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01/25 - 01/26

2019 Winter HFMA & AAPL Health Care Finance Academy

Finance Fundamentals For Physicians

Don’t let the language of finance confuse you any longer! This two-day session will include interactive webinars and e-learning modules to provide you with an overview of health care finance.This course will also advise you on how to best manage financial resources, reduce costs, and create strategies at your organization.

As part of a blended learning experience, you'll participate in both webinars and a live learning event. Additional details will be sent by Jan. 4, 2019.

Pre-conference webinar: January 8th @ 1 pm EST
Post-conference webinar: February 5th @ 1 pm EST

This course is an alternative offering for “Techniques of Financial Decision Making” and will fulfill the core requirement for the CPE and Master’s curriculum. 

Faculty: Todd Nelson FHFMA, MBA Director, Partner Relationships and Chief Partnership Executive of HFMA

Charles R. Alsdurf CPA Director of Healthcare Finance Policy, Operational Initiatives of HFMA

Katie Gilfillan MSW Director, Healthcare Finance Policy, Physician and Clinical Practice of HFMA

Sandra J. Wolfskill FHFMA Director of Healthcare Finance Policy, Revenue Cycle MAP of HFMA

Course Fact Sheet 

24 Total CME

Regular Price: $2,125

Member Price: $1,806

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Course Objectives

• Forecast the future of health care delivery methods, health care reimbursement and the industry’s response to reform
• Determine your organization’s financial condition with the use of financial statements and analysis tools
• Analyze the relationship between cost and price in health care organizations
• Utilize financial statements, costs, and price setting to create a strategic plan (benchmarking and budgeting) for a health care business
• Manage and deploy an organization’s financial resources
• Plan for an organization’s financial future by studying key business drivers, shifting reimbursement, physician alignment, population health management and business intelligence"

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.

Key Dates

Pre-conference webinar: 1/8 @ 1 pm EST

Winter Institute:
1/25: 8 am - 4:30 pm EST
1/26: 8 am - 4:30 pm EST

Post-conference webinar: 2/5 @ 1 pm EST

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course


Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy: Registrations are eligible for a full refund or transfer to another course (that occurs within 12 months) for up to 72 hours after purchase. A $100 processing fee applies to cancellations or transfers after 72 hours, but before the cancellation deadline of January 3, 2019. Cancellations after January 3. 2019, are not eligible for refund or transfer.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME has been claimed.

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