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ESRD MCP BILLING

Tuesday, October 8th 2013 3:47 pm
Ms. Colleen M. Collins
Does anyone care to share their views on billing visits for ESRD patients when a complete monthly assessment is not furnished,  but the doctor sees the patient once or twice at a dialysis center? Thank you for any light you can shed on this issue. Read More
16 Comments - Last: Nadeem Saiyed, CHPS at 02/09/2017 2:38 pm

Critical issues in healthcare billing

Friday, September 20th 2013 7:46 am
Richard Pizzi, Editorial Director Brad Lund, HBMA's Executive Director A conversation with Brad Lund, HBMA's executive director NEW GLOUCESTER, ME | September 18, 2013 The Healthcare Billing & Management Association holds its annual conference this week in Las Vegas. HBMA's membership consists of over 600... Read More
6 Comments - Last: Mr. William Sanu at 11/29/2016 4:02 am

Is Your Billing Company Registered for HBMA's Free Professional Billing Service Locator Service?

Tuesday, August 27th 2013 10:17 am
Physician owners and medical practice administrators are already signing up and may be looking for you! Today, the HBMA unveiled the free, fully automated Professional Billing Service Locator (PBSL) service, a platform that provides an efficient way for physician owners and medical practice administrators to easily find a trusted, professional medical billing partner. HBMA developed the... Read More
6 Comments - Last: Mr. Tasik Game at 02/17/2017 9:40 am

The Full Program Has Been Announced for the 2013 HBMA Fall National Conference

Tuesday, August 13th 2013 10:18 am
Mrs. Fran Cashen
This is a challenging time for healthcare professionals due to the changing payment models, and HBMA is providing answers and direction to help our industry prepare for what's ahead. HBMA announced its Fall Conference education program designed to prepare revenue cycle management professionals for their changing future in healthcare, September 18-20, 2013 at Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las... Read More
46 Comments - Last: Mr. genies alan, BSE, CAC, CEMC at 02/17/2017 7:47 pm

Fall National Conference Designed to Help Revenue Cycle Management Professionals

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013 10:20 am
This week, the Healthcare Billing& Management Association announced the details of its popular Fall Conference for medical billing professionals. Held September 18-20, 2013 at Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, the conference promises to deliver outstanding educational sessions and invaluable legislative insights for medical billing professionals. The two-and-a-half day conference... Read More
10 Comments - Last: Mr. pawan Kumar at 02/18/2017 3:39 am

Prepare to be Entertained!

Tuesday, July 9th 2013 10:20 am
Mrs. Sherri Dumford, MBA
It was just announced that Steve Rizzo, AKA "The Attitude Adjuster" will be the Keynote Speaker at this year's Fall Annual Conference! For HBMA conference attendees, Steve will bring his captivating ability to engage attendees with laughter as he challenges them to SHIFT their focus and way of thinking to discover greater enthusiasm, increased productivity and new levels of... Read More
10 Comments - Last: Miss Mia Thomas at 02/18/2017 1:09 am

EHR Data Interface Issues for the Third-Party Biller

Tuesday, June 25th 2013 10:21 am
Mr. Ron Sterling
Third-party billers face a variety of business and technical challenges in interfacing with electronic health records (EHR) and other systems. Indeed, some of the initiatives in the healthcare industry will continue to complicate the establishment and maintenance of data interfaces for the foreseeable future. In this month's issue of HBMA Billing, Ron Sterling, independent EHR consultant... Read More
7 Comments - Last: Mr. Alex Berger at 12/04/2016 3:56 am

Spring Conference - Orlando - You do not want to miss!!

