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Geisinger has been honored all nine years of the award’s existence

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Health System is one of four integrated delivery systems, and the only one from Pennsylvania, named by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) as a 2017 winner of the MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle. Geisinger has now been honored all nine years of the award’s existence.

HFMA's MAP program recognizes health care provider groups that have excelled in meeting industry standard revenue cycle benchmarks (MAP Keys), implemented the patient-centered recommendations and best practices embodied in HFMA's Best Practices for Patient Financial Communications, and achieved outstanding patient satisfaction.

"These exceptional organizations have superior processes for communicating complex financial issues to patients in understandable ways,” said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer.

"Everything we do at Geisinger centers around our patients, and earning the MAP Award is an important external recognition of our team’s commitment to patient-centered best practices,” said Kevin Brennan, CPA, FHFMA, Geisinger executive vice president and chief financial officer, who is chair-elect of the HFMA Board of Directors. “Effective revenue cycle management contributes tremendously to the operational performance needed to make ongoing investments in our people, facilities, and technology, and the MAP Award process keeps us focused on that goal.”

The award was presented June 25 at HFMA's annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Additional information is available at

About Geisinger
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

About HFMA 
With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Our mission is to lead the financial management of health care. For more information, visit


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Geisinger Marketing & Communications

Geisinger team members receiving award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association
L to R: Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, president and CEO, HFMA; Christy Pehanich, FHFMA, associate vice president, Revenue Management Professional Operations, Geisinger; Brian Babilon, CHFP, manager of Revenue Integrity & Vendor Management, Geisinger; Barbara M. Tapscott, CHFP vice president, Revenue Management, Geisinger; Kevin F. Brennan, CPA, FHFMA, executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer, Geisinger
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