SOURCE: Healthcare Financial Management Association

Healthcare Financial Management Association

July 14, 2015 13:57 ET

Newly Revamped Healthcare Certification Is Launched

WESTCHESTER, IL--(Marketwired - July 14, 2015) - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has updated its Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) Program to reflect a broader range of business and financial skills. The new CHFP designation is geared toward clinical and health plan leaders as well as finance professionals, including both experienced leaders and those who are new to the field.

"HFMA's goal is to build a broad understanding of healthcare finance together with leadership skills, business acumen, practical knowledge, and a collaborative spirit -- skills essential for succeeding in today's environment," said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "Healthcare leaders in all sectors will require a deep understanding of the new financial realities that reflect an integrated delivery system with the complexities of the provider, payer, and physician perspectives intertwined."

The realigned CHFP includes two online learning modules that highlight the shift from volume to value in care delivery and features coursework on the intersection among financial data, clinical decision-making, and health plan activities. The certification exam is self-administered online through HFMA.

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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.

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Contact Information

  • Karen Thomas
    Healthcare Financial Management Association
    (708) 492-3377