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 promote a range of policy recommendations, outreach programs, communication tools, educational resources and other measures intended to improve distinct aspects of medical billing.
The HBMA Government Relations Committee, led by committee chair Randal Roat, CHBME, will include 12 additional regional chairs to work with regional Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) throughout the country and key stakeholders in Washington D.C. Bill Finerfrock of Capitol Associates, HBMA’s legislative consultant, has an expanded role as Director of Government Affairs for the team of nearly 30 members.
“One of our mainstays to HBMA’s members and industry stakeholders is to drive vital program initiatives and address regulatory issues affecting medical billing, compliance and administrative simplification,” says Roat. “The future of the billing industry will be increasingly predicated by government activity. The strengthened focus and consistency of this new operating model will better facilitate the relationships and activities required for survival in a much more regulated environment.”
HBMA member may have already noticed the increased communication newsletters from government relations. If you’d like more information on the happenings of the expanded committee, please let us know.
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