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Mass Collaborative - A Group Working To Reduce Health Care Administrative Processes

The HFMA MA-RI Chapter is pleased to announce the following opportunity for you to participate in an informative and educational audio webcast about the Mass Collaborative and how to become engaged (MARI HFMA and MARI MGMA). Your participation can be from your office or any other convenient setting and is FREE for HFMA and MGMA members.

The Mass Collaborative is a voluntary organization of providers, payers and associations working in collaboration to reduce administrative processes within the health care systems. Hear from members of the collaborative on the history, achievements and future plans but more importantly how does this affect you and what can you do to become involved.


Walter Dennis, Senior Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Kevin Mulcahy, Director Payer Relations, Mass General Physician Organization

Educational Contact Hours: 1.0 

04-29-2015Audio WebcastJoint HFMA and MGMA Program

Mitigating the Financial Risks to Healthcare Providers in Value Based Purchasing Arrangements

The HFMA MA-RI Chapter is pleased to announce the following opportunity for you to participate in an informative and educational audio webcast. Your participation can be from your office or any other convenient setting and is free for HFMA members.

The presentation will identify the insurance risks transferred to healthcare providers via value based reimbursement mechanisms including capitation, global budget, bundled payments, and explain the insurance solution that help mitigate the financial risk.


Richard D. Twomey, Director, Managed Care Underwriter, Optum

Educational Contact Hours: 1.0

05-12-2015Audio WebcastManaged Care Committee

Annual Award Wine Dinner Social

Join us in recognizing the achievements of fellow HFMA Members while enjoying fine wines and cuisine in the elegant setting of the Downtown Harvard Club. Taste wines from leading vineyards accompanied with an elegant four course meal! Chef Steven Boothroyd will ensure that each wine is paired perfectly with a menu that your taste buds will never forget.
RSVP Deadline: May 7, 2015
Respond today for this evening of networking and conversation with your HFMA colleagues!
05-14-2015Downtown Harvard ClubBeth O'Toole

HFMA Region 1 Conference

Triple Aim Healthcare Model: Hitting the Triple Aim Mark
Presented by the HFMA Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts-Rhode Island, and New Hampshire-Vermont Chapters

5/19/2015: Pre-Conference (HFMA CT) Golf Tournament
5/20-21/2015: HFMA Region 1 Annual Healthcare Conference


  • Keynote Address by Tom Lee, MD, chief medical officer at Press Ganey, on The New Healthcare Marketplace
  • Capstone Address by David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, president and CEO at The Commonwealth Fund, on Creating a High Performance Health System
  • HFMA's own National Chair-Elect, Melinda S. Hancock, FHFMA, CPA giving openning remarks on Leading the Change, Pursing the Triple Aim
  • Three educational tracks on Revenue Management, Payment / Reimbursement / Regulation, and Leadership, Innovation and Managing Change
  • 50 exhibitors

Registration can completed online or by downloading our brochure with a mail-in application. Use the appropriate button to the right for your registration method.

Important Dates:

April 28, 2015 - Room Block Deadline. While rooms at Mohegan Sun are available a preferred rate will be honored until April 28. Please review our brochure for full hotel information and details to book your room.

May 8, 2015 - Registration closes. Registrations will not be accepted after this date. In addition, all cancellations must be received prior to this date.

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Please know, sponsorship opportunities have sold out. Be sure to email us your contact information if you would like to receive our 2016 Conference sponsorship information, when available.

05-19-2015Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, ConnecticutHFMA Region 1 Conference Committee

Managed Care Conference:

2015: The Quest for Health Care’s Holy Grail: Quality, Access, and Affordability
This seminar brings together experts from the healthcare industry and regulatory oversight bodies to identify the managed care challenges faced by healthcare professionals and organizations. At this seminar participants will:
  • Learn about the latest healthcare managed care issues from subject matter experts, and
  • Gain an understanding of ways to strengthen the current managed care programs within their organizations.

Program Highlights:

The Legislative Landscape - The View from Washington DC
Alexandra Calcagno, Director, Massachusetts Medical Society

Will Limited Resources Force the Healthcare System to Become More Efficient?
Stuart Altman, Ph.D., Brandeis University

The Mind Body Continuum: The Integration of Behavioral Health Services and Medical Practice
Richard A. Parker, MD, Parker Healthcare Innovations
James Fanale, MD, Care New England Health and Integra Community Care Network
David Gitlin, MD, Brigham and Women’s / Faulkner Hospitals
Stuart Pollack, MD, Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates
Lisa Whittemore, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Dave Nefussy, Optum Health

The Building Blocks of Value: A Framework for the Value-Based Enterprise
Steve Messinger, ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

Looking through the Lens at Health Care Outcome Realities Versus Expectations
Cheri Kane, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Kathryn Burke, Mount Auburn Hospital
Todd Whitecross, Tufts Health Plan
Dolores Mitchell, Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission
Domenic Delmonico, FHFMA, CPA, Integra Community Care Network
Michael Sheehy, MD, Reliant Medical Group

CPE and CEU Credits:
HFMA 6.00 / CPE 6.0

06-05-2015Four Points Sheraton, 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062James Donohue, MBA & Jan Costa

HFMA Golf Tournament

Save the Date!

08-24-2015Granite Links Golf Club, Quincy, MABeth O'Toole Not Available