designed precisely to build the fundamental knowledge required to make sound business judgments.

During this webinar, the speaker examines the specific knowledge areas and professional skills that are hallmarks of the profession. Learn how earning HFMA's CHFP certification is one of the savviest business moves you'll ever make.
After this program, you'll be able to..
  • Determine the "how" and "why" of the healthcare finance profession
  • Refine your understanding of the competencies and knowledge required by healthcare finance professionals
  • Make an informed decision regarding the role of the CHFP in your career

Related Courses | Financial Leadership

Course | Overview | Finance and Business Strategy

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:
Operating Systems:
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 -
Adobe Flash Player -
Java -

For CME/CE questions, contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at
The online course is hosted by Healthcare Financial Management Association and the exam is hosted by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Certification | Overview | Finance and Business Strategy

Operational Excellence Exam - Module II of CHFP

Succeeding in today's high-value healthcare environment requires financial professionals, clinical and nonclinical leaders, and payers and others to have a broad range of business and financial skills including: 

  • Business acumen
  • Collaboration
  • Financial strategy
  • Understanding future trends
The Operational Excellence exam is Module II of the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP). The CHFP is geared toward those whose jobs require a deep understanding of the new financial realities of health care.