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HBMA Compliance Conference for Medical Billing Professionals

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11/05/2012

LAGUNA BEACH, California – October 26, 2012 – The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA.org) announced its once-a-year Compliance Conference which will provide medical billing companies with a practical approach to developing and accessing companies’ Compliance Plans within the context of effective business practices.

HBMA is the premiere, non-profit educational resource and advocacy group representing third-party medical billing companies and billing professionals.

This two-and-a-half day conference will take place March 5 - 8, 2013 at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, in sunny Orange County, CA, and will include compliance information tools, sample documents, worksheets and checklists, sample contracts and legal documents, and sample policies and procedures.  Please visit this link to view more details: https://www.hbma.org/meeting_calendar/details.php?event=1060.

"Attendees will learn how to integrate compliance into every aspect of their business," said executive director, Brad Lund. "They will learn how to add value to their business services, and will receive tips, techniques, strategies and resources to make compliance work easily for them."

The expert faculty is comprised of six outstanding professionals: National healthcare consultant, Holly J. Louie, RN, CHBME, PCS; recognized healthcare authority, Robert Burleigh, CHBME; attorney and compliance officer, Karen Collier, Esquire; HBMA Legal Consultant, James B. Wieland, Esquire, and once again this year HBMA has invited guest speaker, Paul W. Kim, Esquire, from Ober|Kaler to talk about MACs, MICs, RACs, ZPICs, and NSC, as well as Bill Finerfrock, Legislative Consultant for HBMA.

The schedule for this event includes topics from the Seven Elements of Compliance established by CMS: Coding, Education and Training, Effective Monitoring and Auditing, HIPPA/HITECH, Risk Assessments and Contracts. Two highlights of this event include a review of headline case studies to discuss and dissect with the entire faculty, as well as the Washington Update highlighting changes in healthcare effecting medical billers.

In addition to the excellent classroom sessions, there also will be several networking opportunities allowing attendees to exchange various solutions to mutual challenges. The venue in sun-filled Orange County, CA, and nearby beautiful Newport Beach are appealing to attendees.

To learn more about the 2013 HBMA Compliance Conference, and to register to attend, go to www.hbma.org or call 877.640.4262.

About HBMA

A non-profit, member-led trade association celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2013, the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA.org) 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. 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:
Fran Cashen, HBMA Public Relations, 949.735.5641
fran@hbma.org

Brad Lund, Executive Director, HBMA, 877-640-4262
brad@hbma.org

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