Education & Events

We strive to bring the New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter HFMA members educational seminars that address current issues and are presented by renowned healthcare speakers. Our meetings are usually monthly (except in the summer) and are normally held at various locations in order to better serve our New Hampshire and Vermont members. Click here for a current Education Calendar FY18.

Below you will find the brochure and registration form for our most current educational seminars.

Recorded Webinars: Please refer to our Recorded Webinar page under the Education and Events tab for previously recorded chapter educational webinars.

Upcoming events

    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    WEBINAR
    Know Your HFMA Chapter - HFMA 101

    Program Objective:Who Should Attend: With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Our mission is to lead the financial management of health care.

    At the chapter, regional, and national level, HFMA helps healthcare finance professionals meet the challenges of the modern healthcare environment by:

    • Providing education, analysis, and guidance.
    • Building and supporting coalitions with other healthcare associations to ensure accurate representation of the healthcare finance profession.
    • Educating a broad spectrum of key industry decision makers on the intricacies and realities of maintaining fiscally healthy healthcare organizations.
    • Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders to improve the healthcare industry by identifying and bridging gaps in knowledge, best practices, and standards

    Locally, the NH/VT and Maine chapters of HFMA are the leading professional resources for financial managers in all healthcare settings. The chapters serve and represent their members by:

    • Supporting professional development opportunities through educations, certification, information and peer interaction.
    • Promoting the understanding of healthcare finance and economics.
    • Establishing and promoting the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.

    In this Webinar, we will provide an overview of the organization and highlight HFMA both local and national HFMA initiatives. We will present:

    • An overview of the organization
    • Current HFMA initiatives
    • Member benefits and resources
    • Local education areas of focus
    • Local networking opportunities
    Who Should Attend: CFOs, revenue cycle professionals, controllers and finance and clinical professionals. Anyone interested in learning more about HFMA is encouraged to attend!

    Click below for registration link:
    http://www.cvent.com/d/c5qbzp
    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    WEBINAR
    Introduction to Social Media for
    Healthcare Professionals

    Program Objective: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter—what are they, and what use are they to a healthcare finance professional? This webinar will review the steps for creating accounts, the language and terms associated with these social media tools, and the best practices for each channel. You’ll also have an opportunity to see how they can be put to good use at conferences or other events as well as finding some key HFMA contacts to connect with on-line and what the NH-VT HFMA Chapter has to offer on Social Media.

    Who Should Attend: Professionals interested in learning the tools of Social Media!

    Click below for registration link:
    http://www.cvent.com/d/p5qt9w

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    WEBINAR
    Patient Access Strategies That Improve the
    Patient Experience: Transforming People, Processes and Technology

    Program Objective: In the new patient access landscape, healthcare organizations need a patient experience strategy that covers multiple touch points, from scheduling and registration through financial counseling and Medicaid eligibility. This webinar will share the key steps to building a comprehensive program that enhances the patient experience. You will learn about the changes happening in front office revenue cycle operations and how they impact the patient experience. The webinar will cover an array of tactics aimed at improving the patient experience, such as how to develop an express registration process using tablets and how to create a "meeting-in-a-box" toolkit for managers that focuses on patient experience activities. The webinar will also explore the concept of people and processes vs. technology, as well as the role of biometrics, behavioral screening, enterprise education, right staffing, and leadership rounding in creating a strong, high-touch experience.

    What You Will Learn:

    • Learn the key steps in creating a patient access program that improves the patient experience at every touch point, from scheduling to financial counseling.
    • Determine your readiness—people, processes and technology—for rolling out a patient experience strategy across revenue cycle operations.
    • Learn proven tactics for preparing patient access leaders and staff to deliver an exceptional patient experience.
    Who Should Attend:

    CFOs, Revenue Cycle Professionals, Controllers and Finance Professionals

    Click below for registration link:
    http://www.cvent.com/d/t5qrtd

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Marriott Courtyard/Grappone Center, Concord, NH
    Annual Healthcare Reimbursement Update
    Marriott Courtyard/Grappone Center
    Concord, NH
    September 28, 2017


    This year’s program includes:

    Please join us for the annual full-day conference devoted to reimbursement topics in healthcare. This year's conference includes updates from the Regional Medicare Administrative Contractor, National Government Services (NGS) and an HFMA update. This program will provide valuable insight into the 340B Pharmacy Program and provider-based entity reimbursement. Updates to the cost report forms will be presented by Health Financial Services (HFS). Join us for a comprehensive day of healthcare reimbursement topics, sure to benefit all!

    At this conference you will receive excellent, live educational sessions on a variety of reimbursement topics facing healthcare providers today. The sessions will provide information in reimbursement topics important in managing day-to-day operations in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

    Following the education program, the Social Committee has arranged an "Escape Room Adventure" networking event in Concord, NH.

