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HFMA Certification Programs

Enhance your professional healthcare finance credibility with HFMA certification programs.

• Validate your skills and knowledge
• Enhance your credibility in the industry
• Support your professional development
• Demonstrate a high level of commitment to the field

Becoming certified distinguishes you as a leader and high-level professional in the healthcare finance industry. It reflects a deep personal commitment and sense of accountability that inspires credibility and confidence in your professional knowledge. Through HFMA certification you can show your dedication to high standards for yourself, in your organization and in the industry.

In addition to the more well-known Certified Healthcare Finance Professional (CHFP) designation, HFMA also offers certifications for healthcare professionals engaged in healthcare finance and accounting, business intelligence, managed care and practice management.

Earn the credentials that will demonstrate your knowledge, your skill and your professionalism.

Become Certified

HFMA Certifications

CHFP Certified Healthcare Financial Professional
CRCR Certified Revenue Cycle Representative
CSBI Certified Specialist Business Intelligence
CSPPM Certified Specialist Physician Practice Management
CSPPM Certified Specialist Managed Care
CSAF Certified Specialist Accounting & Finance
FHFMA Fellow of HFMA

CHFP – Certified Healthcare Financial Professional

The CHFP online learning program available through the HFMA provides the broad range of business and financial skills essential for succeeding in today’s high-value healthcare environment: business acumen, collaboration, financial strategy and understanding future trends.

The CHFP is geared toward financial professionals, clinical and nonclinical leaders, and payers – all those whose jobs require a deep understanding of the new financial realities of health care.  It is recommended for: CFOs, VPs, directors, and managers of finance and accounting, directors and managers of revenue cycle, VPs, directors, and managers of supply chain, billing and collection managers, physician or clinical leaders and staff, physician practice executives, managers, and staff, health plan/payer professionals. It is also a key career boost for those new to the field of healthcare finance.

  • Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years healthcare finance management experience.
  • Candidates must hold a current and active HFMA membership

Earning the CHFP

The program consists of two modules:

Module I of the CHFP program: HFMA’s Business of Health Care online program:
Includes healthcare finance overview, risk mitigation, evolving payment models, healthcare accounting and cost analysis, strategic finance,  and managing financial resources.

Module II of the CHFP Program: HFMA’s Operational Excellence exam:
Includes a number of case studies, each of which presents a complex challenge and questions on how you would address those challenges.  The challenges address issues related to the three stakeholder groups: payers, providers and physicians.

The CHFP credential is awarded upon successful completion of the Module 1 end-of-course assessment followed by successful completion of the Module II exam (case study exercises).

Additional CHFP program information, including costs, can be found at the HFMA’s CHFP page and in the CHFP FAQ document.

Sunflower Chapter Member Certification Incentive

The Sunflower Chapter of the HFMA so believes in the value of CHFP certification that we’ll help pay for it! Sunflower Chapter members who achieve CHFP certification will be reimbursed up to $500 for certification expenses. What are you waiting for? Contact Julie Williams at jwilliams@smithcohosp.org or Jason Barb at jbarb@bkd.co for more information.

Certified KSHFMA Members

Gayle Arnett, FHFMA CPA
Jason Barb, FHFMA
Moyer Bunting, CHFP
Dawn Canada, CHFP, CPA
Debra Cartwright, FHFMA, CPA
Danica Case, FHFMA
Robin G. Crawford, FHFMA
Amy B. Elliott, CHFP, CPA
Holly R. French, CHFP
James A. Garbarino, Jr., FHFMA
Laraine I. Gengler, FHFMA
Elgin J. Glanzer, FHFMA
Chris S. Hartman, FHFMA
Julie Hatsohl, FHFMA
Tish A. Hollingsworth, FHFMA
Belinda J. Kimball, FHFMA
William R. Lane, CHFP
Cherie McGuire, CHFP
Vicki L. Mills, CHFP
Angela M. Miratsky, FHFMA
Larry W. Morris, FHFMA
Rebecca L. Newton, FHFMA
William J. Overbey, FHFMA,CPA
Terry L. Pound, CHFP, FHFMA
William R. Remmich, FHFMA
Judith A. Scott, FHFMA
Ashley Simon Clifton, FHFMA,CPA
Donald L. Wade, FHFMA, CPA
Julie M. Williams, CHFP