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October 31, 2011
 
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HFMA Region 9 Annual Conference 


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Christopher A. Snyder, MBA
South Texas Chapter Newsletter & Communcations Committee Chair


 

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President's Message

David Glazener, CPA, MBA, HFMA South Texas Chapter President 

 

Wow! Are we having fun yet? Do you have any time to stop and take a breath? Change is in the air. The Season is changing. Fall is upon us. After months of brutal heat, it has finally starting to cool off in Central and South Texas. School has started. Read More


 

HFMA Region 9 Update

Susan M. Miller, CPA, FHFMA

Region 9 Regional Executive

 

Greetings South Texas Chapter! It is my pleasure to serve you and the remaining six chapters of Region 9 as your Regional Executive (RE) for 2011 - 2012, representing Region 9 on the HFMA Regional Executive Council. The remainder of Region 9 includes the Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Lone Star and Texas Gulf Coast Chapters.Read More


Managed Medicaid Comes to South Texas

Sherry S. Griffin, FACHE, Sr. VP Valley Baptist Health System, Pres. Valley Baptist Insurance Company

 

As you a probably aware, HHSC in late summer completed a Request for Proposal process to bring managed Medicaid to the lower Valley. HHSC has awarded contracts for the Star Program to the following Managed Care Organizations(MCO) for the ten county Hidalgo Service Area: Driscoll, Superior (Centene), Molina, and United Healthcare Services. Read More

State Budget Drives Transformation of Texas Medicaid

 

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission have been working feverishly to make changes in the Texas Medicaid program in response to the Texas Legislature's appropriation of funds for the 2012-13 bienniums. Many of the commission's policy initiatives are driven by budget constraints imposed by state lawmakers.Read More

HFMA's MAP: The Path to Revenue Cycle Excellence

 

Every day, healthcare professionals improve lives. As healthcare finance professionals, we may not be able to provide direct patient care to relieve pain and improve health, but we can ensure that the organizations we serve have the resources they need to carry out the mission of improving lives.Read More


Lost in Translation: Bridging the Language Gap Between ICD-9 and ICD-10

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

 

The task of converting from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is daunting to say the least. The closest "dictionary" to aid in translation of ICD-9 language to ICD-10 language is the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs).[i] Serving as a comprehensive resource, GEMs identify the most relevant translation(s) between code sets. Read More


Founders Award Program

Bob Scofield, HFMA South Texas Chapter Founders Points Chair 

 

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recognizes that its strength lies in volunteers, who contribute their time, ideas, and energy to serve the healthcare industry, their profession, and one another. Read More

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