Welcome to the North Carolina Chapter of HFMA

Welcome to the North Carolina Chapter of HFMA Website.  We are looking forward to an exciting year and are working hard to create successful and meaningful events for you, our members.  We are very active and engaged in Healthcare Finance and seek to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  Each year we host numerous educational events for our members, addressing current issues impacting both urban and rural healthcare providers.  Please take a look around our website, check out the Tarheel News, and most of all, plan to become involved through active participation in the Matrix.  

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RECONSTRUCTING HOSPITAL PRICING SYSTEMS

A CALL TO ACTION FOR HOSPITAL FINANCIAL LEADERS 

Payment for healthcare services has evolved into a bewildering array of cross subsidies, hidden taxes, and conflicting incentives. This system is incredibly complex and costly to administer for both providers and payers of care. Furthermore, the resultant pricing of services is almost impossible for the general public to understand, in healthcare institutions. 

Payment for health services and the pricing methods established by providers must be changed to ensure that precious resources are not diverted from community health needs. For a multi-faceted national healthcare system to work, we need a foundation for healthcare service pricing that is rational, dependable, and open to public scrutiny.  Although this report focuses on the pricing system, issues of pricing, payment, and financing are in fact closely intertwined.

For the purposes of this project, “financing” refers to the means by which funds get into the healthcare system; “payment” refers to the process of distributing those funds to providers of health services, and “pricing” provides the incremental measure for this distribution.   To continue reading the entire article CLICK HERE

HFMA Announces New Best Practices for Patient Financial Communications
Special Feature


Every day, healthcare finance professionals conduct sensitive financial discussions with patients. But there have been no accepted, consistent best practices to guide them in these discussions—until now.

On Oct. 28, HFMA announced best practices for patient financial communications that provide tangible guidance for communicating with patients about their financial responsibility for health care. 

“Healthcare financial interactions can be complex and confusing because of complicated payment structures, dozens of different payers and forms, and varied government programs,” says HFMA president and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “When you add the reality that patients are becoming responsible for greater proportions of their healthcare costs, clear guidelines and communication are more important than ever.”

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HFMA Membership Renewal

We value your commitment to HFMA. To continue your member benefits, please watch your e-mail and your mailbox for valuable information on renewal of your membership. You can also renew online or by calling (800) 252-4362, ext. 2.

HFMA Announces Availability of "On-Demand Webinars"

HFMA provides webinars available one calendar year following the live webinar date and year. On-demand webinars are not eligible for CPE credit. Most on-demand webinars are free for HFMA members (M) and $99 for non-members (NM), unless otherwise noted.

To find out more about On-Demand Webinars, CLICK HERE 

Add'l National Healthcare Business News

Review and read the top healthcare finance news articles researched by HFMA. This link provides the current national news in one location.

 


Upcoming Events

Event List

Dixon Hughes Goodman Healthcare Hospital Cost Report Training

Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM
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2014 NCHFMA Summer Institute

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:00 AM
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Medicare 2015 Update

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:30 AM
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2014 NCHFMA Health Insurance Institute

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 AM
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Annual Medicare Workshop

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 11:00 AM
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2015 NCHFMA Annual Meeting

Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:00 AM
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