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Healthcare Financial Management Association is the professional membership organization for individuals involved in the financial management of healthcare. HFMA is an organization that provides access to exceptional educational opportunities at the local, regional and national levels. You can develop a network of peers that can provide varying degrees of insight to the ever changing landscape of healthcare finance and volunteering in HFMA can provide a rewarding experience. We strive to bring perspective and clarity to this industry’s complex issues. Through our programs, publications and partnerships we work to enhance capabilities that strengthen not only individual careers, but the organizations from which our members come..  Additionally, the Arkansas chapter offers an annual cash incentive to the member who recruits the most new members.  It could be you!

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Providing

Providing professional development through education, information, certification, peer interaction, and leadership training.

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Influencing

Influencing healthcare financial management and accounting policy decisions, principles, and practices through advocacy and dissemination of information.

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Establishing

Establishing and promoting the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.

The Benefits of Joining HFMA

Unlimited Website Content

All hfm articles, regulatory updates, digital publications and more are now included with the one-price membership.  

Community Participation 

Join, collaborate and find answers in all interactive online forum groups. Participate in as many as you like – they’re all included. 

Certifications

Earn any and all of HFMA’s recognized industry credentials, raising your professional standing and increasing your earning potential.  

hfm Magazine 

Gain practical and proven insights from the field with your annual subscription to HFMA’s member-only magazine – available in print, online and now through the hfm digital app. 

Each month we will email you when the new edition is available, giving you fast access to the latest edition and recent archives of the magazine from your desktop or mobile device.  

All Online Education

Earn more than 70 hours of CPE and maintain credentials with a vast selection of virtual conferences, online learning and more. 

Webinars and Podcasts 

Avoid travel costs and hassles with some of the most popular and convenient ways to learn more about a wide variety of healthcare finance subjects. 

Chapter Membership 

Grow your local network — all members get free membership to one local chapter. 

HFMA Daily 

A member-only newsletter that uses artificial intelligence to deliver the news on the topics most relevant to  you. 

Two Monthly Newsletters

Leverage best practices from across the industry in two new content-specific publications: Revenue Cycle Strategies and the Financial Sustainability Report.

Personalization 

Get what matters most when you customize the news and topic information you receive with your own personalized HFMA.org home page.  

Live Education Discounts 

Get significant member-only savings on chapter programs and events like HFMA’s Annual Conference. 

Enterprise Providers 

MAP App™  

Discounted pricing option for HFMA’s web-based benchmark application to compare your performance to industry peer groups. 

Custom Webinar Series

Find out what’s on the mind of a CFO, hear industry issues from HFMA’s senior leadership and more in these live and archived webinars, helping position both you and your company for success.

Hot Healthcare Topics 

Quarterly curated email that summarizes the hottest content from HFMA’s digital platforms, including highest ranking topics, articles and Community forum threads.

Business Partner Member Logo

Identify yourself with distinction among the healthcare finance community as an HFMA member with this special logo.

Earn College Credit. Take one less class! Student members of HFMA can earn 3 college credits outside the classroom when successfully completing the HFMA Business of Health Care® course.

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the HFMA Business of Health Care®. For the benefit of our Student Members, HFMA also participates in the American Council on Education’s transcript service. Student members of HFMA who successfully complete the HFMA Business of Health Care course can earn up to 3 college credits that they can use at the schools of their choice as part of a lifelong record of learning on Credly’s Acclaim platform. This service enables learners to present a nationally recognized transcript to the college or university of their choice for the potential award of academic credit. Upon course or exam completion, the student will receive an email invitation from the Acclaim digital platform. Creating an account allows for badge retrieval and the ability to access and order future transcripts. For more information, visit ACE. Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.

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Membership Directory

Arkansas Chapter of HFMA wants you to have membership information at your fingertips at all times.  We use the membership App – Directory Spot. Once you become a member after a month or so,  you will receive an email with a link to set up your Directory Spot account directly from Directory Spot. If you are already a member, and have not received the email, you can still download the App. Once you have downloaded the App, click on the reset password link.  Your username is your email and you will be sent an email to reset your password.  If you do not have an email included in your profile data at hfma.org, you will not have a user name or access to the App.  You will need to add your email at hfma.org to be included as a user of the Membership Directory App.  The App will be updated with information from hfma.org on a regular basis.  If you would like to be added sooner, please contact Stacie Farnam at Stacie.Farnam@mercy.net for assistance.  If you log into the App and find that your info is missing or requires updates, you must update it directly at hfma.org.  All member info is downloaded from national and we can not change that info, it must be changed by the member by logging into their account at hfma.org.

