About HLA Birmingham

Healthcare Leaders of Alabama leads the profession and assists members through information, education, networking and advocacy. Its core purpose is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent.

HLA Birmingham serves the spectrum of physician practices from small to large, plus other health care delivery systems such as management service organizations, integrated delivery systems and ambulatory surgery centers.

The previous organization was founded in 1976 and has continued to be the state's largest and oldest local chapter affiliate with over 200 current members. HLA Birmingham's members are primarily administrators and managers of medical practices, clinics, large and small group practices, and freestanding, hospital affiliated and university affiliated medical groups. HLA Birmingham typically meets nine times a year.

Speakers present information on a variety of health related subjects including the latest HITECH and HIPAA rules for compliance; personal & workplace security; fraud & abuse issues; legal & accounting updates for medical groups and roundtable discussions on varying concerns of the healthcare manager.

HLA Birmingham Membership and Benefits FAQs (Frequently-Asked Questions):
How does HLA Birmingham membership relate to other MGMA memberships?

Membership in HLA Birmingham is separate from HLA of Alabama and MGMA  local or national memberships. Membership is at the individual level, non-transferable to another individual, except as outlined below.

What is the benefit period for membership?

Membership in HLA Birmingham runs a calendar year, January 1 - December 31. Membership dues are prorated on a quarterly basis dependent upon join date. The membership benefit period is always a calendar year.

About Affiliate Membership and Active Membership ?Ownership?

Membership rights and privileges stay with the paying entity. If an organization pays for a membership and the individual representing the organization changes employment, the membership belongs to the paying organization and can be transferred to another individual for the remainder of the benefit year in question. If an individual pays for membership (and not reimbursed by their employing organization), then the membership remains with the individual during any employment change. (Note: An Active member voids his/her membership if he/she leaves the profession of healthcare management/administration; all membership changes are contingent upon review and approval by the Board of Directors)

Luncheon RSVPs

Luncheons are usually held on the third Wednesday of every month, except for March, July, and December. Members are allowed to bring one guest to each luncheon and must RSVP their guest online with their own RSVP. Guest lunches are $50 per guest.

RSVPing and Attendance for Events - Policies

HLA Birmingham's monthly luncheons require that members RSVP themselves, and any guest, at a maximum of one guest per luncheon. The Board requests that all members RSVP by the Friday prior to the meeting, by noon, in order to allow the Board time to make seating and catering arrangements. Requests for an RSVP after this time must be sent via email to a Board officer; available seating for late RSVP requests is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Board asks that members RSVP using the website for all events and that members cancel their RSVPs at least three days prior to each event if unable to attend. An Affiliate Member may send a substitute attendee to monthly luncheons twice per year and the guest fee will not apply.