Our goal is to provide quality education opportunities to our members!  To that end, we're working on several great live events along with numerous online education events.




Annual Accounting and Audit Update Conference


MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot

300 E Warwick Drive, Alma, Michigan 48801

Friday, January 25, 2019


FASB Update

What’s the FASB changing now?  The non-boring look into new/upcoming accounting changes.

SLIDES - 2019-01-25 GLC - HFMA Presentation


Valuation of AR

The emphasis of the discussion is on the AR valuation risks, how to mitigate them while getting through the process to close the books in 4 days.  We have over 40 hospitals using a standard model for AR valuation that has been proven over the years as highly accurate.  Trinity Health has never had an external audit finding related to our valuation of AR using these models.  In addition to valuing AR during the month-end close process, our Reimbursement Teams need to explain revenue variance to budget.  Trinity Health has robust analytics that break down variances to volumes, rate, payer mix and case mix, as well as down to service line and patient type analysis to identify trends and potential operational issues and/or opportunities for action.         

SLIDES - AR Valuation - HFMA Jan 2019


Fraud and Ethics

This is an interactive session with real-life forensic case studies.  Learn techniques used for detecting fraud red flags within accounting data and financial records.  Hear about the current trends and statistics surrounding occupational fraud and how it affects the industry you work in.



An overview of this software tool.

$50 for members, $65 others includes lunch

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For group registration, email the Group Workbook to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mail check. Registrations close at first 50 or January 21.


Annual Accounting and Audit Update Conference 


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Conference Announcements

Plan Year May 2018 thru April 2019


Annual Annual Golf Outing- Frankenmuth

Look forward to our annual golf outing on August 16th at the Fortress for a chance to network with peers, vendors and friends.


Annual Reimbursement Update- Traverse City

Look forward to a cost report university program and wine tour in September 28th at LakePointe on Westbay Rd. There will be a special Early Bird Breakfast for new members. This conference theme is cost reporting.


2018 Semester CAH Cost Report Review Presentation - Sept 28 Conference


2018 Semester PPS Cost Report Review Presentation - Sept 28 Conference


Michigan Hospital Association Reimbursement Changes Sept 28th Conference


UP Conference- Marquette

This event is put together special for our UP members who can’t always get to the lower, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. This one varies between spring and fall.


Annual Revenue Cycle Conference- Shanty Creek

This multi-topic event is put together by multiple chapters and includes a golf outing on September 19-21st.


Annual Fall Statewide Conference- St Johns

This multi-topic event is put together by multiple chapters and is held on October 29-30th at St Johns in Plymouth.


Women in Healthcare - Frankenmuth

This special event will be themed just for women on November 30th at the Brewery and just in time for the start of Christmas shopping.


Annual Auditing and Accounting Update - Alma

Look forward to our January 25th updates on FASB, GAAP and other alphabet rules and regs along with CEU’s available for fraud.


Annual Compliance Conference- Midland

Look forward to this conference in conjunction with the Dykema law firm in late March.


Annual Practice Management Conference- SVSU

Look forward to this physician’s practice oriented event in April 25th in conjunction with ACHE.






Annual Accounting Update,

Winter BBQ & Lasertag/Games

McLaren Bay’s Lincoln Center Lecture Hall

820 S Lincoln St

Bay City, MI

Friday, February 16, 2018



HFMA AA Update Presentation - 2.16.18 

HFMA Fraud Session - 2.16.18 

Breaking Bad 

2018 01 19 MRCA KT 

Healthcare FASB AA Update 


 Fall Conference and Winery Tour

Bluewater Hall

13424 S West Bay Shore Dr Traverse City, MI

Friday, October 13th, 2017



340B Drug Pricing - Don't Become an HRSA Statistic - Great Lakes HFMA 

101317 CF for Borrowers Presentation Maxwell

A Raymond HFMA Fall Conference PPT

ACHE-HFMA ABC's of Bond Ratings Fall Conference

HFMA ACHE Fall Confernece Presentation_Jerry Wordan

2017 10 Jason J MHA GL HFMA

Legal and Regulatory Concerns with Telemedicine Noller October 12 


Ability to Adapt to Change

Medicare, Medicaid MHA 4-28-2017

Strategies for Success In Today’s Marketplace



Early Careerist Event

Where: Saginaw Valley State University’s Ott Auditorium

7400 Bay Road

University Center, MI 48710

 When: Friday, April 28, 2017

Registration starting at 8:30, Event time 9:30-4:00

 Price: $10 Students & HFMA Members

$15 Non HFMA members

Price includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch!

