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Award Winning Reporter and Best Selling Author, Bob Woodward, to Address HBMA 2013 Spring Educational Conference


Program Faculty of Healthcare Experts Discuss National Issues

ORLANDO, FL. March 13, 2013 — Bob Woodward, national best-selling author, award-winning reporter, and frequent TV political guest, will be giving the keynote address to medical billing professionals from across the nation at the Healthcare Billing & Management Association’s ( Spring Educational Conference and 20th Anniversary Celebration, April 17-19, 2013 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL.

HBMA is recognized nationally as the healthcare revenue cycle management authority. Its Spring Educational Conference is open to healthcare billing professionals who have an interest in gaining knowledge to enhance their businesses in the competitive healthcare revenue cycle process.

“We are excited to have Bob Woodward stand before us to discuss the current and past challenges facing our nation and how they affect the medical billing industry. Bob possesses an unparalleled ability to gain behind-the-scenes access to those who make policy, and the power to persuade people to open up about the policy-making process.” said HBMA Executive Director, Brad Lund. “Also, we have carefully selected our faculty and topics so all our attendees will get information and find answers as they confront the challenges facing medical billing companies and practice management professionals,” continued Lund.

This conference provides a full slate of programs designed to provide up-to-date information on the most significant areas surrounding the business of revenue cycle management. One pre-conference program created for the Compliance Professionals and Executives will provide up-to-the-moment knowledge on HIPAA Enforcement, Revalidation & Enrollment, New Federal Claim Issues, and Updates on ICD-10. Another pre-conference program will cover the Elements to Successfully Maneuver Legal and Operations Opportunities in Your Business.

Topics covered in the main program will include: The Accountable Care Organization and the Basics of the Patient Centered Medical Home, Elements of the Patient Protection and Accountability Care Act, ICD-10 and End-to-End Testing from a Collaborative Perspective, Mobile Devices and Potential HIPAA Breaches, A Tool Box for Dealing with the RAC’s, Negotiation Skills, Growing Your Business, Management Strategies to Help you Become More Efficient, Updates and Solutions for the Current Initiatives of CMS, as well as Important Updates from Washington.

The Spring Conference faculty includes: Randy Brittingham, Product Mgr./Tech Writer, CPU Medical Management Systems; Robert B. Burleigh, CHBME, Brandywine Healthcare Services; Curt Cvikota, CHBME, The Cvikota Company, Inc.; Frank Cohen, Senior Analyst, The Frank Cohen Group, LLC; Jordan Firfer, Esq. BCBSFL; Bill Finerfrock, HBMA Director of Government Relations; Joseph P. Gordillo, Partner & VP Business Development, Think! Inc.; Dave Jakielo, CHBME, Seminars & Consulting; Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq., Partner, Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, PC.; Mark LeBlanc, author, Small Business Success Inc.; Gregory N. Larkin, MD, CMO, OURHEALTH Inc.; Melody W. Mulaik, Coding Strategies, Inc.; Jim Sheldon-Dean, Founder & Director of Compliance Services, Lewis Creek Systems, LLC; Steve M. Verno, Everest University; Erica Youngerman, Esq., Associate, Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, PC.

In addition to outstanding educational opportunities, the HBMA Spring Educational Conference and 20th Anniversary Celebration will include: an Exhibitor Showcase featuring products and services for the billing professional; breakfasts, luncheons, receptions, and the HBMA Tim Maher Memorial Golf Tournament, all providing important networking time for attendees; along with the 20th Anniversary Celebration reflecting on the association’s past twenty years.

To learn more, or to register for the HBMA 2013 Spring Educational Conference, go to or call 1-800.640.4262 or click on one of the conference registration links below.  NOTE: Attendees must register for each of these events separately. 

Bob Woodward - Keynote Speaker for HBMA 2013 Spring Educational Conference

HBMA 2013 Spring Educational Healthcare Billing Conference Tim Maher Memorial Golf Tournament

About HBMA

A non-profit, member-led trade association celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2013, the Healthcare Billing & Management Association ( represents more than 30,000 employees at well over 700 third-party medical billing firms. Annually, HBMA companies submit more than 350 million initial claims on behalf of hospital-based physicians, office-based physicians and other allied healthcare providers. As the only trade association representing the interests of medical billers in Washington D.C., HBMA works with legislative stakeholders and federal agencies to improve the business of medical billing and the practice of healthcare. HBMA members provide a variety of business support services for the nation’s physician practices. At the core of these services is the processing of over 30% of all physicians’ insurance claims.

Press contact information:

Fran Cashen, HBMA Public Relations, 949-735-5641

Brad Lund, HBMA Executive Director, 877-640-4262

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