Education and TrainingHBMA sponsors four major gatherings each year - the Spring Educational Conference, the Fall Annual Meeting, and two Owners and Managers Conferences - that bring you the latest on healthcare industry trends, billing and practice management business strategies, government updates and more. You will get a chance to review the newest products and services available from industry vendors at our exhibit rooms, and above all you will enjoy countless chances to network with other top billing company executives. Participants also receive credits toward certification under HBMA's prestigious Healthcare Billing and Management Executive program.
CertificationHBMA oversees the Certified Healthcare Billing and Management Executive program, aimed at demonstrating to your peers - and, most of all, your current and prospective clients - that you are dedicated to continuing professional education in this fast-changing, challenging industry. This rigorous program not only enhances the healthcare billing and management industry's image within the wider healthcare community, but it also offers HBMA members an additional way to differentiate themselves from other billers, boosting their edge in this increasingly competitive field.
Government RelationsEvery billing professional knows that government actions, either through legislation on Capitol Hill or regulatory actions taken by the executive branch agencies, have major impacts on their company's operations - and on their bottom line. HBMA's crack government relations professionals keep a close eye on these actions, constantly alerting you to what's being considered by whom, and what you can do about it.
Compliance ProgramsHBMA has worked with government representatives to develop workable, practical compliance guidelines to help you avoid becoming entangled in a government fraud or abuse investigation. The association also sponsors the industry's only Compliance Course specifically aimed at the needs of third party healthcare billers.
Product and Service DiscountsBy using the combined purchasing power of more than 500 billing companies nationwide, HBMA brings you substantial discounts on products and services critical to your business, including: errors and omissions insurance; credit processing services to assist in speedier reimbursements; CPT's, ICD-9's and other valuable products from Medicode, and more.
Billing NewsletterAs soon as you join, you begin receiving HBMA's information-packed industry newsletter, Billing, containing a wide range of industry and HBMA news, information about upcoming events, government relations activities and business tips.
Networking With Other Billing ProfessionalsAll of HBMA's events and services work together to keep you in touch with other professionals just like you. Through our national membership directory, our newsletter and above all at our educational events, you will make and keep invaluable contacts with other professionals who know what this industry demands, and who want to know more.