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Clive Chibaya, CHFP – Revenue Cycle Analyst
Rideout Regional Health Hospital

Clive Chibaya, CHFP?Revenue Cycle Analyst, Rideout Regional Health Hospital

Brief Bio

Clive is a Revenue Cycle professional who has previously worked in the financial sector in various roles. After obtaining his BA in Accounting, he started his career as a chartered accountant intern for Barleynet and later joined an organization called TEN as a business analyst. As someone with a passion in healthcare delivery, the desire to work within the industry was always present but Clive knew from day one he wouldn’t be a clinician.

An opportunity came up and he joined Rideout Regional Health Hospital as a revenue integrity analyst responsible for Chargemaster Standardization, Payer Variance Analysis and coordinated Defense Audits. He later progressed into the role of senior revenue cycle analyst in charge of Expected Reimbursements, Contract Interpretations, Charge Capture Reconciliation, Pricing and Systems Administration. Clive is a keen gardener who also enjoys playing and watching tennis. He currently resides in Sacramento.

What was the biggest hurdle when going through the process of taking the CHFP exam?

When I decided to get certified as a healthcare financial professional, the emphasis was on getting certified and having the credentials after my name. However, I soon realized that acquiring in-depth understanding of the healthcare business and operational models were more important. It was sometimes challenging to be able to find the right balance between work, studying and a reasonable social life. I had to readjust my targets and come up with a more realistic approach. Otherwise it seemed like I was drowning. CHFP is a very manageable course if you’re willing to try and put in effort.

What was your motive behind obtaining the certification?

As a healthcare financial professional who is constantly looking for opportunities for self-improvement, I am always looking for courses that add value to myself and my organization. After my boss advised me of the benefits of this certification and after I attended one of the HFMA Northern California events, I was even more convinced of the advantages of this course. I soon discovered that the CHFP certification was the gold standard in the industry and I couldn’t wait to enroll. What I also discovered was this certification was tailored to give an understanding of healthcare finance regardless of professional background. I am now working towards certification for managed care through HFMA and this time I will ensure I allow plenty of time within my schedule for course work, recommended reading, etc. I would encourage, without hesitation, all healthcare professionals and non-professionals to get this certification as it broadens knowledge on current healthcare industry trends.

Member Job Title Cert. Earned Date
Thomas E. Boyd, CHFPVice President of ReimbursableJuly-07-2016
Alberto Cara, CPA, CHFP, MHAHealth Care FinanceMarch-06-2016
Clive Chibaya,CRCR, CHFPRevenue Integrity AnalystOctober-12-2016
Teddy A. Christanto, CHFPManagement AnalystMay-18-2016
Jeff Even, CHFPSenior Financial AnalystSeptember-30-2016
Niall Foley, CHFPDirector of FinanceDecember-23-2016
Brian Ford, CHFPSenior Financial AnalystMarch-25-2016
Taichiro Nakata, CHFPSenior AnalystJuly-25-2016
Kelly Neiger, CHFPControllerJanuary-04-2016
James S. Proffitt, CHFPCFO & Deputy CEOJune-03-2016
Elena Ricevuto, CHFPAccounts Payable SupervisorMay-07-2016
Melissa H. Rombaoa, CHFPAugust-17-2016
Jesus A. Sarzuelo, CHFPManagement AnalystMay-22-2016
Jeff M. Simnick, CHFPSenior AnalystMay-21-2016
Aubrey Straub, CHFPBusiness Development AssociateJune-16-2016
Wilson Wong, CHFPSr. Financial AnalystFebruary-20-2016
Felicia M. Ziomek, CHFPCDM Coordinator/Nurse AuditorJuly-17-2016
The CHFP program has been updated to provide the broad range of business and financial skills essential for succeeding in today’s high-value healthcare environment:
  • Business acumen
  • Collaboration
  • Financial strategy
  • Understanding future trends
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