HFMA 2017: Recommended sessions for healthcare executives

To help healthcare executives decide which sessions they should attend, HFMA has designed an agenda so CFOs can make the most of educational and networking opportunities.

This year the Healthcare Financial Management Association is bringing together leaders from health systems, physicians and health plans to share their experiences, successes and challenges related to building successful value-based partnerships.

To help healthcare executives decide which sessions they should attend on June 25-28, HFMA has designed an agenda so CFOs can make the most of the educational and networking opportunities.

In addition to the keynote and featured speaker presentations, networking receptions and exhibitors, here’s a snapshot of some of the recommended sessions:

International Perspectives on Healthcare—Challenges and Opportunities from Across the Globe, on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., will gather executives from around the world to discuss challenges facing global healthcare. Panelists will share their countries’ experiences as they identify areas of similarity and difference among their healthcare systems.

Value-based care discussions will take place in The Solution Room at 11 a.m. Monday. The Solution Room is located at the Executive Destination Lounge, where executives can meet and discuss healthcare issues with peers from around the country. The session will be facilitated by a subject matter expert from EY. Among the talking points: business strategies for success in a value-based world, MACRA readiness and/or risk mitigation strategies and evolving models of care in a value-based world. The Solution Room will also be open at 11 a.m. Tuesday for topics related to the revenue cycle and at 1 p.m.  to discuss health policy.

The conference will also include choices of breakout sessions each day. On Monday at 2:15 p.m. execs can choose between sessions on transformative payment models, developing a virtual revenue cycle program, how to use data related to all three elements of the Triple Aim, or a physician-led initiative for value-based reimbursement.

Breakout sessions on Tuesday at 2 p.m. include a choice of presentations on telemedicine regulatory compliance and valuation considerations, a case study on the use of predictive analytics to identify persistent high-need, high-cost patients, a case study on partnering with advance practice clinicians to address primary care physician shortages and a presentation on how to develop creative affiliations.

Execs can also choose between these breakout sessions on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.: Delivering innovation for the chronically ill, how to improve revenue and patient satisfaction with a data-driven culture. An ACO’s perspective on the financial benefits of clinical integration or a legislative and regulatory update on the impact of the presidential election.

For executives staying at the conference through Wednesday, the HFMA offers a choice of leadership labs on women leaders, culture, transformation and communication at 9:30 a.m.