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May 2016 Newsletter


HFMA San Diego - Imperial Chapter
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June 10, 2016
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June 16th - Innovative Strategies for Successful Population Health Management

Join us Thursday, June 16th, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Innovative Strategies For Successful Population Health Management
An evening educational program discussing innovative strategies for successful population health management, beginning with a networking reception and ending with conversations over dessert and coffee.

Location:AMN Healthcare Auditorium
 12400 High Bluff Dr, Suite 100
 San Diego, California 92130 
4:30-5:30 pm: Networking reception with hosted wine bar
5:30-8:00 pm: Educational Program
8:00-8:30 pm: Conversations over dessert & coffee
Half Day Registration
HFMA Member  $25.00
Non-Member  $40.00
HFMA/SOHL Provider Member  $20.00
Student $20.00

Speakers and Panelists               Detailed Agenda and Speaker Bios

Introductory Remarks: Dave Roberts-Vice Chair, San Diego County Board of Supervisors; former HIMSS executive and health policy advisor to two presidents
  • Keynote Speaker/Moderator: John M. "Jay" Shiver, MHA, CHE, FAAMA-Professor of health administration and policy at George Mason University; CEO, Capital Health; co-author, Managing Integrated Health Systems: A Guide for Health Executives
  • Panelists:
    • Anette Asher-Founder & CEO, Care to Caregiver (San Diego); former CEO, Glenner Memory Care Centers.
    • Betsy J. Lahue, MPH-Worldwide VP, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Becton Dickinson; Member, Boston University School of Public Health/Dean's Advisory Board
    • Gary Mendoza, JD-Co-founder & CEO, Health eWay, Inc.; former California Commissioner for Corporations; managed-care innovator
    • Michael J. Minton, MS-Founder & CEO, HealthPicket, Inc. (San Diego); former HP, Cardiac Science and BD executive.
    Thank you to our event sponsor MediRevv

    HFMA Founder Merit Award 101 - Have you Volunteered?
    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.

    Active participation in HFMA at the national, regional and/or chapter levels provides members with numerous opportunities for professional development, information, networking and advocacy. If you have been active this past year with HFMA in volunteering, please email a list of your activities by June 30th,  to Jhaluska@me.com, or call 847-800-2613 so that we can submit to HFMA National.

    Members may earn points for a variety of activities including serving as an elected or appointed chapter or national leader, volunteering on committees or writing newsletter articles.

    Each member can review the status of Founders points, under "activities" in your "personal profile" in the Membership Directory area, at the following web site:


    Julie Haluska
    HFMA San Diego/Imperial Chapter President             

    June 29 - Lunch and Learn (FREE)
    HITRUST, ePHI and HIPAA Compliance
    Join us Wednesday, June 29th for a Lunch and LearnHITRUST
    HITRUST, ePHI and HIPAA Compliance
    Speaker: Erik D. Jones, CEO, Jacobian Engineering Inc.
    12:00 - 1:00 P.M. 


    Learning Objectives:
    • Learn some of the challenges of managing HIPAA compliance for entities that process, store or transmit ePHI
    • Learn how HITRUST and the common security framework helps to standardize the way controls and standards are applied across various entities that need to be compliant
    • Learn how validated HITRUST assessment reports provide a means for companies to validate a vendor's trust and assurance claims before exchanging sensitive data, and how these can be more informative than SOC audit reports.

    July 7 - Lunch and Learn (FREE)

    Value Based Contract Management

    Join us Thursday, July 7th for a Lunch and Learn

    Value Based Contract Management

    Presented by: Nick Hilger Partner, JDA eHealth Systems
    12:30 - 1:30 P.M.
    Event Description:
    Now that Value-Based Reimbursement is a reality, Health Systems need to take a serious look at their Fee-For-Service revenue cycle IT platforms and plan for the ultimate changes underway. This Presentation will examine the new approaches and provide insights into not only how the contracting will evolve, but also offer constructive approaches and strategies to improve preserve, protect, and improve the bargaining position of the Health System. The discussion will address the Managed Care Contracting strategies and the downstream implications for the Patient Financial Services team and the Financial Reporting teams. Participants will also learn about key clinical interfaces that will impact the traditional financial transaction sets.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Discuss the critical elements included in Value-based Contracting by third party payers.
    • Identify gaps in current revenue cycle resources and applications to track, monitor and adjudicate Value based payments.
    • Identify VBP data required for clinical staff retrieval.
    Target Audience: CFO/CPA/Finance / PFS/Revenue Cycle / Management / Leaders and Executives / Patient Access / Accounting/Finance / Technologists & Engineers

