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President’s Letter

It is hard to believe that my President year has arrived so quickly. I am excited and honored for the opportunity to serve as the Northeastern Pennsylvania HFMA Chapter President for the 2016-2017 program year. This is a very exciting time to be a part of this chapter as we look to bring in new volunteers, continue to develop and implement our strategic plan, while remaining focused on providing outstanding educational opportunities to our Chapter Membership. We are fortunate to have strong leadership on our Board and I thank ALL of our Board Members and volunteers for their countless hours of service to our chapter!

In April of 2016, HFMA National held their annual Leadership Training Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! The weather was beautiful and the message was strong. 6 of our Officers and Board Members attended the 3-day training session and learned of the 2016-2017 HFMA National Chair’s message. Mary Mirabelli spoke of her background and the purpose of her message. In Mary’s own words, “Now is a time of transformation in American health care – a transformation that will continue to play out over the years to come. During times of change, we can set our sights low, and seek only to survive – or we can choose to make the most of a challenging situation – chose to THRIVE.”

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NEPA HFMA Bylaws Revisions

The following changes are being proposed to our current Bylaws:

1. Section 5.3(b) – This section previously indicated 18 voting members (5 Officers, 12 Voting Members, and the Past President). The change makes the total count of voting members 17, which includes the 4 Officers, Immediate Past President, and 12 Voting Members.

2. Section 5.4(a) – Remove the following: “No director shall hold office for more than five (5) full consecutive terms.”

3. Section 5.6(a) – Change the requirement related to BOD attendance from 2 meetings/year to 50% of meetings/year.

4. Section 8.3 – Added the following sentence: “All instruments must receive two (2) authorized signatures.”

A full copy of the Bylaws are available, here.

Chapter Members please provide comments by the close of business, December 16, 2016.

 

National Webinars

Dec 6 Strategies for Taking the Pain Out of the Pre-Authorization Process
Dec 7 Increasing the Value of Care through Integrated Diagnostic Image Analysis Services
Dec 12 HFMA’s MAP Awards for Physician Practices: Strategies for High Performance and Application Overview
Dec 13 The Patient Status Battle: A Case Study on a Programmatic Approach to Retain Revenue while Maintaining Compliance
Dec 15 Understanding the Final Rule Changes of the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Dec 19 Complying with the IRS 501r Requirements: Will Your Hospital Be Ready When the Tax Collectors Contact Your Organization?
Jan 10 Patient Payment Behaviors: Turn Collection Costs and Bad Debt Into Revenue
Jan 19 How to Create Patient Engagement Mobile Apps that Provide ROI and Directly Impact Your Bottom Line

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