Fall Education Conference

The preliminary agenda for our 2019 Virginia-DC HFMA Fall Education Conference is almost ready! Watch close for what we have planned in…

Virginia Beach, September 18-20, 2019

Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities will be made available soon.

Featuring another special event (planning still in development):

Call for Speakers

We are always accepting Call for Speakers proposals. While the deadline for our fall event has passed, feel free to make a proposal for a webinar or for our spring event in Richmond, March 2020.

Submit a Call for Speakers Form today!

Fall 2019 proposal schedule deadlines:

  • Feb 15, 2019 – Complete Call for Speakers (CFS) proposal
  • Feb 22, 2019 – Preliminary materials due. In no way do these have to represent final detail, but only serve for our committee to evaluate content as meaningful for members. Send draft PowerPoint slides or .pdf of proposed content to education@vadchfma.org. May be submitted when completing the CFS form.
  • Mar 1, 2019 – Selected speakers notified
  • Mar 8, 2019 – Biographies, final Session Abstract and Learning Objectives due from selected speakers.
  • Jul 12, 2019 – Speakers complete event registration (complimentary) and book hotel within group block (provider-employed speakers receive 1 complimentary night stay transferred from your reservation).
  • Aug 28, 2019 – Final materials due

Proposals including provider-based presenters are given priority. When including case study examples, consider inviting provider to participate as a co-presenter.

Topics of Interest

Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Accounting Updates – General
  • Accounting issues and standards
    • related to changing payment models (ex. bundled payments, value based, risk)
    • case study of implementations (ex. FASBs new revenue recognition standard)
  • Accounts Receivable Valuation Methodologies
  • Forecasting and Budgeting Methods
  • Rating Agency Discussions
  • Synthetic Advance Refunding and Taxable Financing Options
  • Variance Analysis and Reporting and Capital Evaluation

Finance and Business Strategy

  • Balancing Clinical Quality and Financial Stewardship
  • Building Provider, Community and Health Plan Collaboration
  • Communicating Industry and Financial Information to Clinical, Community and Other Leaders
  • Controlling Drug and Supply Expenses or Other Successful Cost Cutting Strategies
  • Emerging Business and Financial Growth Strategies
  • Identifying Strategic Investment Opportunities in Population Health
  • Investment Management Strategies
  • Key Performance Indicators and Dashboard Development Best Practices
  • Payer Diversification Strategies
  • Strategies for Investing in Innovation

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

  • 340B Drug Discount Program
  • Completing Form 990/990T
  • Payment Reforms Rewarding Value (Pop Health, ACOs, Alternative Payment Models, Bundle Payments, including case studies)

Operations Management

  • Performance Improvement Initiatives and Best Practices for Developing Productivity Standards

Payment, Reimbursement, and Managed Care

  • Cost Reporting and Reimbursement Updates – Medicare and Medicaid
  • Managed Care Contracting Tools and Techniques
  • Health Plan/Provider Contracting, Coordination, and Efficiency Strategies
  • Health Plan Challenges Deconstructed for Providers
  • Health Plan Perspectives to Improve Slow/Denied Payments

Revenue Cycle

  • Consumerism in the Revenue Cycle
  • Denials and Payment Variance Management Best Practices
  • ED Technical Coding and Charge Capture
  • Pre-Service/Front End Collections or Pricing Transparency
  • Prior Authorization and Referral Strategies with Policy and Process
  • Provider Based Billing
  • Revenue Cycle Efficiency Improvement Strategies

Technology

  • New Technologies, IT Systems and Tech Engagement Models
  • Data Governance Best Practices and Standardization
  • Use of Automation and Technology to Digitally Engage Patients

Physicians

  • Compliance Matters Specific to Physician Practices
  • Evaluating Physician Financial Performance
  • Physician Alignment/Integration and/or Joint Ventures
  • Physician Contracting and RVUs

Career-Related

  • Intro to Healthcare Finance and Early-Careerist Topics
  • Developing Leadership and Talent for the Future