July 10, 2019 
San Diego Imperial Chapter invites you to join us for Part One of our Summer Series - Behavioral Health Challenges in San Diego 

It will be Lunch and Learn Event!

Join us on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:00pm

The day will kick off with Dr. Luke Bergmann, Behavioral Health Director,  speaking on  what is being done by the County of San Diego to improve access to Behavioral Health Services for the residents of San Diego. He will provide an overview of regional challenges, in terms of importance.
Tabatha Lang, Chief Quality Improvement Officer, will then speak to operations,  financial planning and funding streams, data and system reporting and providing treatment to Medi-Cal populations. 
We will close the program with Joe McDowell, Project Director with Xtend Healthcare  speaking  on two healthcare reimbursement themes  that have taken center stage for Medicare in 2019
-- "pay for performance" based on "attaining patient quality outcomes."  These interconnected clinical and financial "hot topics" highlight the need for compliant processes that support various new and revised Medicare coverage and billing guidelines.  Tearing down long term health system operational silos and establishing collaboration of all teams will be discussed.  The session focus will be on understanding why changes continue to be hot topics, as well as practical and proven clinical and financial operational procedures to meet the challenges of 2019.

We look forward to spending a few hours together as we learn to navigate through the difficulties that exist with behavioral health patients .
 Thank you to our Event Sponsor

Day at the Del Mar Races!
Tickets are selling fast!! 
               On Sunday, August 25th, you will enjoy a day with your SoCal & San Diego HFMA friends.  Our Group is seated in the Private Ancient Title Skyroom on the 6th floor of the grandstand on the Penthouse Level above the finish line.  Entrance includes a delicious buffet and dedicated bar...instruction from a Professional race handicapper, private betting window, and electronic betting machine. There will be opportunities to win free betting vouchers via multiple raffles.    
Betting Vouchers in $20 increments can be purchased in advance to be used for raffles...see Sponsorship Site! 
Tickets are only $55.00 each before August 1st; $75 after August 1st.
Click on the LINK to register...limited tickets are available! 

Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC) is a bank holding company with approximately $10 billion in assets and one wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Banc of California, N.A. (the "Bank"). The Bank has 43 offices including 32 full-service branches located throughout Southern California. Through our 750+ dedicated professionals, we provide customized and innovative banking and lending solutions to businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals throughout California. We help our clients grow their businesses, purchase a home, create jobs, transform neighborhoods, enrich communities and empower their dreams. We also help to improve the communities where we live and work, by supporting organizations that provide financial literacy and job training, small business support and affordable housing. With a commitment to service and building enduring relationships, we provide a higher standard of banking. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
To learn more, please contact Vincent Affinito, VP, Small Business Banking, Business Development Officer at 858-221-0891 or Vincent.Affinito@bancofcal.com


We are looking for sponsors for our educational events in August and September. We have one Summer Series event sponsorship available and several fantastic event sponsorship packages to offer at the Fall Conference, such as the event, breakfast, break, lunch, reception, and booth level.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact our sponsorship chair or go to Chapter Sponsorship

Join your colleagues as we hear from experts in our region about the strategies in development to address behavioral health, mental health, and access to care issues facing our community.

The summer series is comprised of short seminars and one full day conference event.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - Behavioral Health Challenges (open for registration) 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - Homeless Crisis in San Diego County
Friday, September 20, 2019 - Fall Conference For leaders desiring to enhance their personal development skills, hear the latest Legislative Update and industry hot topics  

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Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Xtend Healthcare

Gold  Sponsors
Argos Health
Enable Comp

Silver Sponsors
California Business Bureau  
Law Offices of Stephenson Acquisto and Colman
Novus Health Systems 
Progressive Management Systems
Hawes Financial
Sunbelt Medical International
Banc of California  
Bronze Sponsors
Access One
Avadyne Health 
Uprise Consulting Group, Inc.
More information on sponsoring HFMA San Diego Imperial Chaper and our sponsors
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In order to maintain your certification you are now required to renew your membership by May 31st of each year, and to also complete all educational requirements by May 31st of the year that your 60 education hours are due. There is no longer a grace period if you miss the 05/31 deadline.  Please be sure to renew your HFMA membership by 05/31 each year.  In addition, complete your educational hours by 05/31 of your maintenance period (maintenance periods are every 3 years and depend on the date you became certified). To review the certification maintenance requirements please go to the "Maintaining Your Certifications" page of HFMA using this link .
Are you interested in becoming a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP)?
HFMA's CHFP program provides the broad range of business and financial skills essential for succeeding in today's high-value healthcare environment:
  • Business acumen
  • Collaboration
  • Financial strategy
  • Understanding future trends
The CHFP is geared toward financial professionals, clinical and nonclinical leaders, and payers-all those whose jobs require a deep understanding of the new financial realities of healthcare.  There is no charge to All-Access HFMA members for the modules required to earn your CHFP.
For more information regarding the CHFP please click HERE. If you are interested in other certifications available such as the Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) please click HERE. 
You may also contact John Garcia, Certification Chair, at jgarcia@avadynehealth.com .

Certification Member Spotlight 

   Congratulations to chapter member, Chris Stallard, for completing his CHFP certification this month!
Know someone else who should know about HFMA? Referring your colleagues to HFMA is as simple as sending an email that's already drafted for you
When you use our online referral form , we'll send a message on your behalf outlining the benefits of HFMA membership that are most relevant to them.
HFMA is changing their membership cycle based on registration anniversary date instead of expiring 5/31 of every year!!  

Historically, all HFMA memberships expired 5/31 of every year.
As of 11/1/2018 anyone registering or re-registering for membership in HFMA will have a 1 full year membership, which w ill expire 1 year from their  new registration date.
If you are an Enterprise  Solutions Member, which is a corporate HFMA Membership agreement , the anniversary date will be  based on the Enterprise agreement between HFMA and the Enterprise Member.  If you know someone that would like to register for HFMA they may do so at:
Click here for Link and click on "JOIN" if new to HFMA or "RENEW" if previously a member.
Complete all other required fields , click the box "I affirm", and then click "Checkout" to complete the registration.
For questions, you may contact Jeff Reid, HFMA-San Diego Imperial Chapter Membership Chair, at Jeffery.reid@sharp.com or 858-499-5173.

Interested in HFMA Enterprise Solutions membership?

Healthcare related corporations can benefit significantly by establishing an Enterprise Solutions Membership agreement with HFMA.

For more information go Here
or contact:
National HFMA Membership office at  1.800.252.4362.

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Your 2018-2019 HFMA San Diego - Imperial Chapter Team
President: Mindy Scher -  mscher@xtendhealthcare.net
President Elect: Terry Meier - temeier@ucsd.edu 
Vice President: Basak Kaya - basak.kaya@sharp.com
Secretary: Shannon Vanderbilt - s1vanderbilt@ucsd.edu 
Treasurer: Andrew Widen - andrew.widen@sharp.com
Programs Co-Chairs: Perla Pace - perla.pace@sharp.com
     Doug Barry doug.barry@mazarsusa.com  
Certification: John Garcia -  jgarcia@avadynehealth.com 
Membership Co-Chairs: Jeffery Reid  - Jeffery.Reid@sharp.com
  Fred Binczewski -   fred@uprisecg.com   
Communications Coordinator: Lauren Waltz - lauren.waltz@meddata.com 
Sponsorship: Beata Piehl - beatapmha@gmail.com 
Social Chair: Josephine Lee - Josephine.Lee@sharp.com