Philadelphia Chapter of AAHAM

The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is the premier professional organization in healthcare administrative management. Your one-stop resource center for information, education and advocacy in the areas of reimbursement, admitting and registration, data management, medical records, patient relations and so much more.

AAHAM was founded in 1968 as the American Guild of Patient Account Management. Initially formed to serve the interests of hospital patient account managers, AAHAM has evolved into a national membership association that represents a broad-based constituency of healthcare professionals.

Professional development of its members is one of the primary goals of the association. Publications, conferences, seminars, benchmarking, professional certification, and networking offer numerous opportunities for increasing the skills and knowledge that are necessary to function effectively in today’s health care environment.

AAHAM actively represents the interests of healthcare administrative management professionals through a comprehensive program of legislative and regulatory monitoring and its participation in industry groups such as ANSI, DISA, and NUBC. AAHAM is a major force in shaping the future of health care administrative management.


Help! I think I’m in Denials

October 14, 2020 12:00 PM

Erin Miskelly
Director of Revenue Cycle Services @Aurora Healthcare

Denials have been affecting bottom lines since the first claim went out for payment. Still today, most hospitals struggle with best process integration to stop the bleeding from denied claims. This discussion looks at denials in a different way by referencing real facilities and their unique learning lessons that can be used as takeaways for creating your own strategy. Also discussed is the potential for automation in existing processes to make incremental improvements even while other initiatives are taking much of the available resources in today’s business office landscape.

This presentation is beneficial for individuals who are new to the Revenue Cycle as well as experienced individuals because it lays out the denial cycle, from identification to reporting, to level-set the information. It also provides insight into case studies and how our peers are finding new ways to tackle the issues.

Medicare Updates and What’s Trending – AAHAM Regional Joint Webinar

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 pm

Diane Hess
Provider Education Specialist at Novitas Solutions, Inc.

Between Value-Driven Initiatives and Expanding Outpatient Services, Where Do Hospitals Fit in 21st Century US Health Care

November 18, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Moshe Starkman
Senior Director, Value-Based Reimbursement @ nThrive

As hospitals across the country continue to expand their outpatient services, the gap between overall inpatient and outpatient revenue continues to shrink. This shift in the health care industry means that hospitals must take a broader approach when it comes to the most effective care path for incoming patients. While inpatient care remains a primary focus, the trends are revealing that the best course of action is to also embrace newer, more holistic models of care in which outpatient services are given justified emphasis as well.