The WI HFMA Fall Conference held in Madison was another successful event. Attendees kicked off Wednesday evening at The Rigby Pub and Grill. The networking committee hosted an entertaining event that included our 1st Annual Wisconsin HFMA Trivia night paired with appetizers and drinks. It truly was an exceptional opportunity to network, socialize, and relax after a few stressful days at work.
Our keynote speaker, Patrick Henry, started Thursday morning with a funny yet informative keynote. The day was filled with great breakout sessions including topics on patient access department strategies, leadership development, accounting/budget standards, public policy, and employee engagement. Our first H2O breakout session provided insight regarding the benefits of the new All Access Membership offered through HFMA. Next, we heard the positive impact of having a revenue assurance dedicated team and billing statement design as well as payment plan reform. After an informative packed first day dinner was another great chance to catch up with other attendees. As an added bonus, Patrick Henry provided comical evening entertainment.
Early risers attended an informational meeting on our current mentorship program. It was great to have long tenured members join in the conversation offering insight into how they achieved the great milestones they had and those instrumental people in their careers. Afterwards, breakfast was served and attendees heard about something most struggle with in organizations, information security and compliance. Lastly, Lisa Ellinger moderated our payer panel which led to very insightful discussions on trending topics in healthcare from their prospective. We wrapped up the conference with a few door prizes congrats to our lucky winners.
A huge THANK YOU to Mary Kaja, Kyle Kovacevich, Leslie Claas, Art Mertig, Matt Clark, and Eric Lopata for all of their help planning our Fall Conference. Our chapter is lucky to have great volunteers like them. Also, thanks to all of our speakers and attendees! Without people like yourselves we would not be able to continue to host events like these. Lastly, if you have any suggestions for topics or would like to speak at future events, please let us know.
Katie Boelter, Chair