HFMA2022 meeting will return face-to-face in two years

To Jonathan WickVP Healthcare Insights, FinThrive
twitter: @Fin_Thrive

The 2022 HFMA Annual Conference was recently held in Denver, Colorado. It was the HFMA annual conference since 2019, and I was able to feel the enthusiasm of the participants. This year’s conference focused on cost-effectiveness initiatives for healthcare and featured industry-wide healthcare leaders. It was great to meet face to face and learn from the best people in the industry. Below are my key points from the meeting.

Attendance at Mend

Attendance at this year’s HFMA Annual Conference was very high and was slightly less busy than the typical HFMA conference in the pre-pandemic world. Among the participants and exhibitors who worked together but had never met before this conference, were impressed and among those who could see the familiar faces of colleagues with whom they had worked for many years. Was excited. Participants also enjoyed building networks and learning more about the industry.

The briefings, staff, and overall atmosphere were great, but being able to see people hugging, laughing, and connecting made this conference really special.

Meaningful briefing session

If the atmosphere was great, the briefing wasn’t out of the ordinary. HFMA did a great job in the lineup and all participants left these sessions with new insights and takeaways. Includes some of my favorites:

  1. Keynote speaker, Dr. Neuwirth of Atrium Health I held a meeting. Dr. Neuwirth discussed two main themes.
    • Theme 1: Need to restructure healthcare:
      Challenge the status quo is essential to improve our healthcare system as it is not functioning. Dr. Neuwirth also added that despite being one of the world’s most well-funded healthcare systems, with the best people in the United States, the latest technology, and some of the poorest results and health inequalities in the world. I said I have it.
    • Theme 2: Transition from “good things” to “must do”:
      The only way to correct poor health is to prioritize what is right. Doing the right thing consists of making the patient feel personally listening to and adapting to their care.
  2. Keynote Speaker, DJ Vanas, Native American Thought Leader and Motivational Speaker Manage health care through internal warriors by protecting our tribe (our team), managing our resources (patients, reimbursement, payers) and fostering the joy of reducing burnout. We talked about that.
  3. Payer-provider collaboration session featuring John Yount and Jamie Davis from Banner Health We discussed the need for collaboration across revenue cycle management and the need to share data to reduce task duplication and produce better results for patients, providers, and payers.

Shed light on common problems

One of the areas where HFMA excels is to take the time to tackle problems that often plague systems. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Labor
  • Patient financial experience
  • Payer relationship
  • Value-based care

These themes aren’t new in the healthcare arena, but many moves were made at this year’s conference. There was an example of where to start and how important it is to move. Not only was value-based care possible, but there was also great recognition and consensus that it was essential for long-term success. The COVID-19 pandemic reveals how fragile and broken the U.S. healthcare system is... You can no longer duplicate what you had before. Instead, you should try to create something better.

The 2022 HFMA Annual Conference was truly special. It was hard for us all in the industry to get together, learn, connect and celebrate. It is our responsibility to ensure that lucky people working in this industry have the opportunity to form the healthcare system in the United States and the care that patients of different backgrounds want from our loved ones. It reminded me of something. receive. HFMA2022 meeting will return face-to-face in two years

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