SOURCE: Healthcare Financial Management Association

Healthcare Financial Management Association

May 21, 2015 12:19 ET

18 Revenue Cycle Award Winners Include First-Ever Awards for Physician Practices

WESTCHESTER, IL--(Marketwired - May 21, 2015) - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) announced the 2015 winners of the MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle, including seven hospital systems, seven individual hospitals, and four physician practices.

HFMA's MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle recognizes providers that have excelled in meeting industry standard revenue cycle benchmarks (MAP Keys), implemented the patient-centered recommendations and best practices embodied in HFMA's Healthcare Dollars & Sense™ initiatives, and achieved outstanding patient satisfaction. Award recipients are acknowledged as industry leaders and share proven strategies with their colleagues. More than 170 facilities began the application process for this year's award.

HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, said, "Congratulations to all of our MAP Award winners. Building a strong revenue cycle should go hand in hand with creating a better financial experience for patients, and these organizations demonstrate how to achieve that."

Drew Franklin, Director of Business & Revenue Strategies for ENT and Allergy Associates® (ENTA) headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., remarked, "We feel truly privileged and gratified to receive the 2015 MAP Award for High Performance. It memorializes the work of our practice to have become best-in-class in the business of medicine." Sue Gillies, Director of Central Billing Operations at ENTA, adds, "It is, frankly, the hard work of our team, coupled with the implementation of recognized best practices, that contributed to our candidacy for the MAP Awards."

Winners of the 2015 MAP Award for High Performance include the following organizations:

Winning hospital systems:

  • Baylor Scott & White - North Texas Division; Dallas
  • Geisinger Health System; Danville, Pa.
  • INTEGRIS Health; Oklahoma City
  • OhioHealth; Dublin, Ohio
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Service; Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Saint Francis Health System; Tulsa, Okla.
  • Virtua Health, Inc.; Marlton, N.J.

Winning individual hospitals:

  • Dallas County Hospital; Perry, Iowa
  • Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center; Tualatin, Ore.
  • Princeton Baptist Medical Center; Birmingham, Ala.
  • St. Luke's Hospital; Chesterfield, Mo.
  • Texas Health Resource - Alliance; Ft. Worth, Texas
  • Trinity Mother Frances Hospital; Tyler, Texas
  • The Valley Hospital; Ridgewood, N.J.

Winning physician practices:

  • ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP; Tarrytown, N.Y.
  • Geisinger Clinic; Danville, Pa.
  • St. Elizabeth Physicians; Crestview Hills, Ky.
  • Warren Clinic; Tulsa, Okla.

The award will be formally presented on June 22 at HFMA's 2015 National Institute in Orlando, Florida. The MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle physician practice award is sponsored by Healthcare Strategy Group.

About HFMA
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. For more information, visit hfma.org, hfma.org/mapawards, and hfma.org/dollars.

Contact Information

  • Karen Thomas
    Healthcare Financial Management Association
    (708) 492-3377
    kthomas@hfma.org