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Raffles throughout the day including chances to win a $25 Visa Gift Card or an Apple Watch!

(Must be present to win)


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Registration ends April 21, 2017 so don’t delay!

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v  8:30 – Registration and Continental Breakfast

v  9:30 - Strategies for Success in Today’s Marketplace: presented by Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, President & CEO, HFMA

v  10:30 - State of the Industry Panel Discussion

v  11:30 – Lunch and Opportunity to Network

v  12:30 - “Achievement Now!” Success Characteristics: presented by Tyler Enslin, National Director of Direct Development Training

v  1:45 – Breakout Session Options (can select one)

o   Breakout Session #1 - Ability to Adapt to Change, how best to interview to achieve the desired candidate: presented by SVSU’s Marilyn Skrocki & Labor relations consultant Tim Quinn

o   Breakout Session #2 - Medicare, Medicaid and Health Finance/Policy in Michigan: presented by MHA’s Vickie Kunz

o   Breakout Session #3 – Effective Feedback: presented by Direct Development Training’s Tyler Enslin

v  2:45 – Career Progression Panel Discussion




Annual Accounting Update & Winter Social

McLaren Bay’s Lincoln Center Lecture Hall

820 S Lincoln St

Bay City, MI

Friday, January 27, 2017

 Registration 2017 Accounting Update

 AA presentation January 2017

Compliance Presentation for Revenue Cycle


Fraud Happens

Leaders as Teachers


Fall Reimbursement Update and Brewery Tour Bluewater Hall

13424 S West Bay Shore Dr

Traverse City, MI

Friday, September 23, 2016

Education 8:20 am to 2pm ET

Networking 2 pm to 6:30 pm ET

Fall Reimbursement Registration Form







Upper Peninsula Fall Conference
Holiday Inn, Marquette
1951 US Highway 41 West
Marquette, MI
Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:30 am to 4:00pm

UP Registration Form


2016 Michigan HFMA Spring Conference

Wednesday May 25, 2016 6:00 PM EDT
Friday May 27, 2016 12:00 PM EDT 

Conference and Golf Outing Registration Link 
Soaring Eagle Hotel and Casino Reservations Link



June 17, 2016 10:00 AM EDT
7 Things To Know To Improve Your Patient-Pay Collection Program

May 10, 2016 11:00 AM EDT
Medicare Share Savings Program: How it Works and How Participants are Performing

April 29, 2016 1:00 PM EDT

501(r) Requirements and examples from those that have implemented

April 27, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
How to Maximize Point of Service Collection in 2016

April 26, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
Using your POWER skills to analyze FD622's

April 13, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
Impact of a CDI program on VBP, PSIs, Readmissions, and HACs

April 04, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
Advanced Payment Models: Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement

March 29, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
Using your POWER skills to build a FD622 Table

 March 02, 2016 10:00 AM EST
Medicaid Eligibility
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February 25, 2016 12:00 PM EST

From Bricks and Mortar to New Models of Care Delivery
Info / Register 

January 29, 2016 12:00 PM EST
Creating Revenue Integrity Strategies for the Future
Info / Register 

December 16, 2015  11:00 AM EST
340B Mega Guidance - What Now?
Info / Register

December 1, 2015 2:00 PM EST
3 Critical Gaps CFOs Must Address Today
Info / Register

November 17, 2015 12:00PM EST
Medicare & Medicaid: Past, Present & Future
Info / Register  

November 09, 2015 10:00AM EST
Excel Macros
Info / Register 

November 06, 2015 10:00AM EST
Your 501r Check-In: With 60 Days To Go Are You Ready?
Info / Register 

October 21, 2015 12:00PM EDT
MVA, Worker's Compensation & 3rd Party Liability - Best Practice Review
Info / Register 

October 19-20, 2015
Michigan HFMA Fall Conference
Info / Register 

October 14, 2015 10:00AM EDT
Prescription Drug monitoring Program - Coming Soon you Your Hospital's EMR
Info / Register 

October 12, 2015 10:00AM EDT
Performing What If's in Excel
Info / Register

October 7-9, 2015
2015 MAHAP, MPAA, HFMA Event 
2015 MAHAP-MPAA-HFMA Conference Brochure 

