- Having gone all-digital this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HFMA’s Annual Conference continued to feature relevant insights and perspectives from an array of speakers.
- CMS Administrator Seema Verma gave her take on several hot-button issues, including price transparency and telehealth.
- The conference presented updates, strategies and best practices in accounting and compliance, margin growth, financial diversification, the revenue cycle, analytics and transformation.
At the beginning of the year, it would have been hard to envision the form that HFMA’s 2020 Annual Conference ended up taking. But when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the event’s debut in San Antonio, HFMA pivoted to developing its first Digital Annual Conference.
The digital presentation allowed HFMA members who otherwise would not have attended the conference to be part of the event and earn CPEs. At least 2,600 registered for each of the six days, with more than 3,600 joining on each of the last three days.
Amid the change in format, the 2020 conference continued to showcase astute, practical content about the most important issues in healthcare finance. Topics ranged from the micro (accounting and compliance updates) to the macro (disruptive industry forces).
HFMA members have access to most of the sessions on-demand (sessions can be used for FHFMA and CHFP maintenance but don’t qualify for CPE credits). Here are a few of the highlights from this year’s six-day event.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma shared insights on the Trump administration’s price transparency push, the status of Medicare value-based payment models and the prospects for telehealth expansion. She spoke as part of an Aug. 12 session after receiving the Richard L. Clarke Board of Directors Award. Read more