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ASU College of Business to hold healthcare financial management seminar

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Finance students in the Albany State University College of Business will learn about a critical aspect of healthcare. Representatives of the Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association will discuss the changing dynamics of healthcare financial management. The presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 in Peace Hall Room 127.

The talk will provide an overview about how finance and the revenue cycle works in acute care hospitals, learn how medical facilities receive money; the challenges associated with recovering dollars; the future of healthcare reimbursement and the challenges that professionals entering the industry will face.

The presenters are Cathy Dougherty and Rebecca Black members of the Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Dougherty, the Assistant Vice President of Revenue Management at Gwinnett Hospital System is a Certified Healthcare Professional and a Fellow in HFMA. She has received the Follmer Bronze Award, the Reeves Silver Award, the Muncie Gold Award, the Charles H. Anderson Award and is also a recipient of the Ann P. Longshore Distinguished Service Award.

Rebecca T. Black is the Vice President for Revenue Cycle Operations for Saint Joseph’s Health System of Atlanta. She previously served as the Director of Financial Services for Saint Joseph’s from 2004 to 2008. The Certified Public Accountant holds Healthcare Financial Management Association certifications in financial management, managed care and patient accounting.

Black holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Florida State University and a master’s degree of Public Administration in Health Services Management from Golden Gate University.

For more information contact the Office of University Communications at (229) 430-4671.

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