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 12:24 pm
Ms. Judy R. Cardenas
It is now only weeks away for the Spring Orlando Conference.  This is going to be a great conference and a "DO NOT WANT TO MISS" 20th anniversary event. Our exhibit hall is going to have over 60 vendors demonstrating to our members the best they have to offer.  This is a chance for all of us to see first hand what is new and how it can assist our company.  ... Read More
5 Comments - Last: Mr. Ambrose ADA at 02/14/2017 3:49 am

Billing Under PPACA ... ­Elusive or Transformational

Monday, January 7th 2013 12:38 pm
Mr. Ron M. Decker
The law of the past cannot be eluded.The law of the present and future cannot be eluded,The law of the living cannot be eludedˇ­it is eternal,The law of promotion and transformation cannot be eludedˇ­   Walt Whitman - "Leaves of Grass" In 1961, I was born in a hospital that had been converted from a home in a small town 40 miles from the suburban community where my... Read More
7 Comments - Last: Mr. Jessica Ireland at 02/13/2017 2:16 pm

HBMA welcomes The Honorable Newt Gingrich to the HBMA 2012 Fall Conference!

Tuesday, August 28th 2012 11:59 am
The Healthcare Billing and Management Association (www.HBMA.org)  announced that The Honorable Newt Gingrich will be giving the Opening Keynote for its Fall Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Among his many other distinctions, the Honorable Newt Gingrich is... Read More
2 Comments - Last: Theresa katharine at 12/26/2016 5:31 am

ACOs and Their Effect on 3rd Party Medical Billing Companies

Friday, August 24th 2012 12:02 pm
In order to fully appreciate the impact ACOs will have on 3rd party medical billing companies, it’s important to understand what the ACO is and what it’s meant to accomplish.  The ACO, or Accountable Care Organization, is destined to play an increasing role in Medicare healthcare delivery in 2012 and beyond.  As part of the healthcare reform movement, the idea behind... Read More
3 Comments - Last: Mr. William Sanu at 11/29/2016 4:00 am

HBMA Commercial Payor Relations Committee Works With Major Payors To Improve Administrative Simplification

Thursday, August 9th 2012 12:14 pm
Mrs. Sherri Dumford, MBA
Meetings Established with Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Wellpoint and CIGNA LAGUNA BEACH, California – August 6, 2012 – The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (www.HBMA.org), the premiere, non-profit educational resource and advocacy group representing third-party medical billing companies and billing professionals, announced today that its Commercial Payor Relations... Read More
7 Comments - Last: Mr. Amily Dollers Meave at 02/06/2017 1:47 am

FREE Audiocast - Join HBMA Government Affairs for overview on Supreme Court decision on Healthcare Reform

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 10:50 am
"Supreme Court Update: What did they say? What does it mean?" FREE audio cast with Bill Finerfrock, HBMA Director of Government Affairs  on FRIDAY, JULY 6TH from 1:00 - 2:00pm This is perhaps the most anticipated federal ruling in recent American history. There are implications for the states, all sectors of the health care and life sciences industry, and for all... Read More
3 Comments - Last: Miss Sabrina Steinman at 12/22/2016 12:01 pm

HBMA Hill Visit and Lobby Day

Monday, June 11th 2012 9:58 am
Registration for the HBMA Hill Visit and Lobby Day closes June 14th, 2012!  No late entries will be accepted. Recognizing the need to educate Congress about the critical issues affecting medical billing companies and physicians’ clients, the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA), is offering its first-ever 'How to Lobby' program with a visit to Capitol Hill in... Read More
2 Comments - Last: Miss Teresa Johnson at 02/11/2017 4:54 am

HBMA Education on Demand - NEW!

Tuesday, April 24th 2012 11:46 am
One of the newest additions to our educational offerings is the 'HBMA Education On Demand' area.  This new area is comprised of recorded webinars, seminars, and material recorded specifically to offer as 'On Demand'.  When you purchase these programs via the HBMA Store or Education Calendar you will receive the files immediately in your 'My Downloads' area on your 'My Account'... Read More
15 Comments - Last: Mr. Black Men at 02/17/2017 8:48 am

With thanks to all who made the HBMA 2012 Spring Educational Conference such a success

Tuesday, April 24th 2012 11:11 am
How do you adequately say thank you to so many people who made the HBMA 2012 Spring Educational Conference last week such a success??  I will begin with the Education Committee who worked for the last 8+ months to make the educational opportunities fit the needs of our members = working ON YOUR BUSINESS instead of working FOR your business.  I am confident that all who attended... Read More
7 Comments - Last: Miss Melody Wilson at 02/14/2017 4:48 am

Counting down to the Opening Reception on April 19th in New Orleans!