Login to Directory Spot by clicking the button below:

HFMA Certification

Becoming certified distinguishes you as a leader and high-level professional in the healthcare finance industry. It reflects a deep personal commitment and sense of accountability that inspires credibility and confidence in your professional knowledge. Through HFMA Certification Programs, you can show your dedication to high industry standards.

First Name

Last Name

Designation

  

Chelsea

Alexander

CRCR

  

Paula

Alonso

CRCR

  

Luz M

Anaya-Hernandes

CRCR

  

C.

Anderson

CHFP

  

Robert

Anderson

CHFP

  

Michael

Armenteros

CHFP

  

Jennifer

Barger

CRCR

  

Kelly

Bascue

CRCR

  

Sammye

Blevins

CHFP

  

John

Boehmler

CHFP

  

Jeannie

Bond

FHFMA, CPA

  

Fred

Brantley

CHFP

  

Lindsey

Browder

CRCR

  

Kelci

Campbell

CRCR

  

Kevin

Cauldwell

CHFP

  

Natasha

Coleman

CRCR

  

Melinda

Colvin

CRCR

  

Yvonne

Cook

CHFP,CRCR

  

Yvonne

Cook

CHFP,CRCR

  

William

Couch

CPA, FHFMA

  

Andrew

Covington

CHFP

  

William

Craig

CPA,,FHFMA

  

Herbert

Crum

FHFMA, CPA

  

Dean

Davenport

FHFMA, CPA

  

Amanda

Davis

CRCR

  

Stacey

Davis

CRCR

  

karen

Dayer

CPA,FHFMA

  

Cheryl

Donegan

FHFMA

  

Felicia

Donley

CRCR

  

Andrea

Dorothy

CRCR

  

Deidra

Dunagan

FHFMA

  

Stacie

Farnam

FHFMA

  

Paige

Fergason

CRCR

  

Deana

Ford

CRCR

  

Lisa

Foutch

CRCR

  

Christopher

Fowler

FHFMA, CPA

  

Logan

Freeman

CRCR

  

Jose

Galvan

CRCR

  

Becky

Gentry

CSAF

  

Sherri

Greenwood

CRCR

  

Robin

Griffiths

CRCR,CHFP

  

Robin

Griffiths

CRCR,CHFP

  

C. LeeAnn

Hackley

CHFP

  

Candace

Harper

CRCR

  

Mark

Hartman

FHFMA, CPA

  

Loretta

Hefley

CHFP, MHA, CPC-H

  

Tami

Hill

CHFP, CPA

  

LATISHIA

Hughes

CRCR

  

Harry

Hutchison

CPA,FHFMA

  

Bryan

Jackson

FHFMA, CPA, CMA

  

Stefanie

Jaeger

FHFMA

  

Zane

Jeffers

CHFP

  

Jeremy

Jeffery

FHFMA

  

Valerie

Johnson

CHFP

  

Betty

Jones

FHFMA

  

Marie

King

CRCR

  

Veronika

Kryzhanovska

FHFMA

  

Michelle

Kuykendall

CRCR

  

Kattie

Laney

CRCR

  

Brenda Joyce

Lawson

CRCR

  

joni

lewis

CRCR

  

Kathryn

Lunsford

CRCR

  

JENEA

MANUEL

CRCR

  

Gregg

McElhanon

FHFMA

  

Susan

Miller

FHFMA, CPA

  

Christopher

Montgomery

CRCR,CSBI

  

Christopher

Montgomery

CRCR,CSBI

  

karen

Moore

CHFP

  

Petra

Morgan

CRCR

  

Luke

Morris

CHFP,CSBI

  

Luke

Morris

CHFP,CSBI

  

Charlotte

Nirenberg

CRCR

  

Laina

Norgaar

CRCR

  

Meagan

Oxendine

CRCR

  

Zach

Pettigrew

CSAF

  

Mandi

Pfnister

CRCR

  

DEREK

Pierce

CPA, FHFMA

  

Misty

Prater

FHFMA

  

Joshua

Reaper

CHFP

  

Bonnie

Roberds

CRCR

  

Alan

Rogers

CHFP

  

Cinthia

Ruiz

CRCR

  

Clara

Skinner

CRCR

  

Brian

Smith

CHFP

  

Susan

Snyder

CRCR

  

DEREK

SPEER

CRCR

  

Samantha

Suggs

CRCR

  

Teresa

SUTTON

CRCR

  

Zach

Thomann

CHFP

  

Michael

Westerfield

FHFMA, CPA

  

Melissa

WESTERHOLD

CRCR

  

Joseph

Wewers

CHFP

  

Cindy

Whichard

CRCR

  

Mary

WILHELM

CRCR

  

Shannon

Williams

CRCR

  

Danielle

Woosley

CRCR

  

Stacy

Wright

CRCR

  

Cody

Young

CRCR

  
     

Volunteer

It's time to make a difference!

