HBMA was formed in 1993 by a core group of individuals who had a vision of a forum, rich in resources, to guide their collective efforts towards a highly professional image within the medical community.
The Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA), a non-profit professional trade association, is a major voice in the revenue cycle management industry in the United States. HBMA members collectively submit a significant percentage of all initial medical claims to the country’s governmental and commercial payors. Those claims not submitted by HBMA member companies are usually submitted directly by the provider.
Although HBMA membership includes some of the nation’s largest billing companies (1,000+ employees submitting millions of claims), the typical HBMA member is a small to medium sized business employing, on average 40 – 50 individuals. Nearly half of HBMA members have clients in more than one state.
HBMA is a recognized revenue cycle management (RCM) authority by both the commercial insurance industry and the governmental agencies that regulate or otherwise affect the U.S. healthcare system.
HBMA Core ValuesHBMA values the highest level of professionalism, integrity and compliant business practices in every aspect of our industry. We expect transparency and accountability from our leaders while ensuring the continued growth of the Association by providing valuable benefits and resources to our members and other industry stakeholders.
HBMA MissionHBMA is committed to advancing the healthcare billing and management industry through advocacy and by providing education, information and other valuable resources to its members while promoting high ethical and professional standards.
HBMA MembersThe HBMA membership, representing more than 47,000 employees at nearly 500 revenue cycle management firms and professional billing departments. An increasing number also offer accounts receivable management, consulting, electronic medical record services and practice management functions.
Ethics & IntegrityHBMA is serious about ethics and integrity. With the objective of eliminating unethical practices from the industry, HBMA partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General to write compliance plan guidelines for third-party medical billing companies. In addition, the association has developed the Medical Biller's Code of Ethics, which members agree to adhere to.
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