Wednesday, March 28th 2012 10:56 am
Ms. Judy R. Cardenas
We hope you are already making your plans to join us in New Orleans for the HBMA 2012 Spring Educational Conference! We are counting down to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 19th with nearly 60 exhibitors in our Exhibitor Showcase this year - many joining us for the very first time!  You will be certain to find an abundance of opportunities to shop,... Read More
11 Comments - Last: Mr. Adil James Malik at 02/16/2017 4:06 am

Don't become a statistic!

Wednesday, March 28th 2012 10:55 am
Mr. Joe Schendel
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I mention Disaster Preparedness for your company?  Hurricane? Tornado? Fire? Earthquake? Time in the "DOJ Hotel"?  Yep, you do know it is a HIPAA Regulation that your company MUST have Administrative Safeguards in place?  Statistics show that 93% of the companies that experienced a... Read More
12 Comments - Last: Mr. john cruise at 02/08/2017 8:13 pm

HBMA Has Expanded Our Government Relations Committee

Tuesday, February 28th 2012 10:53 am
Prompted by the steadfast increase in regulatory activity and scrutiny in the years ahead and our continual goal of exceeding member’s educational and advocacy needs, we’re excited to announce the development of an enhanced association government relations committee. The mission of this standing committee is to collaborate with the public sector and industry stakeholders to... Read More
2 Comments - Last: Mr. Steven Matthew at 02/13/2017 9:25 am

HBMA 2012 Annual Compliance Conference Coming to Tampa

Thursday, January 26th 2012 9:43 am
Mrs. Holly J. Louie, RN, CHBME
HBMA 2012 Annual Compliance Conference Coming to Tampa HBMA is pleased to share the details of our 2012 Annual Compliance Conference designed for both third-party and first-party billers! Held at the InterContinental Hotel in Tampa, Fla., March 6-9, 2012, HBMA’s Compliance Conference will allow attendees to gain a deeper understanding of pressing issues relating to compliance... Read More
2 Comments - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/02/2016 6:47 pm

2012 HBMA Board of Directors and Officers Announced

Monday, January 9th 2012 11:54 am
This week, HBMA announced its 2012 Board of Directors. Headlining the executive leadership is HBMA’s Don Rodden, CPA, CHBME of HealthPro Medical Billing, Inc. Don takes over the reins from successful 2011 President Jackie Willett to drive strategy and deliver quality educational resources to medical billing industry. Don was quoted on his goals for the forthcoming year leading the... Read More
3 Comments - Last: Mr. Divya J. Chinni at 12/13/2016 8:45 pm

Independent Physicians Going Broke

Friday, January 6th 2012 4:01 pm
Mr. Curt L. Cvikota
I was reading an article last night entitled 'Doctors Going Broke' on cnn.com about how independent physicians are struggling these days to make ends meet . Between higher costs for malpractice, higher drug costs, and declining reimbursements, the practices interviewed were in quite a bind. Perhaps you are like me, in that, as a member of the Medical Billing industry, I have learned to... Read More
2 Comments - Last: Mr. Amily Dollers Meave at 02/06/2017 1:50 am

Lessons learned in 5010 Readiness

Thursday, December 15th 2011 9:57 am
Mr. Curt L. Cvikota
We have been finalizing our 5010 conversion these past couple of months and are coming to grips with the ramifications of what we can expect from our payers. Currently the Cvikota Company has a mix of direct relationships with payers and clearinghouse arrangements with our smaller volume payers. We’ve heavily relied on HBMA’s (www.hbma.org) 5010 readiness resources and education.... Read More
4 Comments - Last: Mr. Stephan Dennis at 02/09/2017 6:26 am

