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07/03/2012

Workshops Address Current Regional Healthcare Billing Issues

for Texas, Illinois, Ohio, and California.


LAGUNA BEACH, California – June 22, 2012 – The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (www.HBMA.org), the premiere, non-profit educational resource and advocacy group representing third-party medical billers and billing professionals, is offering four one-day programs with the latest information on region-specific issues impacting reimbursement of claims and other essential information for medical billers.

The four regional meetings will be held in Fort Worth, Texas on July 24, Schaumburg, Illinois on July 26, Dublin, Ohio on August 10, and Costa Mesa, California on August 16. Meetings will include visits from MAC or CMS representatives, commercial payor representatives, and other healthcare representatives with key knowledge and insight of the medical billing industry.

The comprehensive agenda will include:

  • ICD-10 Ready or Not: - An overview of what billing companies and providers need to be doing to ensure readiness.

  • "Benchmarking Reports that Work for You" – Create reports which will provide meaningful data for numerous associates in the company.

  • "Communications" – Key tips to increase efficiency and assist in effective team management.

  • "The Current State of Affairs" – The latest information from individual State Medical Society members and local MAC Representatives.

  • "Payor Panel" - One of the most popular events of the HBMA Regional Meetings, the “Payor Panel” offers an opportunity to direct questions to some of the major Commercial Payor groups assembled in one place.

Each workshop will have payor representatives and industry experts on-hand to answer questions and guide attendees through some of the challenges facing medical billers today. Attendees can participate in discussions about the latest issues impacting reimbursement of claims in billing operations.

Important networking time is scheduled for attendees to exchange some of the common road-blocks faced in this industry and share techniques to overcome them.

To learn more about the HBMA and HBMA educational events or to register for this special event, go to www.hbma.org and click on Education. Registration for the first person is $149; $99 for the second person from the same company.

About HBMA

A non-profit, member-led trade association, the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) 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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