Goals:  The primary objective of this committee is timely communication among Chapter members through publication of Chapter newsletters and the Membership Directory. This Committee is responsible for keeping Chapter members informed of current issues and Chapter activities. Emphasis will be placed on communication of top healthcare financial management issues and recognizing members’ accomplishments.


  • The Publication Chair and the Membership Chair should work together to ensure the publication and distribution of the annual Membership Directory is completed by November 1st of each year. Four (4) copies should be sent to National HFMA, one (1) copy to each Region V President and President-Elect, one (1) copy to the Region V Chapter Liaison Representative (CLR) and one (1) copy to the Chapter liaison Representative-Elect. Extra copies should be kept for distribution to new members. The directory should include a schedule of chapter meetings and a directory of members including professional designations.
  • Publication and distribution of the Chapter newsletter a minimum of four (4) times per year, which must be at least 1 newsletter per quarter. In accordance with the Davis Chapter Management System requirements, at least four (4) of the following items must be included in each newsletter.
  1. The current President’s message to provide chapter updates, goals, accomplishments and encouragement for chapter activities
  2. Announcement of all scheduled Chapter meetings and other Chapter activities
  3. Personal notes recognizing any accomplishments or activities of individual members
  4. Interviews of chapter members and healthcare leaders of interest to chapter members
  5. Material stimulating interest in membership or reporting progress in membership drives such as a list of new members
  6. Material stimulating interest in educational efforts outside the Chapter area conducted by neighboring Chapters or by National HFMA
  7. Reprints of material of current technical interest from HFMA publications or other sources and original articles
  8. A listing of current Chapter Officers and Directors
  9. Photos of recent chapter activities
  10. Current Chapter Sponsors
  • Encourage Chapter members to write papers to submit for publication in the Chapter newsletter. Papers should be reviewed for compliance with National criteria for publications. Copies of papers should be sent to the Chapter Secretary for submission to National HFMA.
  • Recruit Chapter members for participation based on their interests and publication committee needs. Suggested areas of interest include
  1. Members on the Move
  2. Reader’s Opinion
  3. Certification (who, when, what, how)
  4. CPAR
  5. New Member Spotlight
  6. New Members List
  7. Compliance Corner
  8. Tennessee Healthcare News
  9. TNHFMA News: Did You Know?
  10. TNHFMA News
  11. National Healthcare News (including Regulatory updates)
  12. President’s letter
  13. Editor’s Note
  14. Article: Executive Focus
  15. Article: Managed Care Focus
  16. Article: PFS Focus
  17. Article: Healthcare Reform Focus
  • Newsletters are distributed via electronic mail to the most recent HFMA membership with alternates list as downloaded from National HFMA website.
  • Enter newsletter publication information online in the National HFMA chapter leadership section. Send a copy of each Chapter newsletter to the Chapter Secretary for reporting to National HFMA, or submit to A copy should be sent to the Region V Executive and Executive-Elect.
  • During the mini-LTC, consider if there will be significant improvements/changes to the newsletter that should be submitted for a Yerger Award. Work with the Projects/Yerger committee chair to ensure timely submission of the Yerger Application.
  • Solicit advertising.
  • Send any return emails to the Membership Committee for follow-up.

Dates to Remember:

  • November 1 - Distribution date for the Membership Directory to the membership and submission of the Membership Service directory to National HFMA.
  • August 10 - Quarterly Reporting to National for Newsletters
  • November 10 - Quarterly Reporting to National for Newsletters
  • February 10 - Quarterly Reporting to National for Newsletters
  • May 10 - Quarterly Reporting to National for Newsletters
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