Hey Connecticut – Let’s Get Certified!

HFMA’s certification programs are geared toward financial professionals, clinical and nonclinical leaders, and payers – all stakeholders whose jobs require a deep understanding of the new financial realities of health care while preparing you for increasingly responsible positions in the healthcare finance industry. CHFP ccertification provides a broad range of business and financial skills necessary to succeed in today’s healthcare environment. FHFMA recognizes members as ambassadors of the profession.

HFMA offers two levels of certification:

  • Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP):  The CHFP program (for current members of HFMA only) has been updated to provide the broad range of business and financial skills essential for succeeding in today’s high-value healthcare environment.The new CHFP program includes two modules (both modules must be successfully completed to earn the CHFP):
    • Module I of the CHFP program titled the Business of Health Care provides an overview of healthcare finance, risk mitigation, evolving payment models, healthcare accounting and cost analysis, strategic finance, and managing financial resources.
    • Module II of the CHFP Program: titled Operational Excellence contains exercises and case studies on the application of business acumen in health care learned in Module I.

The CHFP credential is awarded upon successful completion of the Module I end of course assessment and the successful completion of the Module II exam (case study exercises).

  • Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA):As recognized industry leaders, HFMA Fellows act as ambassadors to the profession by raising the standard of practice through consistent participation in professional development activities and service to the healthcare finance industry. Fellows can maintain their FHFMA designation by teaching courses, making presentations, publishing, participating in special interest groups or attending educational events. FHFMA is available only to recipients of the CHFP designation.

Certification Coaching Sessions for CHFP

To get you started on CHFP, below are six You Tube links reviewing each section of the Module I material and nineteen articles for review while preparing for Module II. After you have reviewed these free items you can purchase and register for the ELearning Module I series.  Members can purchase the Module I ELearning series programs by clicking the link.  After successfully completing and passing Module I you can purchase/register for the Module II exam/case study exercise.

Certification Practicum

Quizlet – an interactive application for CHFP or CRCR resources

  • Go to: “App Store” – ipad/iphone
  • Search: Quizlet
  • Open application and save to device
  • Type in: “CHFP” or “CRCR”

YouTube – CHFP Certification

Module 1 – Videos and Self Assessment

Lesson 1: The Big Picture

Lesson 2: Financial Accounting Concepts

Lesson 3: Cost Analysis Principals

Lesson 4: Strategic Financial Issues

Lesson 5: Managing Financial Resources

Lesson 6: Looking to the Future

Module II Articles