SGR Update - Dec 14, 2011

Wednesday, December 14th 2011 2:29 pm
Mr. Bill Finerfrock
December 14, 2011 To: HBMA (http://www.hbma.org) MembershipFrom:   HBMA Government Relations Committee Re:        SGR Update Late yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a bill, H.R. 3630 that would, among other things, "fix" the SGR problem for 2 years.  Under this bill, instead of a 27.4% cut in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule... Read More
1 Comment - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/02/2016 6:46 pm

HBMA Participated in National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Hearing

Monday, November 21st 2011 9:57 am
  Last week, two presenters representing HBMA testified at the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics’ annual hearing of its Subcommittee on Standards. The two testimonies covered provider enrollment claim edits as they relate to section 10109 of the Affordable Care Act. Dave Nicholson, CHBME, president and CEO of Baltimore-based medical billing and practice... Read More
11 Comments - Last: Mr. Dwyane Hudson at 02/13/2017 12:27 am

Sound Off!

Monday, November 14th 2011 5:17 pm
Ms. Madelon I. Berger, MPH, MA, CCS-p, CPC, CHBME
We are continuing to build upon a very popular feature in Billing, entitled "Sound Off!".   Please note, we may not be able to include everyone's response. We would like to hear from you on the following topic: Pros and Cons of Using iPads vs Droids  (phones and tablets)  Please limit your response to 25 words and email... Read More
5 Comments - Last: Mr. himanshu mishra at 02/04/2017 3:39 am

Join HBMA for our 3rd Annual EHR Summit

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011 4:32 pm
Mr. Patrick F. Lukacs, CPA, CHBME
We are excited to announce the details for HBMA’s 2011 EHR Summit. The third annual event will be held at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., on November 16-18, 2011. This three-day event will meet the needs of both first- and third-party medical billers and the practices they serve, regardless of their organization’s current EHR system/model. Each of the three days... Read More
1 Comment - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/02/2016 6:53 pm

Ready for 5010?

Tuesday, November 1st 2011 10:59 am
In an October 26 article featured online at ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals, Holly Louie, RN, CHBME, PCS represented HBMA’s ICD-10/5010 committee as she discussed the concerns surrounding the soon conversion from 4010 to 5010. Read Holly's article here. Bob Burleigh also recently participated in an interview with Healthcare Finance News discussing... Read More
9 Comments - Last: user name at 02/16/2017 11:18 am

HBMA Develops Standard Definitions for 5010 Readiness

Tuesday, October 18th 2011 3:36 pm
Mrs. Holly J. Louie, RN, CHBME
For months, providers, health plans and others involved in the electronic claims submission industry have announced that they were ready to begin testing and/or processing transactions via the new 5010 standard. However, once moving into the testing phase, it became apparent to HBMA’s members that providers and health plans had different definitions of what it meant to be ready to... Read More
2 Comments - Last: toonami yoyo at 01/02/2017 8:57 am

Download the New HBMA Conference App Today!

Wednesday, September 7th 2011 3:33 pm
HBMA attendees and exhibitors have always been tech-savvy, and increasingly they’ve been relying on the use of smartphones and other devices to stay in touch with their business back at the office. As a result of HBMA’s continual efforts to enhance the conference experience for all event participants,  attendees, speakers and exhibitors at this year’s HBMA Annual Fall... Read More
1 Comment - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/01/2016 4:16 am

Urgent Changes Needed for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Thursday, September 1st 2011 3:21 pm
Mrs. Jackie Willett, CHBME
On behalf of its more than 750 member companies, HBMA submitted comments to CMS and the Department of Health and Human Services on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule as published in the July 19, 2011 Federal Register. The  proposed rules are of great concern to healthcare providers and the HBMA membership base as a whole, so the... Read More
3 Comments - Last: Mr. Robin son John at 02/10/2017 12:45 am

Keynote Speakers and Additional Sessions Announced for September’s Annual Conference

Monday, August 15th 2011 3:33 pm
Each year, HBMA designs its conferences and educational lineup to ensure the experience is as compelling as possible, allowing attendees to walk away with actionable knowledge that they can immediately apply within their organizations to improve medical billing and management processes. The keynote addresses and pre- and post-conference sessions at this year’s 2011 Annual Fall... Read More
1 Comment - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/01/2016 4:19 am

The Complexities of the EHR Industry Will Affect Your Business – Will You Be Ready?