Volunteering for an HFMA Chapter committee or event is a great way to get the most out of your HFMA membership!  It’s time to become more active today.  Answer the Call to be a Chapter Leader!!!

General Description: The Audit Committee is responsible for periodically reviewing the Chapter's financial statements and reporting the findings to the Officers and Board members.

Objectives:

  • On an annual basis, the Audit Committee Chair, with the assistance of the committee members, will report to the Chapter board and officers the financial position of the Chapter by preparing a Balance Sheet, Statement of Operations, and a Statement of Cash Flows.

General Description: The Bylaws Committee is responsible for ensuring that the Chapter operates within the scope of the Bylaws.  They will review and recommend revisions to the Chapter Bylaws annually and on an as needed basis.

Objectives:

  • Monitor Chapter activities for adherence to Bylaws.
  • Review Bylaws and Policies & Procedures manual annually and/or as needed and submit proposed amendments to the Officers and Board for approval.
  • Update Policies and Procedures as new policies are voted on and approved by board.

General Description: The Certification Committee is responsible for promoting the benefits of professional certification of all members and providing the means to secure study information, provide coaching courses and scheduling testing dates. The Certification Chair must be certified as a CHFP or FHFMA.

Objectives:

  • Provide assistance to Chapter members to secure study materials.
  • Maintain a list of members studying for the exam and assign a member of the committee to be a mentor for each member studying for the exam.
  • Must be Chapter members who are certified and active members to serve on the committee.

General Description: The Chapter CFO Committee Chair is responsible for promoting CFO membership in HFMA and promoting CFO attendance at Regional meetings, as well as providing feedback from CFOs on HFMA meetings and educational programs.

Objectives:

  • Develop and maintain a database of Arkansas healthcare CFOs.
  • Develop a process to survey healthcare CFOs to attain their feedback on the content of quarterly meetings and suggestions for topics in the future.
  • Plan annual CFO meeting

General Description: Chairs the newsletter committee, which is responsible for gathering information and composing the Chapter newsletter & blog, The News-breaker, for distribution to the membership and sponsors.  Responsible for maintaining Chapter social media accounts.

Objectives:

  • Solicits information from the Chapter membership and outside sources for inclusion in The News-breaker, which is published each quarter just prior to quarterly meetings.
  • Responsible for publication of The News-breaker/Blog, both printed and website versions.
  • Takes pictures at quarterly Chapter meetings as well as National meetings attended for inclusion in The News-breaker/Blog.
  • Promote Chapter activities through social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

General Description: The Corporate Sponsorship committee obtains from corporate sponsors who are willing to financially support the Chapter. These sponsorships allow our Chapter to remain financially viable and continually provide quality meetings and information to Chapter members at an affordable cost.

Objectives: 

  • Help sponsorship committee in obtaining determined financial support goals.
  • Keep an updated report on sponsorship opportunities for potential sponsors.
  • Continually encourage HFMA members to support our sponsors and provide insight on services that may assist them in their daily healthcare functions.
  • Monitor attendees at each Chapter meeting to identify potential new sponsors and provide them with information about Chapter sponsorship.

General Description: The CPE Coordination Committee is responsible for verifying that educational opportunities offered by the Chapter meet state and NASBA CPE standards and submits NASBA certification application annually. 

Objectives:

  • Review meeting brochures timely to verify that all information necessary for CPE verification is included.
  • Stay abreast of changing state and NASBA requirements regarding CPE eligibility.
  • Provide feedback to the Program Committee on whether proposed educational presentations meet technical CPE standards.
  • CPE Committee is responsible for coordinating December education meeting for CPAs.

General Description: The Critical Access Committee Chair is responsible for making sure that the Chapter offers educational opportunities that are relevant to critical access hospitals and for keeping Chapter leadership informed about developments in the healthcare world that are relevant to critical access hospitals.

Objectives:

  • Reach out to other critical access hospital leaders to promote Chapter membership and activities.
  • Seek out feedback from critical access hospital leaders regarding issues that are important to them and content they would like to see the Chapter provide.

General Description: Create a formal process for personal outreach to new, early careerist members.

Objectives:  

  • Develop the infrastructure at the chapter level to pair early careerists with more tenured leaders.
  • Identify those who want to be mentored soon after they join.
  • Assist with identifying effective ways to communicate the value of HFMA to future healthcare financial leaders.

General Description: Committee will create a formal process for professional outreach to new enterprise members.

Objectives:  

  • Develop the infrastructure at the chapter level to reach out to enterprise members.
  • Identify needs that enterprise members seek from Chapter after they join.
  • Assist with identifying effective ways to communicate the value of HFMA to enterprise members.

