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San Diego-Imperial Chapter 2016 Summer Newsletter, August 2016

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August 28 - 31st
At the  CAHAM 48th Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition,
Supported by HFMA San Diego, The Lodge Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.
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August 26, 2016
September 8 - Free Webinar
Strategies and Technologies for Maintaining 501r Compliance
Join us September 8th for a Free Webinar
12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Compliance501r
Strategies and Technologies for Maintaining 501r Compliance
Complying with 501r is critically important for non-profit healthcare organizations. Initial efforts require the development of methodical and precise policies, procedures, and technology. Maintaining compliance involves regular assessments and the right tools. Drawing from consulting expertise and proven technology and analytics, this webinar will cover:
  • Overview of 501r and its evolution
  • Impact and risk of 501r
  • Best practices for managing 501r compliance
    o Process improvement
    o Consulting
    o How analytics can drive improvement
  • How to leverage technology and analytics for auditing, automation and compliance
  • Self-assessment points - are you in compliance and how to improve
    o Community health needs assessment - internal and external data sources
    o Charity care practices
    o Registration
    o Patient accounting process
At this must-attend webinar, learn best practices for 501r compliance with a focus on process improvement, technology tools, analytics that enhance compliance, and how to monitor compliance.
September 22 - HFMA Hiking for Health 
Let's Hike Mission Trails Regional Park  (New Location)
Save the Date
September 22nd from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m
Let's Hike Mission Trails Regional Park (New Location!)

Where: Mission Trails Regional Park- Meet at Mast Boulevard Parking Lot (map will be provided)

Distance: ~3 miles
Wear comfortable shoes with good tread, and workout attire. Bring sun protection (sunscreen, hat, etc.), a light jacket and at least 20 oz. of water.

September 29 - Free Webinar
A New Physician and Key Healthcare Employee Recruitment and Retention Strategy 
Join us September 29th for a Free Webinar
12:00 - 1:00 P.M. physician29
 A New Physician and Key Healthcare Employee Recruitment and Retention Strategy.  Register
Speaker: David Alemian, Vice President, Capital Crest Financial Group Bio

The goal of this webinar is to provide attendees with a new and powerful recruitment and long term-retention tool.  The speaker will cover the 2013 and 2014 American Medical Association studies that reveal "Having enough money to retire is the top financial concern among all US physicians".  Looking at history, attendees will see how the "Greatest Generation" came back from WWII, and then spent their entire careers with the same company because of the pension benefits.   Back then, pensions were very costly, and often underfunded.   The speaker will show attendees a new way to fully-fund a pension plan, using special financing from banks such as Wells Fargo.  The presentation will compare high physician and key employee turnover costs, to the lower out-of-pocket costs of financing a pension plan.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will understand the following:
  • How to attract and retain over the long-term, top physicians and key healthcare employees to your healthcare organization.
  • Why this new approach will work regardless of where a healthcare organization is located.
  • Why the Affordable Care Act makes the successful recruitment and retention of top quality physicians and key healthcare employees more important than ever.
  • How to create a pension plan for physician and key employee recruitment and retention.
  • Have you signed up for Fall Conference? Fallconf

    October 9th - 11th 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!
    Have you renewed your HFMA Membership?
      Have you updated your information?
    Your membership may have lapsed on July 5, 2016 and we don't want you to miss any of your member benefits.
    You can renew online or call (800) 252-4362, ext. 2.
     If you have already renewed, Thank you for your commitment to HFMA


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

    August 28 - 31st -The CAHAM 48th Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition, Supported by HFMA San Diego, The Lodge Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.
    September 8 - Strategies and Technologies for Maintaining 501r Compliance
    September 22 -   HFMA Hike for Health - Let's Hike Torre Pines, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    September 29th - A new physician recruitment and retention strategy- FREE Webinar
    Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM More Info  Register
    Advantages, and potential challenges, of physician management arrangements
    Expanding nursing roles to offset physician shortages and control costs
    Presenter: David Alemian 
    October 9 - 11th - San Diego /Southern California Fall Conference (Hyatt Newport Beach) More Info  Register  
    November 9 - Free Webinar, Scheduling Optimization

    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)

    7-28 Proposed Rule - Physician Fee Schedule in the Federal Register
    8-24 Work-From-Home Strategies: Creating Effective Programs to Increase
    Productivity and Improve Employee Register

    HFMA Live  Webinars  August - September
    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 for more information on each topic and to register.


    Aug 30 - Moving Patient Access to the Front Lines: How the MetroHealth System is Embracing Consumerism

    Sep 14 - Understanding Medicare's Final FY 2017 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Rule

    Sep 20 - Value Cycle Excellence: Chargemaster Review and Communication


    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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    Your 2016-2017 HFMA San Diego - Imperial Chapter Team
    President - Julie Haluska-
    President Elect Debbie Binczewski-
    Vice President - Fahd Benabdeljalil -
    Secretary - Shannon Vanderbilt -
    Treasurer - Josephine Lee-
    Membership - Mindy Scher -
    Programs -     Basak Kaya -
    Newsletter Director - Dan Bannister -
    Sponsorship - Pia Labos -
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