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The President’s Message INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Show-Me of Missouri members, Hope the Holidays were good to everyone and you have had time to recover!!!

President’s Message 1 Election Results

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Region 8 Connection

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Conference Preview

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If you were not able to attend HFMA’s virtual conference in December, I would encourage you to go back and listen to some of the presentations. (www.hfma.org/virtualconference/). With economic uncertainty and continued financial strains now more than ever is the perfect opportunity to gain insight into key trends and how others have been successful in reducing costs and improving quality. On that note we continue to try and improve our offerings to you as members and any insight you have we would be happy to hear it, please feel free to reach out to myself or any of our other Board members or officers.

New Members

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS – If your facility is like mine you are starting to think about your budget for next year. Here are a few dates to keep in mind.

Kory Stout Vendor Spotlight

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Corporate Sponsorships

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Thanks to Our Sponsors

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Upcoming Educational Programs Date

Program

Location

May 16 – 18

Spring Joint Conference – St. Louis

Harrah’s Casino

July 18 – 20

Show-Me Annual Conference – Lake Ozark

Camden on the Lake

October 24 – 26

Fall Joint Conference – Columbia, Mo

Hilton Garden Inn

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2012-2013 HFMA Show–Me Board & Officers Janet Taylor President

Greg Shaw Director

Kyle Lee President Elect

Jennifer Doll Director

Donna Epperly Vice-President

Roger Dix Director

Jon Branstetter Secretary

Ed Clayton Director

Jennifer Ogden Treasurer

Jean Nyberg Director

Josh Wilks Director

Kory Stout Past President

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Show-Me Chapter Election Results By: Jennifer Ogden Thank you to everyone who participated in the Show-Me Chapter 2012-13 election! I hope the enhancement to the election process this year made it easier. We would like to thank Allison Lewis, Brad Brotherton and Tina Gillespie for serving on our Board of Directors the past two years. Their dedication and service is greatly appreciated. Congratulations to the newest additions to the Show-Me Chapter Board! Jon Branstetter - Jon is a 1997 graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor of science degree in accountancy. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University in 2010. Currently, he is the Vice President of Finance at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, MO where he started in January 2005. Prior to that he was employed at BKD in St. Louis from 19972004 where he provided accounting, auditing and cost reporting services to hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies. Roger Dix, MS, FHFMA – Roger has been the Senior Vice President, Finance at Hannibal Regional Hospital since 2000. He completed his Masters of Science in Healthcare Financial Management in 1984 at the University of South Carolina. Has been a certified member of HFMA since 1991 and has earned the Follmer Bronze and Reeves Silver awards for service. Roger is the chairman and Board President of the Hannibal Regional Physician Hospital Organization, President of the American Red Cross, a Past-President of the West Wateree Rotary Club and the Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Finance & Audit Committees of the Hospital Services Group and has served as a member of the Task Force on the Future of the FRA Program. Jean Nyberg – Jean, a member of BKD National Health Care Group, providing financial statement audit, Medicare and Medicaid cost report preparation and reimbursement consulting services for hospitals and health systems. Her eight years of experience includes working closely with clients to find practical solutions for new accounting issues as well as Medicare and Medicaid regulations that affect client operations or opportunities for additional reimbursement. Jean frequently works with both rural and urban hospitals, and is familiar with the complex issues these organizations face. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and Healthcare Financial Management Association. Jean is a 2003 graduate of University of Missouri, Columbia, with a B.S. degree in accounting and a M.Acc. degree. Edward Clayton -Ed serves as the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer of Phelps County Regional Medical Center (“PCRMC”) in Rolla, Missouri. He has been with PCRMC for over 10 years serving as Controller and Administrative Director of Finance prior to his current role with the organization. Prior to joining PCRMC, Ed served as a Reimbursement Manager in Olive LLP’s Healthcare Division as well as an auditor with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois. In total, Ed has over 18 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry. Ed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University and is a Certified Public Accounting in Illinois. He has been a member of HFMA since 1998.

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Region 8 Connection Submitted By: Teri Reger

Greetings HFMA Region 8 Friends and Colleagues! In my Fall 2011 newsletter article, I mentioned how exciting that time of year is with the kids going back to school and baseball games to go to . . . well I must say, it was fun being a St. Louis Cardinals fan this year!! It is also fun being a member of HFMA. Your chapter leaders have done a very nice job putting together high quality educational programs and great networking events. If you haven’t done so already, please take the time to get to know your chapter leaders, thank them for their dedication to the chapter and get involved in your chapter’s activities. Believe in yourself and the skills you could bring to a leadership role. Believe to Achieve! You’ll find that by getting involved you’ll gain so much more from your membership! I had the pleasure of meeting with the Region 8 Chapter Presidents and Presidents-Elect, the HFMA Regional Executive Council Chair and an HFMA staff member at our annual HFMA Fall Presidents Meeting in September. We had lively discussions about a variety of topics, all to ensure that the Region 8 chapters have the tools and information they need to be successful. Mike Dewerff, the Region 8 Regional Executive-Elect and I continue to collaborate monthly with the Presidents-Elect and Presidents, providing a forum for ongoing brainstorming and sharing of ideas across the region. From a National perspective, one of the major initiatives being led by HFMA is the Value Project. “Through HFMA’s Value Project, healthcare finance leaders are joining their clinical partners to shape this transformation” of the shift towards value in health care. HFMA has compiled many reports, webinars and tools to help providers respond to their customers’ increasing demand for value. More information on the Value Project can be found at http://www.hfma.org/valueproject/. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve Region 8. I welcome your questions and comments, any time! My telephone number is 314-989-6859 and my email address is [email protected]

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Teri Reger, FHFMA HFMA Region 8 Regional Executive 2011-2012

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Spring Conference, May 16-18 Welcome New Members! The Greater St. Louis and Show-Me Chapters will be hosting their annual Spring Conference May 16-18, 2012 at Harrah’s Casino in St. Louis. Last year’s conference was a huge success and we had to cut off registrations due to capacity limits, so be sure to register early! Program details and registration information will be sent out soon by email. Harrah’s has given us a group rate for rooms of $89 per night - it is important to identify the group code S518H when making your reservation to get the HFMA rate!! Hotel reservations can be made by calling (314) 770-8383, emailing [email protected] or online at https://www.totalrewards.com/hotel-reservations/main/? groupCode=S518H&propcode=STL&originalpage=/ CheckGroupAvailability.do Vendor fair packets have already been sent out and are posted on the Show-Me website. Space is limited, please contact Jennifer Ogden for details, [email protected]calcenter.com Use the following link to access the vendor fair packet: http:// hfmashowme.org/brochures/Vendor%20Fair%20Packet% 20Spring%202012.pdf We are looking forward to another great conference – hope to see you there!

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Don Leibert Professor – Missouri State University Sara Lowry Skaggs Community Health Center Michelle Beckett Mgr. Physician Operations W. Jarrett Finnell Ozarks Community Hospital Schail M. Rizki Sr. Financial Analyst

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