Volunteering for a committee is the best way to fully reap the rewards of membership. Through committee activities, you will be able to help shape educational initiatives and develop closer ties with your colleagues. To inquire about participation in a committee, click on a committee name below, and contact one of the committee chairs.
- PFS Forum
PFS Committee Responsibilities
To act as a resource in the area of Patient Financial Services.
To provide at least one educational program pertinent to patient accounting issues.
To facilitate peer interaction.
To act as an advisory group to all pertinent health care organizations and third party payers.
To encourage active participation in HFMA and to promote membership.
To publicize and encourage member participation in the CMPA exam.
To participate actively in the further development of the Patient Financial Services Profession.
Audit Committee Responsibilities
To determine the extent and nature of the audit procedures to be carried out annually on the Chapter's financial records, to arrange for such procedures to be conducted by an independent CPA, and to submit the resultant report to the Board of Directors. It is expected that the annual work will consist of an â€śagreed-upon proceduresâ€ť report.
To arrange for such other auditing procedures as the Board deems necessary.
To perform financial related projects as deemed necessary by the Treasurer and for the Board.
To review the financial internal controls of the Chapter's finances and making recommendations to the Board.
To update the administrative manual for consistent record keeping from year to year.
To work with the Treasurer to ensure all financial review and analysis required by National HFMA are completed within the required time frame.
To Provide opportunities for professional development and growth in the area of accounting
- Social Events/Awards/Logistics
Social Events/Awards/Logistics Committee Responsibilities
To support the President, Executive Committee, and the Board with board meetings.
To assist with the annual Board Retreat by coordinating site selection, contract negotiation, menu selection, and other general communication with the site facilities.
To assist with any other special events: organizing and coordinating hotel activities.
To work with the current President and President-Elect regarding the Annual Installation dinner; also to assist with any other special events that may be required in the current year.
To present candidates for the Chapter Medal of Honor to the Executive Committee.
To solicit nominees for the following awards: President's Award, Chapter Achievement Award, Committee Leadership Award, and the Chapter Award of Merit; compile the results for each award, and present them to the Executive Committee.
To working with the Chapter President to review nominees selected by the Newsletter Committee for the Author of the Year Award.
To perpetuate annual scholarships in the name of deserving or deceased members of our Chapter.
To select and obtain appropriate recognitions for Chapter Officers and Committee Members, as well as other awards and recognition gifts as requested by the Officers or Board of Directors.
- Compliance Forum
Compliance Forum Responsibilities
To serve as a resource in the area of Healthcare Compliance.
To provide educational programs to the Chapter in the area of Healthcare Compliance.
To provide educational programs, forums, and opportunities for increased knowledge about the interpretation and implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
To serve as support and a resource to the National HFMA Compliance Forum.
To coordinate with the California Healthcare Association, the Southern California and Imperial Chapters of HFMA, and other associations on compliance issues.
To serve as a networking forum for members of the committee and others in the compliance field.
Sponsorship Committee Responsibilities
To assist the Board of Directors in the implementation of the Chapter's corporate partnership program, including the participation and recognition of corporate sponsors in Chapter educational programs and other activities.
- Finance Forum
Finance Forum Responsibilities
The goal of the Financial Forum is to develop interaction between healthcare financial professionals for the exchange of ideas and concepts, for addressing contemporary issues, and to encourage and mentor others within the healthcare financial field.
- Founders Award
Founders Award Committee Responsibilities
To quantify member involvement and participation by utilization of a point system. The Follmer, Reeves, and Muncie Founder's Awards are part of a merit-rating plan in which specific activities performed by Chapter members are assigned differing point values. Upon accumulation of the required point totals for each of the awards, a personalized, inscribed plaque is presented to a Chapter member at a special chapter meeting. Typically, this is the Annual Institute held each fall in Monterey.
To accurately record each member's earned points based upon attendance at educational programs and performing chapter services such as serving as an officer, director, committee chairperson, or committee member.
- Managed Care Forum
Managed Care Forum Responsibilities
The Managed Care Committee is comprised of individuals with a shared interest in HMOs, PPOs, and networks of Providers, including physicians, hospitals, and ancillary services. This committee's responsibilities are as follows:
To provide opportunities for professional development and growth, including peer interaction, for the diverse Chapter membership.
To plan the content and speakers for HFMA's Fall Managed Care Conference.
To communicate information within the committee as well as the Chapter as a whole.
To encourage active participation and promote membership to HFMA.
- Joint Fall Conference
Joint Fall Conference Responsibilities
To plan and coordinate the annual Managed Care Symposium, which is a joint venture with the Southern California Chapter and National HFMA. Task Force membership consists of representatives of the Managed Care Committee, IPA/Medical Group Committee, and HCNCC, in addition to other key Chapter leaders.
Stephen Thompson, FHFMA
Membership Committee Responsibilities
The four primary objectives of membership administration are: member recruitment and promotion, member renewal and retention, member advancement, and member services. Other specific responsibilities are:
To plan and implement recruiting and promotional activities for new membership. Increased membership strengthens our chapter and gives each of us a vested interest in asking our peers who are not currently members to join.
To contact each hospital in the Chapter area that has no members and promote HFMA.
To develop a list of healthcare providers other than hospitals such as nursing homes, HMOs, and ambulatory care centers, and promote HFMA.
To use the member profiles, which are provided by National HFMA, to profile current membership and determine where marketing efforts could be best directed.
To seek co-sponsoring Chapter meetings with other related healthcare groups or associations.
To display membership brochures and applications at all Chapter meetings and programs.
To conduct at least one new member campaign through the use of direct mail or telemarketing techniques.
To encourage members to qualify for and become advance members.
To identify and facilitate new member services.
To publish a Chapter Membership Handbook, including names and addresses of members and other important HFMA National and Chapter information, to be delivered to members by the 10 th of November each year.
To survey the membership to determine how their needs and expectations can best be served by the Chapter. The results will be summarized and presented to Chapter members and leaders.
- Programs Committee
- Spring Conference
- Professional Excellence
Professional Excellence Committee Responsibilities
To provide recommendations to the Board of Directors for increasing the professional excellence of individual members through the advancement of chapter members into the Fellowship and CHFP categories.
To promote continuing education and professional growth of each Chapter member.
To encourage and support the members to apply for advanced membership in HFMA.
- Region 11 Conference
Region 11 Conference
The Region 11 Committee supports the joint venture of HFMA Chapters in Region 11 to plan the annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Activities of the Committee include program development, sponsorship solicitation, and administrative support for this major HFMA educational program.
News Committee Responsibilities
To produce monthly editions of â€śOver the Edge Brief,â€ť the newsletter for Northern California Chapter members. This publication will include articles written by the Chapter members on late-breaking news items and subjects of interest to the healthcare industry. It also provides activities and accomplishments of the committees.
To maintain a steady flow of information to the Chapter members in order to promote participation in the organization.