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President's Message


I can hardly believe that the Fall season is upon us, it seems like such a short while ago that I took the office of Chapter President in June. The chapter leaders have spent the summer months planning many upcoming seminars and networking events. The Annual Golf Classic at North Hempstead Country Club on October 2ndwas a success with perfect weather! Many thanks to Kiran Batheja, John Coster, John Mertz and the entire Golf Committee volunteers for coordinating such a premier event.
I would like to acknowledge Josephine Vaglio, the second recipient of the Barbara Principe Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. Volunteerism is the practice of volunteering, for free, one’s time or talents for charitable, educational or other worthwhile activities especially in one’s community. The Metropolitan New York Chapter is blessed to have such a special volunteer in Josephine, who has given so many hours of her personal time over the past twenty years to provide service to her community, to senior citizens and to HFMA.
All of the Chapter committees have been hard at work planning and conducting events. The Finance Committee hosted two successful educational days, The Medicare 101 Cost Report and Mid-Year Accounting and Reimbursement seminars with several more planned throughout the chapter year.The Revenue Cycle Committee hosted a well-attended Medicare Fundamentals seminar with presenters from National Government Services. We also conducted several convenient lunchtime webinars hosted by our Compliance and Technology committees. These sessions put us well on our way to what I know will be another successful year!
Please join us for several upcoming seminars including the Revenue Cycle Academy on November 13th with a full program geared toward the entire continuum of the Revenue Cycle anda Women in Leadership Conference on January 18th. Both will be hosted at The NYU Winthrop Hospital Research and Academic Center in Mineola, NY. Please also look for future special events including the Day at the Races being held at Belmont Park on October 27th and a Cultural Irish Night event in February.

The Annual Institute Committee lead by Alex Balko and Cathy Ekbom have been hard at work organizing the 59thJoseph A. Levi Annual Institute that will be held on March 8 – 9, 2018 at the Uniondale Marriott. The program is in great shape with both traditional and new sessions scheduled. Look for timely topics and in-depth conversations with industry experts that address the challenges of our modern healthcare environment.


I am proud to serve as President of the HFMA Metropolitan NY Chapter and to lead the team of dedicated volunteers that make our organization such a success. Thank you to the Newscast editors for taking the time and care to bring this publication forth to our membership. Thank you to my employer, NYU Winthrop, for providing a venue location for our HFMA- sponsored educational events. A special thank you to all of our corporate sponsors; your continued supportallow us to bring quality events to healthcare finance professionals year after year.


I hope that everyone enjoys the beautiful Autumnweather and a wonderful holiday season.

 Maryann J. Regan
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