General Description: The Founders Committee is responsible for ensuring that Chapter members’ Founders points are communicated to National HFMA in an accurate and timely manner.

Objectives:

  • Ensure that committee participation and other Founders points are updated correctly in the National HFMA system.
  • Reach out to members to have them verify that their Chapter participation is reflected appropriately in the National HFMA system.
  • Provide updated Founder award recipients to website yearly.

General Description: The HERe Women’s Leadership Committee is responsible for leading efforts to carry out HFMA’s women’s leadership initiative through planning events and activities and promoting Chapter events to female members and potential members.

Objectives:

  • Reach out to women in the Chapter to find out what their interests and concerns are related to their participation in Chapter events.
  • Plan annual Chapter HERe conference.  
  • Provide input to Chapter officers and board regarding ways to promote women’s participation and leadership in the Chapter.

General Description: This Committee is responsible for maintaining Chapter membership and recruiting new members.

Objectives:

  • Interacts with HFMA National to maintain Chapter membership roster and develop recruiting strategies.
  • Contacts and welcomes new Chapter members.
  • Coordinates efforts to reach out to former members who did not renew their HFMA memberships to encourage them to remain part of the Chapter.

General Description: The Membership Directory Committee coordinates the production and distribution of the annual membership directory. They are responsible for ensuring that the membership directory is prepared and distributed in compliance with National HFMA regulations.

Objectives:

  • The directory must be produced within the regulations, guidelines and timeline provided by National HFMA, including all of the required national and local information.
  • Responsible for coordinating with the Corporate Sponsor Chair to ensure that all advertisements are included in the directory for sponsors who are entitled based on their level of support to the Chapter.
  • Responsible for making general contact with the Arkansas HFMA membership to update their personal information on-line with HFMA to ensure that all changes are included in the directory. This is usually done through email. 

General Description: The Chapter projects and awards committee is the Chapter's primary point of contact for special projects. They are responsible for ensuring that the Chapter meets the National HFMA requirement for three worthy projects a year. They will work with members of the Chapter to compose written submissions to National HFMA for various award selections.

Objectives: 

  • Develop project proposals for submission to the Chapter HFMA executive committee. Work to implement projects approved by Chapter HFMA executive committee.
  • Work with executive committee members to submit written project award submissions to National HFMA.
  • Expand Chapter member involvement in projects/ activities. Get member input for worthwhile projects.

General Description: The Philanthropy committee is responsible for coordinating and promoting different charity projects at our quarterly conferences. Promote to chapter members that the chapter wants to and the importance of giving back to their communities.

Objectives: 

  • Identify worthy projects for the chapter members to donate at quarterly conferences.
  • Promote and identify items that need to be brought to the conferences by members.
  • Coordinate collection of items at the conferences, announce winners from drawing and make sure follow up reporting to all members of the results of the project.

General Description: The Physician Group Practice committee is responsible for updating the Chapter leadership and membership on any known changes and practices that might have an effect on Arkansas hospitals.

Objectives: 

  • Update the membership on any significant changes in physician practices or billing that will affect the hospitals and or their abilities to perform their job duties.
  • Reach out to other Physician Group Practice leaders to promote Chapter membership and activities.
  • Seek out feedback from Physician Group Practice leaders regarding issues that are important to them and content they would like to see the Chapter provide at meetings.

General Description: The Revenue Cycle committee is responsible for making sure that the Chapter offers educational opportunities that are relevant to revenue cycle personnel and for keeping Chapter leadership informed about developments in the healthcare world that are relevant to hospital revenue cycle operations.

Objectives:

  • Plan annual one-day Revenue Cycle Seminar.  Additional revenue cycle educational events may be held at the Chair and Chapter’s discretion.
  • As needed, hold focus groups to determine topics of interest or concern to the revenue cycle community.
  • Reach out to HFMA and AHA leaders regarding advocacy issues or opportunities of interest to the revenue cycle community.
  • Encourage revenue cycle leaders throughout the state to participate in local and regional HFMA meetings.

General Description: The Networking/Entertainment Committee is responsible for making sure that the Chapter offers networking opportunities that are entertaining to the chapter members at conferences and other times during the year.

Objectives:

  • Plan networking events at quarterly conferences.
  • Coordinate the events at the conferences or other event dates so that attendees meet, network and socialize with their peers.
  • Encourage chapter members to participate in networking activities that the chapter hosts. 

General Description: The Website Committee is responsible for management and development of Arkansas HFMA's Chapter website.

Objectives:

  • The Website committee promotes and coordinates the Chapter website.
  • Coordinates closely with National HFMA and our representatives with the hosting service.
  • Explore ways to utilize the Internet to improve Chapter communications and activities.
  • Monitors the website utilization and recommends areas of expansion as necessary.