    Who Should Attend:
    Designed for CFOs, Reimbursement, Financial Strategy, Compliance, Healthcare Finance, Government Relations and Revenue Cycle Professionals

    Non-HFMA members are always welcome!

    Click below for registration link:
    http://www.cvent.com/d/l5qhwy

    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    SAVE THE DATE
    WEBINAR

    An Introduction to Using Public Data for
    Hospital Cost Benchmarking

    Program Objective: Medicare Cost Reports are a great resource for simple benchmarking, but they’re not easy to use. This session covers how to get started, where to find data, how it is organized and the tools needed. By the end of the case study, attendees should be able to manage their own simple benchmarking projects.

    By Attending this Session You Will Learn:

    • How to get started with Medicare Cost Report benchmarking, including where to find data and how it is organizated.
    • What tools and resources are needed and available to conduct simple benchmarking projects.
    • Ways to make projects less difficult, and things to watch for in project development.
    Key Takeaways from this Webinar:
    • An understanding of how Medicare Cost Report data is structured and where files are located.
    • How to identify the cost report elements needed and how Optum calculates financial ratios using various data elements.
    • A case study of how to conduct a project. Additionally, attendees can receive a current copy of hospital cost reports loaded in a Microsoft Access database along with Medicare’s current cost report descriptions.
    Who Should Attend:

    CFOs, Reimbursement Professionals, Controllers and Finance Professionals

    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    SAVE THE DATE
    WEBINAR

    How Do You Do This in Excel

    Program Objective: How do you get from your house to the store? Do you walk? Ride a bike? Drive a car? All of these methods will get you there, but, some are faster than others. The same is true in Excel. There are often several ways to accomplish any given task in Excel. But, not all options provide the same efficiency. For example, let’s say you need to compute a report subtotal, such as the fixed assets subtotal. How do you do this in Excel? Do you use the SUM function? If so, it may surprise you to learn that there is a more efficient option. In this session, we’ll examine several common Excel tasks and then discuss our options.
    • 09 Jan 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    SAVE THE DATE
    WEBINAR

    Mapping Tables

    Program Objective: When you need a report that your accounting system doesn’t provide, you probably turn to Excel to create the report. In this session, we will explore the features, functions, and techniques needed to help automate these types of reports. For example, you want to export a trial balance and you want Excel to pull the values into the proper lines in a balance sheet, even when the labels are different and even when many accounts need to roll up to a single report line. By the end of the session, you’ll learn how to structure your reporting workbook so that your Excel formulas automatically summarize the exported accounting system data.
    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    SAVE THE DATE
    WEBINAR

    Pivot Tables Part 1

    Program Objective: In this session, we’ll explore the fundamentals of creating PivotTable reports. We’ll examine the report layout areas and how to update source data. We’ll also examine report layout options so that you can obtain just the right formatting and structure for your report. We’ll talk about how to group your report into monthly columns and how to filter PivotTables as well. By the end of the session, you’ll understand how to create basic PivotTable reports.
    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    SAVE THE DATE
    WEBINAR

    Transform Data Without Formulas or Macros

    Program Objective: If you haven’t played with the Get & Transform commands in Excel 2016 for Windows, they are probably worth checking out. Formerly available as the Power Query add-in, the Get & Transform tools built-in to Excel 2016 for Windows are incredibly powerful. At a high level, they enable us to retrieve data from a variety of sources and prepare it for use as needed. These tools provide new ways to approach tasks that were previously manual and time-consuming. In this session, we’ll apply these tools to several common tasks, including flattening data, splitting and combining columns, formatting data, unpivoting summarized data, and combining several csv exports. If you frequently export/import data from one system to another, you will want to understand how to use a Get & Transform query to streamline your work.
    • 13 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    SAVE THE DATE
    WEBINAR

    Excel Budget Ideas

    Program Objective: Budget methods are the key to allowing department managers to prepare their budget in Excel efficiently. A budget method may be, for example, spread prior year actuals or match prior year actuals, or match prior year actuals less 10%. In this webcast, we’ll explore how to allow the users to pick a budget method from a drop down list for each account, and then have Excel perform different math depending on the budget method selected. We use several features and functions at the same time to accomplish this, including data validation and a combination of functions. Even if you are not involved in the budgeting process, the underlying features and functions discussed have a wide range of uses.
    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    SAVE THE DATE
    WEBINAR

    The Two Most Important Excel Functions
    for Accountants

    Program Objective: We’ll discuss two Excel functions that provide incredible efficiency to accountants. One has been around for decades and is often cited as the most popular Excel function. It is the VLOOKUP function. VLOOKUP is indeed a favorite of many accountants. After exploring the details of VLOOKUP, we’ll examine a relatively new alternative. We’ll compare these two functions and see which performs lookup tasks more effectively. It will be a competition, an epic battle between two of the most important Excel functions. Who will win?

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