HFMA Membership FAQs

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Anyone with an interest in healthcare finance and operations and wants to improve the health of their career and the healthcare industry is welcome to belong to HFMA. Finance professionals and leaders from hospitals and health systems, health plans, physician practices, business partners, physicians, clinicians, university faculty, students and those who want to be part of the solution are invited to join. 

Upon joining, members get unlimited access to online content, news, e-learning, webinars, certifications, and more. There’s also member-only pricing for live events and programs.

Membership benefits benefits are designed to help you and your organization thrive. These benefits include: specialized certifications, online education programs, hfm magazine, specialty-specific newsletters, member-only online communities, case studies, industry research, peer-generated content, local chapter membership, and more.

Yes. Student membership is offered to full-time students. All students members are required to submit a copy of their student ID or transcript. Instructions on submission are included during the join process. 

Student members are eligible for discounted membership for up to 5 consecutive years. After the 5 years, students do have the option of a gap year rate of $225 for the time period of 1-year. This offer is only available by request through the HFMA Member Services Center.

Once student members reach the end of their discounted dues eligibility, they are prompted to renew into the full price professional membership category.

Your membership term is one full year, beginning on the day you join HFMA. Your join date is the date you joined online. If you mail in your application, your join date will be the date your application is received and processed. Please note, once processed, individual membership dues are non-refundable.

Automatic renewal is an available option when you join or renew your HFMA membership online. Members can update their automatic renewal preferences at any time by visiting their membership profile. Please note, once processed, individual membership dues are non-refundable.

Yes. We now offer a monthly billing option for individual Professional, Business Partner and Faculty members. All monthly payments include convenience and processing fees. Note, the minimum membership period is 12 months.

Members using the monthly dues option who wish to convert to annual dues payments can do so by contacting the Member Services Center at 800.252.4362.

Yes, professional and business partner members have the option to join HFMA for two years which locks in current dues rates for a full 24 months. During the join online process, simply select the 2-year membership term.

Payment can be made via check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). If paying by check, please make checks payable to HFMA.

Yes, membership in one of 60+ local chapters is included when you join HFMA. Unless you indicate otherwise, your designated chapter is based on your primary address zip code.

Members who pay by credit card will have access to members-only resources within 24 hours. For members who pay by check, it may take up to two weeks to gain access to benefits. New members will begin to receive email communications immediately. Your printed version of hfm magazine will arrive approximately 4-6 weeks from join date. For quicker access, download the hfm app through the Apple Store, Google Play or Amazon and put hfm in your hands immediately.

Members can download the hfm app through the Apple Store, Google Play or Amazon. This new digital hfm platform is easy to use and replicates the experience of reading a magazine. Each month we will notify you by email when the new edition is available, giving you fast access to the latest edition and recent archives of the magazine from your desktop or mobile device.

If your hospital, practice, or company is an HFMA Enterprise Solutions member, that means your employer is providing its staff access to the member resources of the Association. Contact the Member Services Center or call 800.252.4362 for more details.  

Yes, HFMA membership follows you through your renewal date. When you begin your new position, log into your online profile and update your contact information.

No, you may not transfer the membership to your new staff person. Individual memberships, even those paid by employers, are not transferable.

HFMA offers monthly billing option for dues payments to help spread the cost over your membership term. In addition, HFMA has a special dues waiver program for members in good standing who have lost their jobs and meet certain criteria. Email our Member Services Center or call (800) 252-4362 to inquire about eligibility.

Yes, HFMA membership is available to members in good standing who have retired from an active career or who have attained the age of 70. To apply for classification as a retired member, contact our Member Services Center or call 800.252.4362 to confirm eligibility for retired membership status. 

HFMA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes, but they may be deductible as a business expense. 

Yes, you can download and complete an application and mail to HFMA with your payment.

Email our Member Services Center or call (800) 252-4362.

Any members or registered site users that need to recover their user name or are having trouble logging in should visit the login troubleshooting page.

Welcome back! Please contact the Member Services Center who will be happy to update your account. 

Please contact your organization's designated Enterprise Administrator. If you are unsure of who holds that role, please email our Member Services Center.

Enterprise Keys are used in some cases for activating your membership with your organization. If one is needed, please contact your organization's designated Enterprise Administrator. If you are unsure of who holds that role, please email our Member Services Center.

Enterprise membership features benefits designed to help you and your organization thrive. These benefits include: specialized certifications, online education programs, specialty-specific newsletters, member-only online communities, case studies, industry research, peer-generated content, local chapter membership, and more. Learn more about Enterprise Membership.

Yes, local networking and the chapter experience are a vital part of the Enterprise Membership experience. Membership in one of 66 local chapters is included when you join HFMA. Unless you indicate otherwise, your designated chapter is based on your primary address zip code.

Your username is the email that you used when you enrolled. If you need support, please email our Member Services Center.

Select “Forgot Password” on the login page.

You have 90 days to convert your membership to any individual category. You can make these changes from the My Membership section of your online account.

Contact Member Services at (800) 252-4362 to help with this category change.

Healthcare finance professionals who reside in countries outside of the United States.

Yes, you may purchase a Professional All-Access membership rather than an International membership. There is a difference in cost but for that higher cost you receive all-access to HFMA certifications and courses as part of your Professional All-Access membership. You can view the details at hfma.org/join. 

Upon joining, international members get access to hfma.org website content, live and on-demand webinars and courses and certifications at a discounted price. Visit International Membership Summary of Benefits page for more information. 

International members have access to the hfma.org website content, live and on-demand webinars and courses and certifications at a discounted price. Visit International Membership Summary of Benefits page for more information. 

At this time, HFMA offers only a single International Member category. Full-time students who reside outside the United States and meet eligibity requirements are invited to join HFMA as a student member. You can view details at hfma.org/join.

Your membership term is one full year, beginning on the day you join HFMA. Your join date is the date you joined online. Please note, once processed, individual membership dues are non-refundable.

Automatic renewal is an available option when you join or renew your HFMA International membership online. Members can update their automatic renewal preferences at any time by visiting their membership profile. Please note, once processed, individual membership dues are non-refundable.

At this time, HFMA's monthly billing option is not available for international members.

At this time, HFMA's international membership is offered only as a one-year term.

Payment can only be made via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).

No, HFMA Chapters will not be available to international members.

International members can download the hfm app through the Apple Store, Google Play or Amazon. This new digital hfm platform is easy to use and rep and replicates the experience of reading a magazine. 

Yes, HFMA membership follows you through your renewal date. When you begin your new position, log into your online profile and update your contact information.

No, you may not transfer the membership to your new staff person. Individual memberships, even those paid by employers, are not transferable.

HFMA has a special dues waiver program for members in good standing who have lost their jobs and meet certain criteria. Email our Member Services Center at inquiry@hfma.org to inquire about eligibility.

Please email our Member Services Center at inquiry@hfma.org. Please note that we will make every effort to respond within 24-48 hours. However, international inquiries might require slighly more time due to differences in time zones.

Any members or registered site users that need to recover their user name or are having trouble logging in should visit the login troubleshooting page.

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