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HBMA Announces Details of the 2010 EHR Summit

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10/20/2010

HBMA Announces Details of the 2010 EHR Summit

Sessions will provide education and insights to two distinct groups of medical billers: those in the evaluation stage of EHR solutions and those looking to maximize the relationship with their existing vendor

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – October 20, 2010 – The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA), a non-profit educational resource and advocacy group representing third-party medical billers and billing professionals, today announced details of the association’s second annual EHR Summit, which will be held at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, November 17-19, 2010.

“HBMA understands that this is a challenging business climate for medical billing professionals looking to capitalize on legislative and regulatory changes without losing their competitive edge,” said Patrick Lukacs, Chair of HBMA’s EHR Committee. “The dual-track format of this year’s EHR Summit is an exciting new direction for our event, and one that will benefit both those who have yet to select an EHR vendor and those looking to maximize existing EHR-partner relationships.”

Featuring three general sessions and ten concurrent sessions along two tracks, the program is designed to meet the educational needs of both first- and third-party medical billers, regardless of their organization’s current EHR system/model. Track A of the summit has been designed for medical billing professionals looking to select and partner with an EHR vendor that best matches the needs of their organization. This track will provide participants with tools for better vendor evaluation and selection; business model development and project management; and legal contracting analysis. Alternatively, Track B of the summit is ideal for those who have already selected a vendor but are looking for the latest insights into implementation strategies, market opportunities data migrations and interfaces; lab, imaging and eRX integration; e-discovery and medical legal issues; and the latest industry updates on HIEs and RECs.”

Mark Anderson, FHIMISS, CPHIMS from the AC Group will present the opening keynote address, “The BIG Picture of EHR's,” and will be on-hand for all three days to lead discussions as well as meet with individual attendees. In addition to the educational sessions, the summit will feature ten nationally recognized EHR vendors to provide onsite product demonstrations and answer questions about the technology.

To register or to view the agenda for the summit, please visit HBMA’s EHR Summit page.

About HBMA

A non-profit, member-led trade association, the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) represents more than 30,000 employees at well over 650 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. Founded in 1993, HBMA and its members foster personal development, advocate on the behalf of the profession, and promote cooperation through a wide range of business resources, educational events, networking opportunities, certification programs and adherence to the Medical Biller’s Code of Ethics. 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. Learn more about how HBMA is elevating the medical billing profession at www.hbma.org.


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Press contact information:

Dave Anderson, Dodge Communications, (770) 576-2547

danderson@dodgecommunications.com

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

brad@hbma.org