Patient Access: The NEW Pre-Registration by MedCo Services

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MedCo is a full Revenue Cycle Management company with over 25 years helping our healthcare partners reach their financial goals and we are proud to be an Alabama HFMA President level sponsor.  Service lines include

·        Patient Access (scheduling, verification, pre-registration, appointment reminders and collections)

·        Early Out Services (Acute and Ambulatory) ASK US WHAT IS NEW IN EARLY OUT!

·        Bad Debt Collections

·        AR management and work down projects

·        Zero Balance Audits (Acute and Ambulatory)

·        Denial Projects

·        Payer Contract Modeling and Consulting

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Bama Chatter Blog debuts this week!

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Welcome to the inaugural entry for the new AL HFMA Bama Chatter blog page! 

Thank you for finding your way here.  As we face changes in our everyday lives, it becomes more and more important to easily access the things that are important to us.  Over the past couple of years, the AL chapter has identified challenges in communicating with our members.  Increased security measures by everyone seemed to prevent a great deal of that communication from reaching our members. So…as the world changes, so must we.

Over the chapter next we will attempt to better communicate through our website. Chapter announcements, healthcare news, event schedules, sponsor and member spotlights will all appear hear on our blog site.  As new content is added, we will announce that using our social media  LinkedIn and Facebook pages.  Additionally, you might want to bookmark this page to make it easy to access and check this page often.

Information about our upcoming Fall event in Birmingham on November 14th and 15th is soon to follow this post.  Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend!  We have a great lineup of speakers and topics to help us all in our daily lives….both personal and professional.  We look forward to seeing you at the most attended meeting of each chapter year and being able to network with each other.  Full institute details to follow.

So as this brief inaugural post ends, please remember to watch our social media sites for blog announcements and come back here often to stay up to date with chapter news and happenings!  Also, please make sure to reach out to other members you know to make sure they know of this page and that everyone follows us on LinkedIn and Facebook for the most up to date information.

Your 2019-2020 chapter leaders want to make this year a great one and it all starts with good communication to our members.  Let’s make this a successful way to stay in touch!

YOUR president,

Wallace Harmening



LTC Wasn't Cheesy!

The 2017 Leadership Training Conference was held April 24-26 in Phoenix, Arizona. Leadership teams from each chapter attended. The Alabama chapter team included the 2017-2018 officers: Nina Dusang, President, Megan Randolph, President-elect, Wanda James, Secretary and Jeff Peppers, Treasurer. Also in attendance were the incoming Communications Chair, Clint Jones; Education Chair, Jeff Craft aka Happy; Membership Chair, Wallace Harmening aka The Artist; Sponsorship Chair, Mike Wilson aka Muke and Matt James, Early Careerist Chair aka Top Cheese.

LTC is a great place to network with counterparts from other chapters serving in a similar role. There were sessions on sponsorship, chapter budgeting, communications and effective web sites as well as President and President-elect specific sessions. These are key classes to lay a foundation for the year ahead.

Attendees met the incoming National HFMA Chair, Carol A. Friesen. Carol opened up the conference and spoke about her theme: Where Passion Meets Purpose. She shared her journey in healthcare and how a personal tragedy became her fuel for her purpose to make healthcare the best it can be for everyone.

One of the highlights was the Food Truck War. Teams competed for bragging rights in category of chants and food. The Alabama team competed in the Mac and Cheese group. Although our chant was not selected, we did when top of class for Mac and Cheese. Special kudos go to our chefs Megan Randolph and Matt James. During the competition, the Alabama team members showcased their talents in a big way. Wallace Harmening pulled out all the stops on his artistic rendering of the perfect Championship Mac n Cheese Truck and perfection for presentation. Jeff Craft held us all in high spirits with his super positive attitude.

Each team leader came away with solid tools to help plan a strong year ahead full of passion and purpose.