Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital Receives National Award for Financial Improvement Initiatives

Published in News Author: Carris Health

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has awarded Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital with the MAP Award for Performance Improvement in Revenue Cycle. The award recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate measurable improvement in key performance indicators.

“I am very pleased with the significant progress that our staff has made to improve the quality of Rice’s Accounts Receivable,” said Bill Fenske, Chief Financial Officer, Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital, “At Rice, we measure the quantity of A/R as well as the quality of A/R. We have consistently produced excellent quantitative metrics in terms of Days in A/R and this is a testament to our staff’s role in improving the quality of A/R. This is also a tribute to Jackie Hinderks, Rice’s Director of Revenue Cycle, for her leadership, and to the staff for their excellent work. On behalf of the Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital organization and Administration, I am very proud of our staff for achieving this accomplishment and award!”

Winners of the national MAP Award for Performance Improvement are:

  • Rice Memorial Hospital — Willmar, MN
  • Holy Name Medical Center — Teaneck, NJ
  • Lafayette General Medical Center; Lafayette, LA

“The winners of the MAP Award for Performance Improvement have demonstrated a commitment not only to excellence but also to driving results,” said HFMA president and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “Their approach to performance improvement can be of great benefit to others in the field.”

Winners of the award will be honored during a special presentation at MAP Event, HFMA’s revenue cycle conference, which runs from November 2‐4, 2014.