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The Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA) is pleased to present the 2015 Annual Compliance Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Newport Beach, California March 17-19.
Six members have earned the well-respected accreditation of CHBME—a Certified Healthcare Billing & Management Executive of the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (
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HBMA recently developed an online tool to help healthcare providers find medical billing companies that will meet their healthcare billing needs.  The Professional Billing Service Locator (PBSL) will immediately identify the specialties, service details, and contact information of the most relevant and qualified medical billing companies in the region that fit a medical practice’s specific profile.
The HBMA announces the program for the HBMA Fall Medical Billing Conference which will include sessions on Reimbursement Models, Successful ICD-10 Implementation, Addressing Administrative Simplification, EHR Incentives, Meaningful Use Overview, Healthcare Reform Updates from Washington, and more. 
The HBMA announced its popular Fall Conference for medical billing professionals, Sept 18-20, 2013 at Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.The two-and-a-half day conference offers educational sessions covering important topics such as: compliance issues including ICD-10 updates,using  latest technologies, updates in HIPAA legislation and enforcement, administrative simplifications to improve business operations, improving social media outreach, understanding the CMS EHR Program, new ways to extract data and analyze a practice’s revenue cycle, and the impact ACOs will have on existing RCM business models.
HBMA announces its new alliance with Everest College, a part of Corinthian Colleges, one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America for Medical and Insurance Billing and Coding (MIBC) students.

Because of its significant role in revenue cycle management, the Healthcare Billing and Management Association ( was invited recently to participate in discussions with the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Subcommittee on Standards in Washington, D.C. to provide an update on the status of transitioning from ICD-9 CM to ICD-10 CM by the October 1, 2014 effective date.

The Healthcare Billing and Management Association ( held its annual HBMA Spring Educational Conference in Orlando, Florida, where a number of medical billing issues were discussed, primarily government involvement in the business of healthcare billing.  Insurance market reform entitlement and tax reform, sequestration, debt limit, and the SGR fix were topics covered by HBMA Director of Government Affairs, Bill Finerfrock Other sessions included information on ACOs, ICD-10 Readiness and more.
The HBMA Executive Summit for healthcare billing professionals is July 17-20, 2013, and will address core business topics such as disaster recovery, hiring, outsourcing, benchmarking, sales and marketing, technology, accounting and more. This conference will also include an opportunity to meet with your representatives on Capitol Hill.
HBMA supports New Healthcare Simplification Programs to eliminate administrative redundancies
Program Faculty of Healthcare Experts Discuss National Issues
Award-Winning Reporter, Bob Woodward, Joins Distinguished Speakers at Association’s 20th Anniversary Kick-off Conference
Important Information for Medical Billing Professionals

The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (, recognized as the healthcare revenue cycle management authority, announced today its 2013 officers and confirmation of its Board of Directors.

Healthcare billing organization recognized for industry knowledge.
HBMA members believe that should this cut occur as scheduled, thousands of physicians will either dramatically curtail the number of Medicare patients they will see in their practice, or in the most extreme cases, no longer accept Medicare patients.
This article appeared in 'Physicians Advantage on September 20, 2012.
HBMA's Director of Operations, Sherri Dumford, is interviewed by BC Advantage Medical Office Profession Magazine in November 2012. 
Information about the 2013 Compliance Conference that will take place in Costa Mesa, California, from March 5-8, 2013.
Meetings Established with Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Wellpoint and CIGNA
HBMA invited to Washington to testify before The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Standards Subcommittee regarding the change to ICD-10
Press Release regarding updates in government issues and regulations.  Regional workshops address billing issues for Texas, Illinois, Ohio, California
The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (, the premiere, non-profit educational resource and advocacy group representing third-party medical billers and billing professionals, is offering this Executive Development Summit for Medical Billing Professionals.
HBMA’s First “How to Lobby” Program in D.C.
08/27/2009 - AHIP Presentation
08/27/2009 - ICD-10 Taskforce