Upcoming HFMA Events

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With the new year, the Western PA chapter of HFMA is proud to sponsor some great educational events in the coming months (see below).

January 27th – Annual Accounting & Auditing Update, Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry PA (see attached agenda) – Carbis Walker presents its annual A&A update which will should be entertaining as usual.  So don’t miss out on getting a head start on your A&A hours.

February 28-29 – Western PA Annual Institute/Revenue Cycle Conference, Seven Springs, Champion PA (more info to follow in next two weeks) – ATTENTION VENDORS – Please see Debbie Szczypinski for details on opportunities to showcase your organizations.

March 2012 –  TBD

April 27, 2012 – Joint Meeting with Central PA and Northeastern PA Chapters of HFMA, Toftrees, State College PA – more info to follow.

National HFMA Webinars (Click on Below Course Title for Registration Details- if link fails please see www.HFMA.org)

JANUARY
Ellis Medicine’s Journey Developing a Next Generation Revenue Cycle Solution
January 10: After this webinar, you will be able to understand opportunities and challenges created by the merger of multiple hospitals under one technology solution, discover lessons learned from the perspective of Ellis Medicine’s implementation team members, and develop strategies for improving your revenue cycle solution implementation.

Patient Consumerism: Collect or Charity
January 11: After this webinar, you will be able to overcome barriers to point of service collections; assist patients in becoming more financially engaged; develop strategies for collecting at point of service; find financial assistance for those who cannot pay in advance of care; and develop strategies to implement a Presumptive Charity policy.

How to Apply for the 2012 MAP Award
January 12: After this webinar, you will be able to integrate MAP Keys (key performance indicators) into revenue cycle goals and measures and determine readiness to complete the 2012 MAP Award for Revenue Cycle Excellence application (applications are due by February 29, 2012). All acute-care hospitals are eligible. Your organization does not have to be an HFMA MAP App subscriber to apply.

Assessing Your Financial Risk for Cases that Fall into the “Gray Zone”
January 31: After this webinar, you will be able to understand areas at high financial and compliance risk related to misclassification of inpatient versus observation status for admissions and readmissions, identify specific cases at your hospital at risk of falling into the medical necessity “gray zone” through the use of data analytics and benchmarking tools, such as MedPar data and the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER), and outline your hospital’s overall risk and opportunity assessment relative to the program performance.

Improve Case Mix Index, Reduce Costs and Prepare for ICD-10 with Computer-Assisted Coding
February 8: After this webinar, you will be able to evaluate CAC solutions to increase efficiency, compliance and improve case mix index, assess the value of CAC for your individual facility, differentiate between Natural Language Processing (NLP) engines, orchestrate a smooth implementation process plan and establish baselines for faster return on investment, and utilize CAC to achieve maximum financial benefits and minimize audit risk.

CAN’T FIND A LIVE WEBINAR?
Check our webinar calendar. Because new webinars are scheduled intermittently, the calendar receives frequent updates and additions. For more information on a particular webinar or to register now, click on the links above or call HFMA Member Services at (800) 252-4362, extension 2.

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