President's Message

I’m always amazed at how quickly the years come and go and here we are with another one in the books. As we embark on this particular new year, we are faced with a lot of unknowns and challenges with the recent changing of guards.

There’s a constant flow of daily healthcare news speculating risks, concerns, and debates on what is best for American healthcare.  The new self-pay debt, consumerism, Retailization, bundled payments, quality, MACRA, population health, and the list goes on.  Changes in healthcare is nothing new to us.  In fact, the one thing that seems constant in our world is change.  That’s not a bad thing.  Change gets us out of our comfort zone and provides us with an opportunity to make a difference, to be creative and improve not only care outcomes, but financial outcomes as well.

With the commitment of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, it will be important for us to be creative and think outside of the box.  As the new president and congress appear to be moving quickly on this initiative, we must all be diligent in our research and staying informed to these rapid changes. 

The Alabama Chapter of HFMA is committed to helping you stay informed through a number of upcoming events.  There are 5 One Day education events north, south, central, east, and west in the state and there will be webinars specific to the expected risks and the future of healthcare.  It is our goal to provide you with the quality education and the topics you need.  If there is something specific that you would like more information on, please let us know. 

Just as healthcare continues to change, so does your HFMA Chapter.  We put a lot of effort into making sure you are getting value and continue to THRIVE in 2017.  We appreciate your feedback and your participation.  Attend a meeting, meet and learn from your peers, join a committee, write a newsletter article, get certified, renew your membership, invite someone new to join.  Get creative and think outside the box this year and find ways to make a difference. 

I look forward to seeing you at one of our events and working together to make a difference for our Chapter.

 

Warmest Regards,

Karen