The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has awarded Adam Shewmaker of Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC the certification of Fellow (FHFMA) – a recognized marker of leadership and professionalism.
Shewmaker, an HFMA member since 2007 and HFMA Kentucky participant, earned this prominent designation by demonstrating a significant level of expertise, service, and commitment to transforming the healthcare finance industry. He is a manager in the Healthcare Consulting practice at Dean Dorton Allen Ford, an accounting and business advisory services firm with offices in Louisville and Lexington, Ky.
“We recognize Adam as a leader who has demonstrated a depth of expertise that is critical to shaping our future,” said HFMA president and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “Earning this distinction signifies a commitment of excellence and dedication to make a positive change in our industry.”
The FHFMA certification is the organization’s most elite professional certification. By earning the right to include this designation among their credentials, Fellows have demonstrated that they have achieved a gold standard in technical proficiency. This achievement signals a personal commitment to improving expertise and advancing professionalism. To be awarded the FHFMA distinction, applicants must be credentialed as a certified health care financial professional; be an HFMA member for at least five years; complete a bachelor’s degree or 120 semester hours from an accredited college or university; and volunteer in HFMA or the industry. Fewer than 1,200 individuals have received this honor in the organization’s 65 year history.
HFMA currently offers three levels of certification: Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR), Certified Healthcare Finance Professional (CHFP) and Fellow (FHFMA).