Who can be an individual member of HFMA?
Anyone with an interest in healthcare finance and operations is invited to be part of HFMA. This includes, but is not limited to, finance professionals and leaders from hospitals and health systems, health plans, physician practices, and business partners. Physicians, clinicians, university faculty and students are also welcome to join HFMA. 

What are the benefits of HFMA membership?
As a member, you’ll have access to a variety of benefits designed to help you lead your team with confidence, solve complex problems, and grow your career. Practical resources that will help you address the many challenges the US healthcare system faces today include member-only content, education, industry analyses, and programs. What’s more, members have exclusive access – via a vibrant chapter network - to  an active and growing group of healthcare finance leaders who, like you, are looking to collaborate in order to succeed. Learn more about the benefits of HFMA membership here.

How long does my membership last?
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.    

Auto Renewal Billing.  How does it work?
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.

May I pay two years of membership dues at the same time?
Due to the special new member dues discount, new members are able to join for one year only. During your membership renewal, there will be a 2 year option available.

What forms of payment do you accept for membership?
Membership payment can be made via check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).  Please make checks payable to HFMA.

When I join HFMA, am I automatically enrolled in my local chapter?
Yes, 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.   

I recently joined HFMA. When will I begin to receive information and materials such as hfm magazine and email communications?
Members who pay by credit card will have access to members-only resources with 24 hours. For members who pay by check, it may take up to two weeks to gain access to benefits. hfm magazine is monthly; all members should allow approximately 4-6 weeks to receive their first issue. New members will begin receiving email communications immediately. 

I've left my current position and will begin work at another organization. Can I keep my membership?
Yes. Your HFMA membership follows you through your renewal date. When you begin your new position, be sure to log into your online profile and update your contact information.

Another HFMA member on staff has left the organization. Can we transfer the membership to our new staff person?
No. You may not transfer the membership to your new staff person. Individual memberships, even those paid by employers, are not transferable.   

I am a member and am currently between jobs, actively looking for my next position. Do you offer assistance for members in this situation?
In an effort to assist HFMA members in continuing their membership during periods of unemployment, individual members can apply for dues waivers if they are a member in good standing for at least 5 years immediately preceding the current year. Please email our  Member Service Center to inquire if you are eligible to enroll in our waiver-of-dues program.

I am a recently retired, and I wish to maintain my relationship with HFMA. Does HFMA offer a retired membership option?
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, please contact our Member Service Center or call 800-252-4362 to confirm eligibility for retired membership status. 

Are my HFMA membership dues tax-deductible?
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. 

Still have questions?
Contact our Member Services Center or call 800-252-4362.