Questions & Answers

Question: What is HFMA?

With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation’s premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Our mission is to lead the financial management of health care.

At the chapter, regional, and national level, HFMA helps healthcare finance professionals meet the challenges of the modern healthcare environment by:

  • Providing education, analysis, and guidance.
  • Building and supporting coalitions with other healthcare associations to ensure accurate representation of the healthcare finance profession.
  • Educating a broad spectrum of key industry decision makers on the intricacies and realities of maintaining fiscally healthy healthcare organizations.
  • Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders to improve the healthcare industry by identifying and bridging gaps in knowledge, best practices, and standards.

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Question: Who normally attends the Conference?
Answer: The Spring Institute attracts between 100 to 150 attendees representing an array of healthcare finance professionals from the Western Pennsylvania & surrounding areas. Attendees range from entry-level staff to Chief Financial Officers. 
Question: Do I have to be a member of HFMA to attend?

No, you do not have to be a member to attend the conference. However, HFMA members pay a reduced conference rate. It is not too late to join HFMA. Visit

If you are a member of HFMA, your Chapter affiliation does not affect the rate. All HFMA members, no matter the Chapter, should elect to pay the member rate.

Question: Do the education sessions count toward Continuing Education?

Attendees earn contact hours for the educational sessions. Participants should consult their reporting jurisdictions concerning acceptance of individual courses. All HFMA educational programs earn points towards HFMA certification and certification maintenance requirements. An attendance certificate is mailed to attendees post-conference.

Attendees can also sign-in and -out of sessions to earn CPE credits toward PICPA certification.

Question: How should I dress for the conference?

Dress is business casual for all events.

Please know that temperature can fluctuate in venue spaces . We will do the best we can to have the temperature monitored, but seeing that everyone is different if you are one to be easily affected by temperature we advise you dress in layers – just in case. Options include a blazer, sweater, or shawl.