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011 4:57 pm
Mr. Patrick F. Lukacs, CPA, CHBME
“Understanding the complexities of EHR implementations and how it affects the revenue cycle are some of the greatest challenges I have faced since I’ve been in the medical billing industry.” Sound familiar? I’ve heard it from a number of our members recently, so you’re certainly not alone. HBMA’s EHR Committee is already gearing up for our annual EHR... Read More
6 Comments - Last: Mr. arm dass at 02/08/2017 11:09 am

HBMA returns to Las Vegas for its 2011 Fall Annual Conference!

Monday, August 1st 2011 11:06 am
Mrs. Jackie Willett, CHBME
This week, HBMA announced details of the association’s 2011 Annual Fall Conference, returning to The Bellagio Las Vegas, September 14-16, 2011. Featuring three full days of educational sessions, legislative insights and networking opportunities for the medical billing community, this event will examine what seems to be a recurring theme: “In 2011, change is the new normal.”... Read More
3 Comments - Last: Mr. aadhi hyper prasada at 02/02/2017 5:11 am

Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of Revenue Cycle Technology

Monday, June 27th 2011 9:08 pm
Ms. Charlotte Martin
With the growing demands of health care reform, getting appropriate reimbursement has become a bigger challenge. Many billing services look to revenue cycle management solutions to simplify claims processing and to meet new standards, such as the version 5010 format and ICD-10 code set requirements. But, how can you make sure you and your clients get the most out of revenue... Read More
4 Comments - Last: Miss Emily Rose, CFPC at 02/10/2017 1:32 am

CHBME Summer Summit Less Than Three Weeks Away!

Monday, June 27th 2011 1:21 pm
Mrs. Jackie Willett, CHBME
Taking place at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado, July 14-16, 2011, HBMA University’s first annual CHBME Summer Summit offers five modules dedicated to mastery of business competency and practice. We hope to see you there! One of the tenets of our association is its ability to provide superior educational resources for our members and the industry as a whole, and this two... Read More
2 Comments - Last: toonami yoyo at 12/26/2016 6:28 am

HBMA Addresses CMS and Congress

Thursday, June 23rd 2011 3:52 pm
Mrs. Jackie Willett, CHBME
Last week, I traveled with members of HBMA’s government relations committee to support the association’s continuing advocacy outreach and partnership with CMS. Through a day-long session, we met with key CMS program directors to address the regulatory Issues facing the business of medical billing, while sharing the results and findings from our annual Provider Satisfaction Survey. ... Read More
7 Comments - Last: Mr. ramya sree at 02/08/2017 11:49 pm

Revenue Reality Check

Tuesday, May 24th 2011 4:41 pm
Mrs. Jackie Willett, CHBME
Recently, HBMA President Jackie Willett, CHBME and President-Elect Don Rodden, CPA, CHBME teamed up to tackle the challenge of lost revenue for the first-party billing community in a four-part article series appearing in Medical Office Today. Executive Director Brad Lund and PR Committee Chair Karen Linsteadt, CHBME also contributed to this article by providing additional insights and... Read More
1 Comment - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/02/2016 6:14 pm

How to maneuver obstacles to getting fully reimbursed

Tuesday, May 24th 2011 4:40 pm
Ms. Jeanne Gilreath
In a feature article that appeared in the May 10 issue of Medical Economics and online at Modern Medicine, Theodore Strange, MD, FACP, and I examine the administrative burdens placed on physicians because of inconsistent commercial payor processes, while discussing ways to simplify the complex model. Read more… Read More
4 Comments - Last: Mr. himanshu mishra at 02/04/2017 3:42 am

HBMA Turns Spotlight on Orlando and Chicago: May Meetings to Focus on Regional Challenges

