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

    • 20 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Modifiers Impact on the Revenue Cycle


    Goals of the presentation are for a comprehensive understanding of all the denials occur in the revenue cycle surrounding misuse or non-use of modifiers. It can have a negative impact on the revenue cycle, but misuse can also have compliance implications. Many modifiers impact pricing and can be closely monitored by payers, so understanding of the impact is key to accurate reimbursement. 

    Brief Outline of the Presentation: 
    • Establish Objectives
    • Overview of the need for modifiers
    • Review of the most common modifiers (particularly modifiers that impact reimbursement)
    • Review of most common denials related to modifiers
    • Documentation requirements for modifiers
    • Understanding how modifiers can impact reimbursement and the compliance risk they can expose if not used correctly
    • Wrap up 
    Learning Objectives: 
    • Understand the appropriate use of modifiers
    • Understand denials related to modifier use
    • Know both the risk of over utilization or inappropriate use of modifiers
    • Understand the risk of appropriate reimbursement if modifiers are not reported accurately. 
    Targeted Audience: 

    Revenue Cycle, Coding, CFO, Physician Office staff, Physicians

    Click below for registration link:
    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 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?

    Click below for registration link:
    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Wellington Room, Portsmouth, NH

    Come celebrate the accomplishments of our latest Founders Medal of Honor Inductees the night before our Chapter’s Annual Meeting being held this year in Portsmouth, NH.The Founders Medal of Honor was started in 1986 and is conferred by nomination of the Chapter Board of Directors. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has been actively involved in HFMA for at least three years after earning the Muncie Gold Award, has provided significant service at the chapter, regional and/or national level in at least two of those years.

    This dinner will be a relaxed and entertaining setting for guests to enjoy some fine dining at a reasonable cost.Dinner will include 3 courses (starters, entrée, and dessert) and will allow time for networking and conversation.As part of the Medal of Honor Dinner, we are planning for a friendly “roast” of our honorees and will have a few guests on hand speaking on behalf of our honorees.

    Our restaurant for the evening is The Wellington Room in Portsmouth, NH.Located blocks from the Harborside Sheraton (location of the Annual Meeting), The Wellington Room offers an intimate dining room where guests enjoy some of the best food in Portsmouth and have fantastic cocktails. The Wellington Room offers seasonally inspired menus which change

    The Dinner is limited to 36 attendees so please register early in order to confirm.

    Many thanks to BerryDunn for Sponsorship of this event!

    Click here for registration link:

    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 23 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH
    NH-VT Chapter Annual Meeting
    March 22-23, 2018

    This year’s NH-VT HFMA Annual Meeting is designed to give you practical take-aways, whether you are new in your career or a seasoned finance member looking for a fresh idea. The program is focused on practical topics and updates important to health care finance and your leadership role within your organization.

    You will learn:

    Day 1

    • Strategic Planning: How to bring this to the department level for engagement throughout the organization
    • A look into rural provider performance and population health status
    • How to optimize reimbursement through customizing the patient experience
    • Legislative updates by our national and state hospital association representatives
    • A special program by Good To-Go
    • Networking event at the Portsmouth Brewery

    Day 2 (half-day)

    • The Power of One, by HFMA 2017-2018 National Board Chair, Carol Friesen
    • Your choice of two separate educational tracks focused on hot topics in either Accounting/ Auditing or Revenue Cycle

    All Early Careerist Chapter HFMA members in attendance will be entered into a raffle to receive a free registration to the HFMA Annual Conference in Las Vegas for June 2018!

    Click below for registration link:

    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH

    Please join us for our next Social Event at The Portsmouth Brewery on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6-8pm. The Portsmouth Brewery, New Hampshire’s original brewpub, has been serving great food and outstanding handcrafted beers in a friendly, lively atmosphere since 1991. The Portsmouth Brewery was voted 2017’s Best After-Work Bar (Seacoast) and Best Business Lunch (Seacoast) by NH Business Review readers.

    Our Event is renting out The Jimmy Lapanza Lounge located inside the Portsmouth Brewery. The Jimmy Lapanza Lounge is the lounge you wish you had in your house. With exclusive beers on tap and a shuffleboard table, the lounge will provide a relaxed setting after the First Day of the Annual Meeting to network with other HFMA members. A buffet style catering will be provided free of charge for those looking for a bite to eat.

    The dress is casual. Please email Eric Walker at to RSVP. Last minute check-ins are okay, too.

    Free to all HFMA members and attendees of the Chapter's Annual Meeting.
    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Sky Meadow Country Club, Nashua, NH
    Women Matter: Leading the Journey

    Join accomplished women leaders for a day of learning, fun, and networking! Expert presenters will share their ideas and practical experience to help participants develop knowledge and skills necessary for success in today’s challenging work environment. Speakers and topics in our third annual Women in Leadership Educational Program include:

    • Sherry Deutschmann - The Power of “No”
    • Sandra Pinette – You, Inc.: Building Your Personal Brand
    • Patrick O’Malley - Using Social Media to Build Your Professional and Leadership Brand
    • Gerri King - Facilitating Generational and Stylistic Differences

    A unique networking session will immediately follow the Educational Program.

    This Program is designed for current and future women leaders. HFMA members and non-members are encouraged to attend, and there will be special rates offered for the first 15 early careerists who register!

    Registration information coming soon!

    • 03 May 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Executive Court Hotel & Conference Center, Manchester, NH
    HFMA's Inaugural FQHC Conference
    The Executive Court Hotel & Conference Center
    Manchester, NH
    May 3, 2018

    Program Objectives:

    Affordable educational opportunities for finance professionals in Community Health Centers (CHC) in New England are limited. The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) chapters in New England have developed this conference to specifically address a wide range of topics of value for the Finance, Billing and Front-End staff of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providers. This Conference includes three tracks, Finance, Billing and Front-End with topics specific to each track and to include:

    • Building an effective partnership between the front and back ends of the revenue cycle team
    • Effective use of dashboards and KPI’s – Let the data tell the story
    • Importance of the Medicare Cost Report for the FQHC
    • 340B Drug Program update
    • On-site visit hot spots
    • FQHC billing for behavioral health services
    • Effective tools for increasing point of service collections
    • Turning denials into dollars
    • Compliance considerations
    • Registration process and the CHC screen
    • Key elements in educating your board about FQHC’s
    • Accounting for deferred revenue and restricted net assets
    • Characteristics of a quality financial/clinical partnership

    Presenting on these topics is an assembly of subject matter experts in their respective fields.

    Who Should Attend: Controllers, Billing Managers and Staff, and Front-end staff

    Non-HMFA members are always welcome.

    Click below for registration link:

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