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Proposals should be submitted no later than close of business on Friday, December 14.

If you have questions, contact us at education@hfma.org.

HFMA 2019 Annual Conference Request for Proposals: Rapid Fire Case Studies

HFMA is excited to offer a new type of content to Annual Conference attendees: Rapid Fire Case Studies. There will be two Rapid Fire Case Study sessions at the 2019 Annual Conference. One Rapid Fire Case Study session will take place on Monday June 24, 2019 and one Rapid Fire Case Study session will take place on Tuesday June 25, 2019. Both will be held on the education stages in HFMA Central (the reimagined Exhibit Hall).  Exact times for the sessions will follow.  

What are Rapid Fire Case Study sessions?

These fast-paced sessions are designed to showcase five tactics in the form of case studies that have yielded measurable results.

Guidelines for presenting during these time slots is as follows: 

  • Case Study format: It is expected you will have a client co-presenter to share their first-hand experiences with the topic, challenges, and solution. 
  • Session time: 1 hour total (5 presentations per) 
    • 5 Minute Introduction (emceed) 
    • 5 Case Studies (10 minutes each) 
    • 5 minutes Q&A (moderated) 
  • Your proposed 10-minute case study presentation should include a minimal number of slides, 3–5 at most. Slides should include a title, brief background, challenge that was addressed, opportunities and setbacks, and conclusion/results.  

When are proposals due? 

Proposals should be submitted no later than close of business on Friday, December 14. 

What areas can I submit in?  

  1. Revenue Cycle Process Improvements (scalable business intelligence/artificial intelligence tools to increase automation & impact cost to collect; best practices in meeting consumer needs; scalable revenue cycle best practices; payer/provider relationships related to payments/denials; pricing transparency efforts) 

  2. Return on Analytics (demonstrated return on analytic investment tools; exposure to a wide array of tools and their application in various areas of healthcare finance; the tie between actionable insights and improved financial performance) 

Who is the expected audience? 

We anticipate that the core Annual Conference audience, healthcare financial executives, will be interested to hear how compelling, real-world challenges were addressed by their peers. They will appreciate a dynamic presentation and solid takeaways—actionable solutions they can immediately apply at their organization. 

What is my financial obligation, if accepted? 

If your submission is selected, you will have the opportunity to be a co-sponsor of the session and in turn present your 10-minute case study. The cost to present your chosen case study is $10,000.  

What information do I need to supply for the proposal form? 

  1. Session title
  2. Brief Session Summary
  3. Learning Objectives 
  4. Presenter Name(s) (Note: please include the provider presenter name to receive full consideration) 
  5. Level of presentation: 
    • Advanced: Designed to develop in-depth expertise in a topic or knowledge area. 
    • Basic: Designed to provide a general understanding of a topic or knowledge area.  
    • Intermediate: Designed to develop a working knowledge of a topic or knowledge area or build on a basic curriculum.  
    • Overview: Designed to provide a general review of a subject area from a broad perspective; appropriate for professionals at all organizational and knowledge levels.  
    • Update: Designed to provide a general review of new developments for participants with a background in the subject area who desire to keep current.  

How will proposals be evaluated?

Submissions are reviewed by an internal team against the following criteria:

  • Is session title, summary, and concept compelling and unique?
  • Originality and innovation of proposal; timeliness of information.
  • Breadth and depth of topic—appropriate for the audience and the length of the presentation.
  • Tangible tools and takeaways—and an answer to the question, “so now, what?”
  • Past speaking evaluations and experience.
  • Inclusion of a provider co-presenter.

When will notifications be provided to submitters?

Notifications, either of acceptance or rejection, will be provided by January 4, 2019. Potential speakers agree to abide by all HFMA requirements and deadlines, including use of the official HFMA conference PowerPoint template and observance of guidelines relative to organization logo use. All speakers submitted as potential presenters at the Annual Conference must have the intent of attending, registering, paying sponsorship fee and presenting at the meeting if the submission is accepted into the program. Repeated and consecutive last-minute cancellations by presenters may result in future submissions being denied.  

Questions? Contact education@hfma.org