Tuesday, April 26th 2011 9:00 am
Mrs. Sherri Dumford, MBA
With each new change in legislation, maintaining a regional focus in today’s healthcare arena is becoming more and more crucial. To this end, HBMA is announcing  the addition of two upcoming regional events – Thursday, May 12 in Orlando, Fla. and Friday, May 13 in Chicago. While the meetings will address some issues from a national or macro level, each one is really designed... Read More
1 Comment - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/01/2016 4:35 am

HBMA’s Medical Billing Community Represented at CMS Open Door Forum

Monday, April 25th 2011 5:32 pm
We wanted to share the exciting news that our very own Jud Neal, chair of HBMA’s certification committee and president and CEO, Physician’s Business Network was a featured presenter for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Special Open Door Forum on Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Programs on April 14. ... Read More
5 Comments - Last: Mr. John Decker at 02/01/2017 12:51 am

New Feature: "Sound Off"

Monday, April 25th 2011 12:29 pm
Mr. Matt Travers
We are adding a new feature to Billing, entitled "Sound Off" We would like to hear from you on the following topic: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing such as data entry, accounts receivable management, etc. Please limit your response to 25 words or email it to: soundoff@hbma.org by Friday April 29. Also, please indicate whether you would like your name, initials, and/or state... Read More
5 Comments - Last: Mr. Amily Dollers Meave at 02/06/2017 1:52 am

Follow HBMA on Facebook and Twitter

Wednesday, April 6th 2011 4:19 pm
Mr. Matt Travers
We have the opportunity to participate in a free and interactive relationship with HBMA through our regularly updated social networks and blog. HBMA members will be kept up-to-date on current events, relevant topics, available resources, educational events, and entertaining information. Members are encouraged to participate and network. Facebook:... Read More
3 Comments - Last: Miss Suzanne Mowery at 02/06/2017 3:45 am

Say Hello to Medicaid RACs

Wednesday, March 16th 2011 4:15 pm
February 28, 2011 In an article featured in the February 28 issue of For The Record, Holly Louie, CHBME and Robert Burleigh, CHBME represented HBMA’s Ethics and Compliance committee and were frequently quoted by the author as experts on the Medicaid RAC issue. Read more… Read More
1 Comment - Last: Mr. William Sanu at 11/29/2016 4:04 am

Reshaping Healthcare Organizations Through Physician Leadership

Wednesday, March 16th 2011 4:14 pm
March 16, 2011 In an article featured in March’s Executive Insight, HBMA member, Don Rodden, CPA, CHBME outlines five proactive steps that healthcare providers can take to improve both leadership and teamwork across their organizations. Read more… Read More
2 Comments - Last: Mr. William Sanu at 11/29/2016 3:54 am

HIPAA 5010 Puts Providers in IT Triage

Monday, March 7th 2011 10:07 am
HBMA member Jerry Killough was featured in Health Data Management’s March 2011 cover story, where he provided the crucial technical perspective on the new claims standard, and what it means for medical billers. Although the forthcoming 5010 claims standard offers some benefits, meeting its 2012 deadline will be difficult for providers struggling to meet meaningful use. Read the full... Read More
8 Comments - Last: Ms. Alvin Adam at 02/18/2017 8:07 am

ModernHealthcare.com

Thursday, March 3rd 2011 12:21 pm
Executive Director Brad Lund was on hand at HIMSS 2011 in Orlando representing the Healthcare Billing and Management Association. While onsite, he was interviewed by Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn about some of the keys to success in ICD-10 implementation for medical billers and their healthcare provider customers. View the full video interview here. Read More
4 Comments - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/02/2016 6:13 pm

Details Announced for HBMA’s “Deep. In the Heart” Spring Conference

Tuesday, March 1st 2011 9:50 am
The medical billing industry is operating during a period of great uncertainty, from the complexities of IT integration and provider consolidation, to legislative and regulatory hurdles. HBMA’s Spring Conference, taking place at the Grand Hyatt on the famed and newly expanded Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, April 3-5, 2011, has been specifically designed to help attendees confront... Read More
2 Comments - Last: toonami yoyo at 12/26/2016 12:38 pm

