October 5, 2018 
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HFMA Social Scene!

Please check out our 2018 -2019 Social Calendar

Sunday, October 13

Meet fellow HFMA members and guests at 9:30 AM
Event Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Meet at: In front of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - 4th Avenue & K Street Event at: MLK Promenade Park - 4th Avenue & K Street Downtown San Diego

We present to you the opportunity to participate in our 50th Anniversary Chapter Celebration as a sponsor. This is an incredible opportunity to show your support for our Chapter and receive well deserved recognition of your organization.  Please  click here  to review the Sponsorship Levels. 

 We also have a Blended Sponsorship of Chapter and our 50th event on the Sponsorship website , or download the flyer here 
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Citibank *

Gold Sponsors
Health First Financial
Turning Point

Silver Sponsors
Law Offices of Stephenson Acquisto & Colman*
Novus Health System *
Professional Credit Service
Progressivel Management Services
Xtend Healthcare *

Bronze Sponsors
Access One*
Avadyne Health
Uprise Consulting Group
More information on sponsoring HFMA San Diego Imperial Chaper and our sponsors
* These are sponsors who have already renewed their sponsorship for 2018-2019  Thank you!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PST
Cost: Free
Spend your lunch with us to learn about clinical documentation best practices that help to increase reimbursement, decrease denials and improve revenue cycle efficiencies.  
Alicia Gordon, Manager 

Alicia has over 20 years of extensive nursing experience including ICU and Quality, 9 years in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program development and implementation.   

Alicia earned her CCDS certification in 2009, her CDIP in 2014 and her CCS in 2015. Alicia is an AHIMA ICD10 CM/PCS trainer.

Alicia is known for her integrity, ability to build collaborative relationships, fostering physician engagement and ability to develop/mentor new Clinical Documentation Specialists to success.

Prior to working at MazarsUSA, Alicia worked as a CDI Manager of Operations for HCA Intensive Care Consortium and as a Corporate CDI Director for 2 healthcare systems.  Alicia successfully managed and reinvigorated established best-practice CDI programs in academic medical centers and community hospitals.  She also implemented new CDI programs and developed CDI/coder and physician educational programs.

Alicia serves on the ACDIS Forms and Tools Committee.


Featured Finance Session 

Reducing  Costs with Labor Productivity: A Case Study with Kern Medical Center

This presentation will review the different ways that Kern Medical Center has utilized data to bring administration, clinical, and financial staff together to make better informed staffing decisions to further its goal of managing labor expenses in both clinical and operational departments, while maintaining patient satisfaction and quality of care. Kern Medical Center will review how advanced cost accounting impacts their organization's strategy in setting productivity targets, tracking these targets, and more importantly, engaging their own stakeholders with this data.

NEW in 2019
If you are employed at a Hospital, Physician Practice or Payor Organization we have provided several registration options to meet the needs of your shrinking education budgets!
Discounted Provider Registrations
Hosted Provider: Complimentary
Scholarship Provider: $300

Click  HERE   for more details on these discounted provider options.
Provider and Business Partner Registration:
Member Early Bird Rate: $620
Non-Member Early Bird Rate: $720
Member Standard Rate: $730
Non-Member Standard Rate: $830

Drastically Reduced Group Rates

Rate:   $109.00 per night plus tax
Resort Fee:   $25.00 per night (reduced from $37.00 per night)
**Rate applies to the newly remodeled Burgundy Room - queen or 2 double beds**
The Symposium has been alerted that unauthorized housing companies (called hotel "poachers") have been contacting past registered attendees and exhibitors offering cheaper rates at hotels in the Symposium block. This practice, also known as "room pirating", IS A SCAM that all convention attendees should be aware of in order to avoid passing along personal and financial information.

BOOK NOW through our SECURE room block to take advantage of significant savings!

Upcoming National Webinars
Unlimited Access for HFMA Members
HFMA members get unlimited access to all live and on-demand webinars. Join now for $335 (new members - $285) and your unlimited access will be good through May 31, 2019. 

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. 


Looking for additional Education?  

Click  Upcoming National Webinars  for additional information

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Your 2018-2019 HFMA San Diego - Imperial Chapter Team
President: Fahd Benabdeljalil - fahd.benabdeljalil@sharp.com
President Elect: Mindy Scher -  mscher@xtendhealthcare.net
Vice President: Terry Meier - temeier@ucsd.edu
Secretary: Shannon Vanderbilt - s1vanderbilt@ucsd.edu
Treasurer: Josephine Lee - Josephine.Lee@sharp.com

Programs: Dan Bannister - dan.bannister@sharp.com
Certification: John Garcia -  jgarcia@avadynehealth.com
Membership: Jeffery Reid  - Jeffery.Reid@sharp.com
Communications Coordinator: Fred Binczewski -  fred@uprisecg.com
Sponsorship: Pia Labos - pia.labos@live.com
Social Chair: Basak Kaya - basak.kaya@sharp.com