    July 14 - Free Webinar
    Overview of Chapter Communication Sources,Creating Social Media Accounts
    Join us Thursday, July 14, 2016 for a Free Webinar
    3:00 - 4:00 P.M COMM
    Overview of Chapter Communication Sources  

    This webinar will cover how navigate and utilize the various chapter communication sources; website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and electronic newsletter. It will also cover how to create your own accounts within those social media sites. **Webinar link to follow!**
    October 9 - 11 HFMA Southern California/San Diego Imperial Chapter's Annual Fall Conference
    October 9 - 11 
    Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

    This year's SoCal and San Diego-Imperial Chapters Fall Conference Fall Conference returns to the beautiful Hyatt Newport Beach Oct. 9-11. Our conference starts with Sunday sessions for those interested in Patient Access issues. New this year are Early Careerist Sunday breakout sessions, an entirely new track designed for those in field looking for career advice and seeking that first step on their career ladder! 21 breakout sessions and multiple general sessions make this conference an educational bargain for all attendees!

    2016 - 2017 Look at the Education and Events We have planned!

    We have just started planning so watch for more events coming soon!
    June 16 - Innovative Strategies to Project Against Population Health Reimbursement 4:30 - 8:30 P.M., ANM Healthcare, 12400 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA  More Info Register

    June 29 - Free Webinar - HITRUST, ePHI and HIPAA Compliance
    12:00 - 1:00 P.M.   More Info     Downloadable Flyer   Register

    July 7  - Free Webinar: Value-Based Contract Management
    12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Save the Date! More Info  Register

    July 14 - Free WebinarOverview of Chapter Communication Sources
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM More Info Register

    August 10 - 12  -HFMA Seminars Series in San Diego, CA 
    Medicare Cost Reporting
    Healthcare Financial Management Essentials
    Managed Care in a Value-Based World: Contracts, Agreements, Collections, and Discounts
    Using Analytics to Improve Your Bottom Line: Turning Data into Dollars
    Save the Date!
    October 9 - 11th - San Diego /Southern California Fall Conference (Hyatt Newport Beach) More Info  Register  

    January 14 - 19 HFMA Region 10 & 11 Symposium -Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas Save the Date!

    Looking for additional Education? 
    Please visit our National HFMA Website (Education)
    HFMA Live  Webinars  June
    Learn about timely healthcare finance topics and earn CPEs. Most live webinars are free for HFMA members and $99 for non-members, unless otherwise noted. 12 :00 - 1:00 PST
    You can also view on-demand webinars if you miss a webinar or want to search on other topics
    Go to www.hfma.org/webinars for more information on each topic and to register.
    HFMA also makes 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.
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    HFMA San Diego Imperial Chapter


    Your 2016-2017 HFMA San Diego - Imperial Chapter Team
    President - Julie Haluska- Julie.haluska@vynecorp.com
    President Elect Debbie Binczewski-  dbinczewski@jacobusconsulting.com
    Vice President - Fahd Benabdeljalil - fahd.benabdeljalil@sharp.com
    Secretary - Shannon Vanderbilt - s1vanderbilt@ucsd.edu
    Treasurer - Josephine Lee- Josephine.Lee@sharp.com
    Membership - Mindy Scher - mscher@xtendhealthcare.net
    Programs -     Basak Kaya - basakkaya@gmail.com
    Newsletter Director - Dan Bannister - dan.bannister@sharp.com
    Sponsorship - Pia Labos - plabos@chamberlinedmonds.com
    Director and Chair Founders, Chapter Awards and Volunteerism christina.datko@sharp.com