2011 HBMA Board of Directors Announced

Monday, January 17th 2011 9:10 am
This week, HBMA announced its 2011 Board of Directors. Headlining the executive leadership is HBMA’s longest tenured board member, our own Jackie Willett, CHBME. Jackie takes over the reins from successful 2010 President Scott Everson to drive strategy and build stakeholder relations for our association.   Jackie was recently quoted on the promising year that lies ahead:... Read More
2 Comments - Last: Mr. Amily Dollers Meave at 02/06/2017 1:51 am

Fierce Health Finance

Thursday, December 9th 2010 1:01 pm
The editor of FierceHealthFinance interviewed HBMA President Scott Everson regarding the association’s perspectives on the ongoing sustainable growth revenue (SGR) debate. The full article can be found here. Read More
4 Comments - Last: Mr. Alex Berger at 01/30/2017 3:46 am

HBMA Unveils its Enhanced Certification Program for 2011

Thursday, December 2nd 2010 1:24 pm
HBMA Unveils its Enhanced Certification Program for 2011 By Judson S. Neal, Chair of HBMA’s Certification Committee November 30, 2010 There has never been a better time for both first- and third-party medical billing professionals to evaluate the importance of certification. Language in this year’s Health Care Reform bill specifically describe the... Read More
3 Comments - Last: Mr. Jeffry Richards at 12/21/2016 8:12 am

Payers & Providers coverage

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010 3:05 pm
Looming Consequences of SGR By Scott Everson, CHBME With the support of HBMA’s Government Relations Committee, HBMA President Scott Everson presented his thoughts on how a permanent fix is needed to the ongoing SGR problem in the November 18 issue of Payers & Providers. Read more… Editor’s Note: On the day of this story’s publication, the... Read More
2 Comments - Last: Mr. James Stephane Bailey at 11/18/2016 11:56 pm

HBMA’s CPR Committee Identifies the Top 10 Challenges to Payer Relations

Sunday, October 17th 2010 9:20 pm
HBMA’s CPR Committee Identifies the Top 10 Challenges to Payer Relations By Sherri Dumford, CHBME, MBA October 20, 2010 HBMA’s Commercial Payer Relations committee was recently featured in the October issue of Managed Healthcare Executive. The feature article, “Consistent Administrative Rules Slim Down the Need for Rework,” was written by... Read More
2 Comments - Last: Miss Victoria Zoey at 12/22/2016 12:47 am

5010 Transaction Testing: Where are the Payers?

Wednesday, October 13th 2010 2:33 pm
In an article that appeared in the September 13 issue of For the Record magazine, Editor-in-Chief Lee DeOrio asked HBMA’s ICD-10 Committee for its take on why only a small number of providers have begun testing for 5010 transactions. Committee Chair Holly Louie offered, “Even if HBMA members and our software vendors are prepared to meet the deadlines and are ready to... Read More
1 Comment - Last: Mr. aadhi hyper prasada at 02/02/2017 5:08 am

Establish a 'Chain of Trust' with Billers

Wednesday, October 13th 2010 2:32 pm
As seen in Health Data Management. The discovery of four Boston-area community hospitals' paper pathology records at a recycling station in Massachusetts  is a wake-up call to the industry, according to a billing veteran. "You need a concerted effort to make sure this doesn't happen to you," says Holly Louie, R.N., corporate compliance officer at Practice Management Inc., a... Read More
4 Comments - Last: user name at 02/16/2017 11:25 am

EHRs, Outsourcing on the Agenda for HBMA

Thursday, September 9th 2010 4:23 pm
By Eric Wicklund, Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News Electronic health records aren’t just for clinicians anymore. That’s the thinking of the Healthcare Billing & Management Association, which will highlight the importance of EHRs to third-party medical billers and billing professionals during its 2010 Annual Conference, scheduled for Sept. 12-14 in St. Louis. Read... Read More
2 Comments - Last: Mr. Amily Dollers Meave at 02/06/2017 1:48 am

Medical Records in a Public Dump: Another Hot Compliance Topic for the Fall Conference

