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HFMA seeks volunteers for national opportunities

News | Financial Leadership

HFMA seeks volunteers for national opportunities

Participation in HFMA volunteer leadership roles gives you an opportunity to enhance the benefits, products and services provided to HFMA members and healthcare finance professionals across the country. Becoming an HFMA volunteer leader also offers an opportunity to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Have a voice in your future
  • Meet industry decision-makers
  • Expand your influence
  • Initiate change
  • Advance your career
  • Provide input on HFMA programs
  • Contribute to the future of healthcare

If you’re interested in any of the following committee opportunities, you may apply here.

Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners (BoE) is responsible for reviewing HFMA’s professional certification examinations for accuracy, appropriateness and timeliness. The BoE determines the content of certification examinations, supervises the creation of certification self-study materials and oversees certification processes. BoE members also work with HFMA staff to respond to Association members’ needs related to career strategies, career development and credentialing.

The BoE consists of six appointed members who serve three-year terms. The BoE meets twice a year. (Some travel is required, with expenses paid by HFMA.)

Chapter Advancement Team

The mission of the Chapter Advancement Team (CAT) program is to build stronger chapters, one chapter at a time. Trained volunteer consultants work with individual chapters to expand the scope, quality and quantity of services provided to members by guiding chapters in strategic planning, leadership development and chapter assessment and improvement.

The CAT is comprised of HFMA members who previously served at local, regional and/or national levels within HFMA. Team members serve three-year terms. The team meets once a year for training and also acts as facilitators at the Leadership Training Conference (LTC). CAT members also undertake projects and consultations throughout the year. (Some travel is required, with expenses paid by the individual chapter, or by HFMA in the case of training and the LTC.)

National Advisory Councils

The National Advisory Councils (NACs) provide professional perspective to the Association on thought leadership topics that are important to HFMA members. The structure for these councils is flexible and may change somewhat each year depending on HFMA’s strategic needs. The NACs are designed around three HFMA market segments:

  • Executive
  • Payment and Reimbursement
  • Patient Financial Services/Revenue Cycle

Appointments will be made to each of these three councils from among individuals who are active in their profession as well as HFMA volunteers who are knowledgeable in one of these subject areas.

The NACs consist of directors from HFMA's National Board and 24 appointed members who serve staggered two-year terms focusing on key issues facing the healthcare industry and the Association. These councils meet two times a year. (Some travel is required, with expenses paid by HFMA.)

Principles & Practices Board

The Principles & Practices (P&P) Board was established by HFMA in 1975 to reevaluate, clarify and establish accounting principles and financial reporting practices for health services organizations. The P&P Board and its members also act as a liaison with the AICPA, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. The P&P Board may be assigned issues by HFMA's National Board.

The P&P Board is composed of 12 appointed members who serve three-year terms; it meets two to three times a year. These members are recognized for their technical competence in the industry and possess outstanding personal and professional qualities. At least six members must be employees of provider organizations, while six or fewer members work for organizations that serve the industry. (Some travel is required, with expenses paid by HFMA.)

Investment Subcommittee

The Investment Subcommittee reports to the Audit and Finance Committee of HFMA’s National Board and is responsible for making recommendations regarding asset allocation policy, investment style guidelines, investment manager selection and review criteria, investment management selection/termination, investment manager guidelines, and portfolio rebalancing.

The committee consists of up to eight individuals with significant, contemporary knowledge of investments and investment management. Competence for membership on the Investment Subcommittee may be demonstrated in a number of ways, including having an MBA, CFP, CFA or prior investment committee experience. Individuals will serve three-year terms. (Some travel is required, with expenses paid by HFMA.)

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