September 16, 2015 - 11:00AM EDT
CDM - Streamlining and Charge Capture
Info / Register

September 10, 2015 - 12:00PM EDT
FY2016 Medicare Inpatient Final Rule
Info / Register

September 09, 2015 - 2:00PM EDT
Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks - Advanced Level
Info / Register

Also, Save the Date for these Live Events
Keep your eyes open for emails from Pam regarding additional webinars that will occur year-round.  Additionally, we are planning more live events that will include:
*   Technical Update - accounting, auditing, and tax
*   Strategic Improvements - strategic planning, operational or cost efficiencies, business planning, labor productivity, etc.
*   Young Careerists - a day for those new to the professional world



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.
Become a member today.

April 19

The 340B Drug Pricing Program: Challenges and Opportunities in 2016

April 21

Achieving the Analytics-Driven Revenue Cycle

April 26

Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Is Coming to a State Near You

April 28

Driving ROI with Improved Patient Experiences

May 11

Leveraging Data to Drive Results in Your Revenue Cycle

May 17

A Patient-Centered Approach to Reducing Clinical Supply Costs

May 24

Patient Financial Engagement and the Link to Payment & Satisfaction

May 26

Steps to Implement Patient-Centered Billing and Collection Best Practices

June 1

Commercial Audits: Managing Concurrent Reviews and Retrospective Denials

June 2

Focus on "Customers" and Increase Patient Satisfaction and Payments

June 8

Labor Strategies to Lower Cost and Improve Productivity

June 14

Pioneering a Rolling Forecast at Mission Health: Lessons Learned and Ways You Can Make the Case for Change

June 16

Understanding Medicare's Final FY 2017 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Rule


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2016 Accounting Education & Networking Event

January 29, 2016

Happy New Year Great Lakes HFMA Members and Associates!
The Program committee and our social networking committee have been busy during this holiday season putting together another awesome event for you!
The link below provides the details for both an educational session and a really FUN night of networking that even includes transportation to and from the event!  This year’s Education will include a couple of high demand topics including a session on Ethics and an Excel session!
Everyone that attended last year agreed, it was SO MUCH FUN and a GREAT atmosphere for networking.


Speaker Handouts

Excel Presentation Documents

HFMA SVSU Panel Discussion
3/22/16 4PM-6PM

September 25, 2015

Reimbursement Education Event and Wine Tour


 July 31, 2015 - 10:00AM EDT
131 Years of Paternalism - The Road Not Taken

Info / Register 

6/29/15 501r 4 - FAP - Learn the Requirements to Stay Compliant webinar


4/16/15 - 2-3PM EDT
Healthcare Cybersecurity: HIPAA Compliance Was Only the Beginning
Details and Registration

Friday, January 30 -   Double Your Score by getting winning education and enjoying an evening of fun at Dave & Buster's.  The day will begin with a seminar in Bay City, with a focus on technical updates - accounting & auditing, tax, and regulatory, including a session on 340B audits.  Immediately following, a bus will be available for transportation to the Social Networking Event at Dave & Buster's.  Last year was the first annual, and it proved to be a great opportunity to meet one another, reconnect with old friends, and enjoy.

340B Drug Program  

Tuesday, January 13 - Portals, the New Era of Healthcare Collaboration by Danielle Lydon, Framework MI, Inc.   Register Here  Data exchange is rapidly becoming more important in the healthcare market.  Explore the history, current market, and future of data exchange, and the importance of collaboration through discussion and samples.  Learn more about HIPAA considerations and other security measures.  Take back some simple steps to improve your organization's collaboration with trading partners. Download the Presentation Handout Here

Tuesday, January 6 - "Think Different" - An Introduction to Total Cost of Risk by Kelly Reed, LIC, PWCA from VAST   Register Here  This session will introduce the concept of total cost of risk, referencing bestselling business books and two case studies - The Medical University of South Carolina and The Risk Authority (Stanford University). It will also outline risk management theories of Enterprise Risk Management, ISO 3100, Total Cost of Risk, etc. Evaluate these theories on the basis of implementation effectiveness.  Attendees will explore utilization of processes referenced above by using the specific example of, "Data Breach | Cyber Liability."  And participants will receive white papers & tools for future use.

Other Chapter Activities


Check back often for registration and program details which will be posted soon!

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