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Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA

President/CEO

Healthcare Financial Management Association

Joseph J. Fifer is president/CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, which equips its more than 64,000 members nationwide to navigate a complex healthcare landscape. HFMA is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that advances healthcare by collaborating with other key stakeholders to address industry challenges and providing guidance, education, practical tools and solutions, and thought leadership. Prior to assuming this position in 2012, Mr. Fifer spent 11 years as vice president of hospital finance at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich. He previously served in executive positions with two other Michigan health systems. Mr. Fifer started his career with nine years at Ernst & Young. He is a frequent speaker on consumerism, value improvement and healthcare finance at major conferences. He has written extensively on these and other healthcare topics.

Sessions

Consumerism: The Next Chapter

Presented by Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 26th.

Financial matters have been a top concern of patients for years, yet the healthcare industry has been slow to embrace consumerism. Recent events at the federal level have moved price transparency, surprise billing and financial interactions with patients to the top of the priority list for healthcare executives. But many are uncertain about how to…