The Connecticut Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association is a professional membership organization for individuals in financial management of healthcare institutions and related patient organizations. Refer to the following links to learn more about our chapter.
Andrew Lis, CPA, FHFMA
2020 – 2021 CT HFMA President
Dear CT HFMA members,
First and foremast, the Chapter Officers, Board Directors and I hope that you are well and safe. It’s certainly been a year like no other as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to major changes in our everyday lives and our society continues the fight for racial equity, among other unprecedented events in recent months.
Like many, I’ve been working from home since March 2020 and have had new challenges with juggling a career and family life. My wife is an RN who works full time and our kids go to school with a hybrid learning model and spend most of the time learning remotely. It has not been easy. But we grow and get innovative and creative when we are challenged and tested. So I encourage everyone to keep up the good fight, prioritize what’s important to you, and continue growing personally and professionally!
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) understands that we all have our own struggles and challenges and we thank you for making HFMA an important part of your career growth. I’m honored and privileged to serve in the role of President of the Connecticut Chapter of HFMA (CT HFMA) for the 2020-2021 year. I am proud to be given this opportunity and I will continue the leadership of HFMA at the local level.
To serve our membership and advance our mission requires dedicated volunteers. CT HFMA has an excellent group of hardworking members serving as Officers and Board Directors. Together they constitute a dynamic group of progressive professionals ready to develop and lead the chapter. To keep up the momentum, it is essential that our committees and positions of Board Directors are filled with enthusiastic and dedicated professionals. We are constantly looking for our general membership to be more active, so please let us know if you’d like to get more involved. It does require an investment of time and energy but the opportunity to volunteer truly is an honor and you may not realize the underlying benefits. What you learn can enhance your personal and career skills and who you meet may expand your network or even lead to lifelong friendships. Also, by increasing engagement and participation, we will continue to add value to our programs and better serve the general membership.
There are many benefits in having a membership in HFMA and as of two years ago, all members have what’s called an All-Access Model that provides members with not only the monthly magazine and several free webinars at the national level, but also access to all paid newsletters, online education, all online forums, and podcasts. The podcast series, Voices in Healthcare Finance, are great and easy to listen to and they range from 15 to 30 minutes in length. Another benefit is that certifications are included in your membership fee and there is no cost for either the study material or exams. All the more reason to take anyone of our six certification exams including the CHFP (Certified Healthcare Financial Professional), which can lead to earning your Fellowship in HFMA. You can also pursue a certification in areas like revenue cycle, accounting and finance, business intelligence, managed care, and physician practice management. As you may be aware, at the start of the chapter year, CT HFMA adopted to the recent changes and shifted all programs and events to virtual, where members are eligible to attend for free or at discounted prices. Please visit HFMA.org to see additional benefits of membership and CTHFMA.org for updates at the local level.
Thank you for your continued support of CT HFMA. And a big thank you to our sponsors, who with your support CT HFMA is successful in continuing to provide our membership with educational programs, networking opportunities, and online resources. Please reach out to me or any of the Chapter Officers or Board Directors if we can help.
Andrew Lis, CPA, FHFMA
CT HFMA President, 2020-2021
CT Chapter Officers, Board Members and Committees
Our Chapter leaders are here to serve the members. If you have any suggestions to improve our services; or would like to participate on a committee; or have an idea for educational programming or social events please feel free to contact any of our the Chapter officers, board members or committee chairpersons.