Thursday, September 9th 2010 12:14 am
Medical Records in a Public Dump: Another Hot Compliance Topic for the Fall Conference By HBMA’s Ethics and Compliance Committee In recent Boston Globe and New York Times articles, billing companies were named in connection with a medical records data breach, one of which apparently involved medical records found in a public dump. While the billing companies named in these... Read More
4 Comments - Last: Mr. WatsonZion WatsonZion WatsonZion at 02/03/2017 5:03 am

Fall Conference Keynote Speakers and Pre-Conference Programs Announced

Tuesday, August 17th 2010 5:09 pm
HBMA certainly promises engaging keynote speakers to open and close the 2010 Annual Fall Conference in St. Louis. Tim Wright, founder of Wright Results, Inc., and William Jessee, MD, FACMPE, FACPM, president and CEO of MGMA, will serve as the show’s opening and closing keynote speakers respectively. The HBMA annual conference embodies the mantra that ‘Change isn’t coming,... Read More
1 Comment - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/02/2016 6:51 pm

HBMA’s Annual Conference Now Just a Month Away!

Tuesday, August 17th 2010 12:25 pm
HBMA’s 2010 Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, September 12-14, 2010, and will feature three full days of educational sessions, legislative insights and networking opportunities for the medical billing community. Year after year, HBMA’s Annual Conference proves to be the premier educational and networking event for medical billing... Read More
1 Comment - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/01/2016 4:50 am

HBMA Plays Key Role in National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Hearing

Thursday, July 29th 2010 1:56 pm
July 28, 2010 Last week, HBMA participated in a hearing conducted by The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS). Taking place at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C., the hearings were hosted by the Subcommittee on Standards and focused on gathering information on the establishment of a national identifier for health plans, and the identification of... Read More
2 Comments - Last: Mr. fatihin nurul at 12/02/2016 6:47 pm

CMS Calls on HBMA to Present at ICD-10 Vendor Conference May 12

Tuesday, June 8th 2010 11:09 am
HBMA was recently called on by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to present at the ICD-10 Vendor Conference in an effort to explore readiness, barriers to success and testing. The one-day conference took place at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington DC, and attracted attendance from a broad range of healthcare industry stakeholders including software vendors, billing... Read More
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Speakers and Agenda Announced for HBMA 2010 Spring Conference

Tuesday, June 8th 2010 11:08 am
We are excited to announce this year’s spring conference will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, April 14-16, 2010! This don’t miss event will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about recent and imminent changes in the healthcare industry through pre-conference and post-conference programs and an array of educational sessions focused on current issues in the... Read More
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HBMA 2010 Compliance Conference Details Announced

Tuesday, June 8th 2010 11:07 am
HBMA is pleased to share the details of our 2010 Compliance Conference designed for both third-party and first-party billers! Taking place at Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, Va., March 9-11, the Compliance Conference will help participants to gain deeper understanding of many issues relating to compliance within the healthcare billing industry. Andrea L. Treese Berlin, senior counsel for... Read More
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HBMA Announces 2010 Board of Directors

Tuesday, June 8th 2010 11:06 am
With the New Year comes HBMA’s appointment of the officers and members of the 2010 HBMA Board of Directors. Please join us in welcoming these individuals as we continue to advance our industry – building on the significant accomplishments of the outgoing board. Officers (one year terms): Past President: Randal Roat CHBME, CBIZ MMP President: Scott... Read More
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Speakers and Agenda Announced for Healthcare Billing & Management Association

Monday, March 8th 2010 9:03 am
Baltimore event will focus on the regulations and technological advances impacting the medical billing industry LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — March 08, 2010 — The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA), a non-profit educational resource and advocacy group representing third-party medical billers and billing professionals, announced today details of the... Read More
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Complaint-based process presents major problems for HIPAA transaction code set adoption

Wednesday, February 10th 2010 9:12 am
Broadly, HIPAA originally set out to simplify administrative procedures in the healthcare industry, and mandated the adoption of regulations for privacy, security, unique health identifiers, and electronic transaction and code sets. Yet the very nature of the process for reporting violations of HIPAA Transaction and Code Sets serves only to deter their adoption, therefore making... Read More
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