HFMA Northern California

Fall Conference

15-16 September 2016

Hilton Hotel
Concord, CA


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  • 3 Keynote Addresses

  • 21 Breakout SESSIONS in Finance and Accounting; Reimbursement, Contracting and Compliance; Revenue Cycle and Patient Access; Non-Acute Care; HFMA Certification; and ACHE/CAHL education tracks

  • Total of 12.00 hours of continuing education credits

  • Rock and Roll themed DINNER AND SOCIAL EVENT (included in your full conference registration)


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Thursday, September 15

7:30 - 8:30 AMRegistration | Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 AMKeynote Address: Former Governer Gray Davis

10:00 - 10:30 AMBreak in Exhibit Room

10:30 - 11:45 AMEducation Sessions

11:45 AM - 12:45 PMLunch in Exhibit Room

12:45 - 2:00 PMKeynote Address: Brian Boyle

2:00 - 2:30 PMBreak in Exhibit Room

2:30 - 3:45 PMEducation Sessions

3:45 - 4:00 PMBreak in Exhibit Room

4:00 - 5:15 PMEducation Sessions

5:30 - 6:30 PMCocktail Reception and Networking

6:30 - 10:30 PMRock and Roll Themed Dinner and Social Event (included in your full conference registration)

Friday, September 16

7:30 - 8:30 AMRegistration | Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45 AMKeynote Address: Jeff Mechanick

9:45 - 10:15 AMBreak in Exhibit Room

10:15 - 11:30 AMEducation Sessions

11:40 AM - 12:55 PMEducation Sessions

Continuing Education Credits are awarded at this conference. Please specify at the time of registration if you need a CPE certificate. Those needing CPE certificates will be asked to sign in and sign out, and turn in evaluation forms of all education sessions they attended. Certificates will be sent to the attendees via email after the conference.

This organization follows the CE guidelines specified in the California Board of Accountancy regulations.

Silent and Live Auction

for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Association

Our HFMA Chapter decided last year to use our seasonal meetings to raise money and awareness for specific health-related entities. This year at our Fall Conference, we are hosting a Silent Auction event on Thursday, September 15, 2016. All benefits will go to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Foundation in Oakland, California.

UCSF Benioff is a national leader in 9 pediatric specialties, as noted in the U.S. News and World Report 2015-2016 “Best Children’s Hospitals” Rankings. The hospital never turns a child away and serves as the safety net for thousands of children every year.

The theme for this year’s silent auction is Rock ‘n Roll. A much-coveted Puerto Vallarta condo package, donated by Progressive Management Systems (PMS), is also going to be auctioned.

Please join us in raising funds for this worthy cause. If you need more information or would like to donate an item for the Silent Auction, contact office@hfma-nca.org or call (925) 828-4532.

Keynote Address

Former Governor Gray Davis

Thursday, September 15, 8:30 to 10:00 AM

Joseph “Gray” Davis was overwhelmingly elected the 37th governor of California in 1998.  While presiding over California during an economic expansion, Davis made record investments in infrastructure, created four Center of Science and Innovation on UC campuses, and expanded state health insurance for an additional one million children.  He also was the first Governor in the nation to authorize stem cell research.

Davis was awarded the Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam War. He served as lieutenant governor (1995-1998), state controller (1987-95), and state assemblyman (1982-86).

Today Governor Davis is Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Loeb & Loeb, LLP where he provides strategic advice to clients on numerous matters.  He is also a member of the bi-partisan Think Long Committee, a Senior Fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, Co-Chair of the Southern California Leadership Council, and speaks before a number of civic and government organizations on important issues of the day.  


Former Governor Gray Davis

Brian Boyle

Thursday, September 15, 12:45 to 2:00 PM

Brian Boyle was driving home from swim practice when he was involved in a near-fatal car accident with a speeding dump truck. His heart went across his chest and he lost about 60 percent of his blood.  After his accident, he died eight times, only to be revived by the medical staff. Boyle went through 14 different operations, had 36 blood transfusions and was in a coma for two months. Three years after his accident, he finished the IRONMAN World Championship. Brian is a national spokesperson and volunteer for the American Red Cross and speaks on his incredible experiences with healthcare providers during his accident and recovery.


Brian Boyle

Jeff Mechanick

Friday, September 16, 8:30 to 9:45 AM

Jeffrey D. Mechanick, CPA, CGMA, the Assistant Director-Nonpublic Entities for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and former CFO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., will be presenting What Healthcare Executives Need to Know about the new rules that will change how Revenue, Leases and the overall not-forprofit financial statements are reported. He’ll discuss what your organization needs to do to be prepared for these changes and how they will affect your bottom line!


Jeff Mechanick