More than 60 organizations have joined HFMA’s Enterprise Membership program for critical access hospitals since its inception last October, gaining access to valuable resources that otherwise might be out of reach.
No matter the size of an organization, cost and availability are potential barriers to accessing resources and tools that help leaders and employees better understand industry challenges and manage their career development.
At critical access hospitals (CAHs) — which under CMS’s designation are rural hospitals with 25 or fewer inpatient beds — these barriers can be even more significant.
Rolled out in October 2019, HFMA’s new Enterprise Membership program for CAHs removes these barriers by providing an all-inclusive, single-price membership for an organization. As of March, 67 CAHs had become HFMA Enterprise members. (Among that tally, 44 hospitals are part of the Heartland Health Alliance in Nebraska and seven are part of the Maine Rural Health collaborative. Each group joined the Enterprise program collectively, but the individual hospitals have their own membership.)
For one fee, Enterprise membership offers access to educational materials and publications, discounts on registration for national and chapter events, and other resources for all employees.