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March 17, 2017
March 30th FREE Early Careerist Event
at  Stone Brewery Liberty Station 
Please join us for our first Early Careerist Event
Early Careerist HFMA Talks. 
Thursday, March 30th from 12:30 - 6:30 P.M.
Stone Brewery, Liberty Station 
Cost:  FREE

This event is tailored to those in their early to mid-career stage or those who are interested in learning more about different areas of healthcare finance. This will be a fun fast paced day with quick 20 minute overviews in various areas along with lots of social interaction.  This is a FREE event.



Agenda:
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch, Networking, HFMA Intro
1:00 - 5:00   Education - Sessions.
Patient Access
Patient Financial Services
HFMA Certification and Career Growth
Finance
Contracting
Leadership/Mentoring
CDM/Charge Capture
Health Information Management
Clinic Physician Practice
5:00 - 5:15   Closing/Raffle to include 3 HFMA memberships
5:15 to 6:30 Happy Hour


March 15, Lunch and Learn Webinar Occupational Mix Survey

March 15, 2017 - 12:00 P.M. Lunch and Learn Webinar
Hosted by HFMA Northern CA
Preparing Your Occupational Mix Survey Webinar
 
 
Those attending the webinar will learn the following: 
· The importance of the Occupational Mix Survey and its implications
· How to collect the data for the standard occupational categories
· How the occupational mix adjustment factor is calculated
· The impact it has on the wage index and payments to hospitals



March 20, Lunch and Learn Webinar - Training Current Staff As CDIS

March 20, 2017 - 12:00 P.M. Lunch and Learn Webinar
Hosted by San Diego Imperial Chapter
Why Training Your Current Coding Staff as CDIS Makes Good Financial Sense
Speaker -  Hayley J. Book
CCS is the owner of Full Code CDI™ and founder of the EverNorth CDI Academy 
 
 
Objective:  To understand the many benefits, financial and otherwise of  cross training coders as CDIS.
 
Recommended Audience:  CEO's, CFO's, HIM DIRECTORS, HIM MANAGERS, CDI DIRECTORS, CDI MANAGERS, CDI PHYSICIAN ADVISORS
 
Webinar Overview:
In the face of disconcerting predictions about ICD-10's impact on reimbursement; which is yet to be full understood and the explosion of new codes some hospitals still  lack a formal Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program.
 
The reasons hospitals have not implemented a CDI program vary. Smaller hospitals have not justified the investment in resources due to the high cost of implementing a CDI program with one of the major CDI vendors, and some hospitals have implemented CDI programs that failed.  But the most common reason we find is that the majority of hospitals simply don't know that a CDI program can be implemented without the required high dollar initial investments paid out to consulting firms.
 
For hospitals, fully implementing CDI is daunting in terms of cost, training, and education required. With the key players being - physicians, coders, and nurses; who often are at odds and don't necessarily collaborate well together. All the while, hospitals have a myriad of other challenges competing for their attention and threatening their bottom line. 
 


April 28, 2017  The Second Annual Women's Event!
J oin us April 28, 2017 
for our 2nd Annual Women's Event

We are excited to be teaming up again with Southern California HFMA 

We have a fabulous lineup of speakers and panelist.

Gentlemen, this isn't just for Women you are welcome too!

For information on 
Registration, Sponsorship, Hotels, Take the Train option and our Charity Raffle and Silent Auction, Please go to our Women's Event Information Page.  Want to share the news, please download our Women's Event Flyer

 

Early Bird Pricing now through April 1st.

A special thank you to our Sponsors:
Partner Level Sponsor
  • Gong Nash and Pasco
Silver Level Sponsors
  • Progressive Management System
  • Stephenson Aquisto and Colman
  • CBB/MBS
  • Freed Associates
  • Xtend Healthcare
Bronze Level Sponsor 
  • Toyon and Associates
National Webinars Coming up Next Week
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. 
  

Membership Callenge - We need your help!
NEWMEMBER  Help us meet our membership goal!.  We are over 80% to our membership goal and we would like to Challenge our San Diego Membership to help us make it to 100%.   You KNOW there's someone in your circle who could benefit by joining HFMA and  needs to come on board. 


 
Invite your colleagues - in hospitals, health plans, and physician practices - to join HFMA and earn great prizes as our way of saying "thanks".
  • 1-2 Recruits: Choose between HFMA 'swag' and a $25 Visa debit card
     
  • 3-4 Recruits: Receive a $100 Visa debit card and entry into a drawing for $1,000
     
  • 5+ Recruits: Receive a $150 Visa debit card and entry into a drawing for $2,500
     
  • Plus, for every member you recruit, you get a chance to win an Apple Watch Sport and a $5,000 grand prize ($3,000 cash and $2,000 donated to a charity of your choice).
How to Participate

To be eligible, recruits must list your name and ID number in the "sponsor" area when they sign up.  Join   online or contact HFMA's Member Services Team at 800/252-4362, extension 2.  You can also print and have them  fill out the Membership application and mail it in,
 
For more information visit: http://www.hfma.org/mgam/ 

Thank you for helping grow our Chapter!
 
 

 

March 15 - Preparing Your Occupational Mix Survey Webinar
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:00 pm
More info and to Register

March 20 - Why Training Your Current Coding Staff in CDIS Makes Good Financial Sense
Monday, March 20 2017 12:00 pm

March 30 - FREE Early Careerist HFMA Talks
Thursday March 30, 2017 12:30 - 6:30 p.m.

April 28 - Pursuing Your Passion, Second Annual  Women's Event Co-Hosted by HFMA Southern California and San Diego Imperial Chapters
Friday 8:30 - 3:30 p.m. Self Guided Tours 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
More info and to Register

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