TAHFA MEMBER OF THE YEAR:
Joann has been a great asset to the TAHFA organization for many years. She has served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President. Joann worked tirelessly as the Chair of the Education Committee of TAHFA for several years. She served as a mentor to new committee members, guiding them through best practices to continue to strengthen the TAHFA organization. Joann has continued to support TAHFA over the years by encouraging participating at TAHFA events and serving as a host site on many occasions. She continues to work with the TAHFA Education Committee providing valuable feedback to ensure the TAHFA education programs are meeting the needs of the industry with her vast experience. TAHFA is blessed to work with Joann and proud to call her the TAHFA Member of the Year.
Parkland Health & Hospital System, Charge Description Master (CDM) manager with 30+ years in healthcare including strategic consulting managing complex and diversified engagements to assist providers with Medicare and Medicaid billing services, including compliant charge-master; Medicare strategies that optimize organization financial results; technical skills and strong relationships with various hospital providers. Ms. Hernandez has also participated with several committees including the Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration (TAHFA); previously a board member and also chaired the Education Committee.
She received her Bachelors of Business Administration from Walden University/Our Lady of the Lake University Studies and First Line Management Program (SMU/VHA Southwest).