January 31, 2014



Carlos Ramirez




73% of Medical and Health Service Managers are Female 
Men and Women are encouraged 
to learn from some of the
most powerful Women 
in the industry!

Featured Keynote Speaker
Former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

Friday, April 25, 2014
The Driskill Hotel
Austin, TX



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FHFMA Certification
Why Certify?

HFMA's CHFP (Certified Healthcare Financial Professional) Becoming certified distinguishes you a leader as well as a role model in the healthcare finance community. 
Earning the CHFP credential enhances your credibility, supports your professional development, demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field, and 
validates your skills and knowledge.

HFMA SOUTH TEXAS CHAPTER'S $1800 Investment in You!
  • 8 HOURS OF WEBINAR TUTORIAL from 12:00-2:00 pm on:  November 8.
  • Additional webinar/live pay as you go lunches with guest speakers who have experience in the areas tested on November 22 from 12:00-2:00 pm at locations around San Antonio TBD.
  • 8 TOTAL CPEs from the primary webinar tutorials


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President's Message 


Tammie Galindez, 

Dir. Client Mgmt.




First and foremost-Happy New Year to you and your families! I hope that 2014 holds opportunity and success for each one of you. 

I continue to be surprised at how quickly time flies. We are midway through our fiscal year and there continues to be a frenzy of activity. Not only are we busy finishing up certification initiatives and program planning but, believe it or not, we are also busy planning for our next year. That includes identifying individuals to fill next year's leadership roles, coordinating strategic initiatives and always continuing to look back and learn. I have two specific items to share with you.
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Equipment Financing & the Affordable Care Act 

ACA: Potential or Peril for Equipment Financing
Written by Jim Tempio 
Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) is still in the early stages of implementation, it has already begun to drive changes within the health care field. Providers and insurers are working to implement the required changes, the outcomes of which will not be clear for several years. Health care organizations are proceeding carefully, uncertain of how the ACA will ultimately affect them. However, despite the ambiguity, it seems certain that increased regulation will mean increased equipment leasing needs, particularly in information management.

Preparing for the Taper

How Changes of Fed Stimulus May Impact Nonprofit Portfolios 


Written by William M. Courson

After more than five years, the Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) announced on Dec. 18, 2013, that the quantitative easing program currently in place, the monthly open-market purchase of $85 billion of mortgage-backed securities and treasury securities, would begin to slow. The announcement described a $10 billion reduction of monthly securities purchases beginning in January. 
While stock markets soared─the S&P 500 rose 1.66%─ treasury yields responded more gently as bond market participants had anticipated this move for many months.  The announcement came six months after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke 


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Improving Revenue Yield Through Commercial Payment Assessment 


Written by Lauree E. Handlon


Hospitals continue to battle with determining how to maximize revenue. A key strategy in this pursuit is establishing processes to improve revenue yield-or maximizing the net payment per unit of service. Many healthcare finance executives may question how this can be tactically accomplished.
With respect to commercial contracts,
three strategies can help hospitals
achieve revenue goals . . . 
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