Becoming certified distinguishes you as a leader and high-level professional in the healthcare finance industry. It reflects a deep personal commitment and sense of accountability that inspires credibility and confidence in your professional knowledge. Through HFMA Certification Programs, you can show your dedication to high industry standards.
Become Certified with HFMA Certification Programs to:
Certified Revenue Cycle Representative Program (CRCR)
The CRCR program provides the necessary framework to help set standards of performance and build technical expertise across the entire revenue cycle. By becoming certified in the CRCR program, you have the credentials that prove you have achieved a high-level of revenue cycle knowledge and excellence. To learn more about the CRCR Program go to ww.hfma.org/crcr
Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP)
CHFP is designed for mid-level healthcare finance professionals who aspire to the executive level or desire confirmation of financial management expertise in US healthcare. CHFP certification demonstrates your qualifications to senior management, co-workers, and the industry highlighting your commitment to the profession and to maintaining up-to-date skills and knowledge. To learn more about the CHFP Program go to www.hfma.org/chfp
Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA)
Achieving the FHFMA recognizes your exemplary educational achievement, professional accomplishments and volunteer leadership and service in the healthcare finance industry. By earning the right to include the FHFMA designation among your credentials, you let colleagues and the industry know that you have been welcomed into a leading organization of healthcare finance professionals. Fellowship is open to financial management executives and other healthcare finance professionals. To learn more about the FHFMA Program go to www.hfma.org/FHFMA
Elizabeth Pulliam is the certification chair for Lone Star HFMA. Please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to the HFMA national website for further information and registration access www.hfma.org/certification
Have You Entered Your Maintenance Hours?
Did you know that you must self report all continuing education activities to maintain your certification status as a CHFP or FHFMA?
Continuing Education Requirement
The Board of Examiners (BoE) has specified the following maintenance requirements:
90 contact hours total in eligible programs over the three-year reporting period
For example, each time you go to a monthly HFMA meeting or another qualified activity, you need to enter the hours, program title, date, etc. in an on-line reporting tool that is available on the National HFMA website. A list of education activities eligible for certification maintenance can also be found there. For the HFMA online education tool and complete instructions, go to…
Please keep a copy of the agenda and/or CPE certificate from each continuing education activity attended, in case you are asked to provide proof of your attendance. Also, sign the CPE sign-in sheet that is usually provided near the registration desk at HFMA Chapter meetings.
Failure to complete the above requirements will result in removal of the certification designation by September 1 of the year the maintenance was required, i.e. your “Good thru” date. Once a designation has been removed, the member must complete the entire certification process again, including re-taking the certification examinations and submitting a conforming CHFP and/or FHFMA application with all appropriate fees, to HFMA National.
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