100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Joseph Fifer, 56
President and CEO, Healthcare Financial Management Association
- Compensation: $797,962 - according to 2015 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 2
Fifer has been leading the HFMA since 2012, when he succeeded longtime CEO Richard Clarke. He joined the association with a strong background in hospital finance, having spent the previous 11 years as chief financial officer at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich. Fifer, who also served a year as board chair of the HFMA in 2006-07, was one of the authors of a 2007 report from the HFMA that urged hospitals to overhaul how they set prices for services with the goal of making them more understandable and transparent for patients.