Who can be an individual member of HFMA?
Anyone with an interest in healthcare finance and operations and wants to improve the health of their career and the healthcare industry. Finance professionals and leaders from hospitals and health systems, health plans, physician practices, business partners, physicians, clinicians, university faculty, students and those who want to be part of the solution are invited to join HFMA. 

How does the all-access HFMA membership work? 
Upon joining, members get unlimited access to a diverse selection of HFMA content, certification products, online education, resources and tools—all for one price. There is also member-only pricing on a number of live events and programs.

What are the benefits of HFMA membership?
The all-access membership features a variety of benefits designed to help you and your organization thrive. Key benefits, all included with dues, are: specialized certifications, an extensive selection of online education programs, hfm magazine, specialty-specific newsletters, member-only online forums, case studies, cutting-edge reports, and peer-generated content, chapter membership, and more. Learn more about the benefits of HFMA membership here.

Members who joined before Nov. 1, 2018, will be able to unlock all-access benefits upon their renewal for the next period. Renewal notices are scheduled to be emailed by mid-February.

How long does my membership last?
Your membership term is one full year, beginning on the day you join HFMA. Your join date is the date you joined online. If you mail in your application, your join date will be the date your application is received and processed.

How does auto renewal billing work?
Automatic renewal is an available option when you join or renew your HFMA membership online. Members can update their automatic renewal preferences at any time by visiting their membership profile.

May I pay two years of membership dues at the same time?
New members can join for two years and lock in savings over any future price increases. During your membership renewal a 2-year option will be available.   

What forms of payment do you accept for membership?
Membership payment can be made via check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). If paying by check, please make checks payable to HFMA. 

When I join HFMA, am I automatically enrolled in my local chapter?
Yes, membership in one of 66 local chapters is included when you join HFMA. Unless you indicate otherwise, your designated chapter is based on your primary address zip code.  

I recently joined HFMA. When will I begin to receive information and materials such as hfm magazine and email communications?
Members who pay by credit card will have access to members-only resources within 24 hours. For members who pay by check, it may take up to two weeks to gain access to benefits. Hfm magazine is monthly; all members should allow approximately 4-6 weeks to receive their first issue. New members will begin receiving email communications immediately. 

I heard my organization joined HFMA as an Enterprise Solution member. What does this mean to me? 
If your hospital, practice or company is an Enterprise Solutions member of HFMA, that means your employer is providing its staff access to the member resources of the Association. Please contact the Member Services Center or call (800) 252-4362 for more details. 

I've left my current position and will begin work at another organization. Can I keep my membership?
Yes, HFMA membership follows you through your renewal date. When you begin your new position, be sure to log into your online profile and update your contact information.  

A colleague who was an HFMA member recently left the organization. Can we transfer the membership to our new staff person?
No. You may not transfer the membership to your new staff person. Individual memberships, even those paid by employers, are not transferable.   

I am a member and am currently between jobs, actively looking for my next position. Do you offer assistance for members in this situation?
In an effort to assist HFMA members in continuing their membership during periods of unemployment, individual members can apply for dues waivers if they are a member in good standing for at least 5 years immediately preceding the current year. Please email our Member Services Center to inquire if you are eligible to enroll in our waiver-of-dues program.   

I am recently retired and I wish to maintain my relationship with HFMA. Does HFMA offer a retired membership option?
Yes. HFMA membership is available to members in good standing who have retired from an active career or who have attained the age of 70. To apply for classification as a retired member, please contact our Member Services Center or call (800) 252-4362 to confirm eligibility for retired membership status.    

Are my HFMA membership dues tax-deductible?
HFMA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes, but they may be deductible as a business expense. 

Still have questions?
Contact our Member Services Center or call (800) 252-4362.