Nestled in the smoky mountains of Gatlinburg, TN, The Park Vista was host to the 2019 TN HFMA Fall Institute. Pam Jones and Amanda Hoffmeister were co-chair of the event. Attendees gave back in two ways: giving blood and/or donating broken or used crayons for The Crayon Initiative. 19 individuals gave blood saving 57 lives. 22.3 pounds of crayons were collected. The traditional Kurt Swersky Memorial BBQ was held at Mynatt Park where attendees enjoyed bbq, bluegrass and friends. Special thanks to Wakefield and Associates for hosting the bbq. Casino Night with Cupcakes and Cocktails hosted by ApprioHealth followed the bbq. Guests played their hand at blackjack, roulette and craps. Education was the winner with topics ranging from denials, revenue cycle and financial toxicity. Tina Minnick, TN HFMA President opened the institute with awards followed by HFMA's Aaron Crane who gave an update from the Association. University of Tennessee All-American and Denver Broncos Pro-bowler, Al Wilson wrapped up the sessions with a message on leadership. To view presentations from the event visit tnhfma.org/fall-institute
The TN HFMA chapter is proud to announce the following award recipients.
Ira M. Lane Award : (2018), Kathryn Topper
C. Henry Hottum Award: (2018), Buffy Loveday, CRCR
Medal of Honor: (2018), Guice Smith
TN HFMA Spring Institute features installation of 2018-2019 Chapter Officers and Board of Directors.pdf
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Speaker: Pete Thompson
Deck: Downloads Slides (PDF)
Summary: As the prevalence of high deductibles and self-pay accounts increases, healthcare providers are evaluating new ways to work with consumers and ensure optimal recovery of patient pay. As a best practice, some healthcare organizations use a HFMA Peer Reviewed ROI Value Model to uncover patient pay improvement opportunity, in conjunction with an optimized revenue cycle workflow. In this session, learn how patient pay and consumerism are affecting healthcare organizations, and how they’re benefiting by creating a financially oriented consumer-centric care model.
Take Away: The importance of the Occupational Mix Survey and its implications.
Speaker Biography: Mr. Thompson has been focused on patient pay for more than a decade. He joined ClearBalance in 2004 and has served in myriad client program performance roles, including management of the funding department and director of client services. As senior solutions architect, Pete is responsible for client solution design, including financial modeling and ROI analysis. He also counsels prospective and current clients about their revenue cycle workflow to drive optimal results from the ClearBalance program. Pete is involved in client implementation to ensure all benefits are translated from paper to practice. Before ClearBalance, Pete was a senior analyst with Cardinal Health..
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Intermediate
Advanced Preparation: None
CPE Hours:1.0 Hours CPE
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Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00 a.m. (CST)/12:00 p.m. (EST)/
Speaker: Linda Corley
Summary: Two healthcare reimbursement themes have taken center stage for 2017 — “pay for performance” and “proof of revenue integrity.” These interconnected clinical and financial requirements highlight the need for compliant processes that support collaboration of all hospital staff members. And, while the regulatory guidance is generally well-known, the structural and operational “how-to’s” for achieving clinical and financial joint performance outcomes are proving more difficult to define and implement. This missing structure for optimizing the new payment methodologies brings about a need for understanding and developing compliant “change management” strategies. Even though healthcare is experiencing its fifth year of value-based payment, many providers are still attempting to capture optimum cash utilizing outdated patient care management, charge capture, coding and billing processes and evaluation through misaligned performance metrics. This session will present practical and proven best practice revenue cycle leadership job roles and team member operational work flows to meet the challenges of 2017 compliant reimbursement.
Preparing Your Occupational Mix Survey
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Speaker: K. Michael Webdale Jr.
Slide Deck: Downloads Slides (PDF)
Video: View on YouTube
Summary: The occupational mix survey must be submitted to CMS every three years by IPPS hospitals. Using calendar 2016 salaries, the next survey’s deadline is July 3, 2017 and the data will affect the wage index for FFY 2019 through 2021.
Take Away: The importance of the Occupational Mix Survey and its implications.Speaker Biography:Mr. Webdale has calculated and projected area wage indices from annual CMS updates, trained wage index seminar participants and provided assistance to hospitals filing appeals with the fiscal intermediaries and CMS. Mr.Webdale has served as the Project Manager of the Occupational Mix Survey Program for numerous hospitals and hospital associations, analyzing hospitals’ Occupational Mix and support data and preparing survey forms (CMS10079) and support documentation packages.
Delivery Method:Group Internet Based
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