Medical billing professionals will learn practical approaches in developing and assessing their compliance plans within the context of effective business practices
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 Annual Compliance Conference. Held at the InterContinental Hotel in Tampa, Fla., March 6-9, 2012, HBMA’s Compliance Conference will allow attendees to gain a deeper understanding of pressing issues relating to compliance within the healthcare billing industry.
“As patient privacy and security continues to be a central focus to both healthcare professionals and federal regulatory agencies, issues of compliance remain top of mind,” says Brad Lund, executive director of HBMA. “This year’s Compliance Conference brings together an outstanding faculty that will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the finer points of compliance and with the knowledge to enhance their own efforts.”
The two-and-a-half day event is designed for both third-party and first-party billers, and will feature focused instruction presented by an expert faculty of compliance and billing industry professionals, which include:
- Robert B. Burleigh, CHBME
- Karen L. Collier, Esq.
- Holly J. Louie, RN, CHBME, PCS
- Jeanne Gilreath, CHBME
- James B. Wieland, Esq.
- Paul Kim, Esq.
- Bill Finerfrock
Guest speaker Paul Kim will host a session on Wednesday, March 7 titled, “CMS Exposed: An Interview with a Former Bureaucrat” which will cover such topics as the incident-to policy, requirements for diagnostic testing, billing issues for Medicare non-physician practitioners, physician rules, and appealing ZPICs and RACs.
Twelve additional updated and new sessions for this year will cover a range of topics from billing company policies to coding compliance, as well as HBMA Director of Government Affairs Bill Finerfrock’s popular and informative “Washington Update” session providing the latest updates on pending legislation and regulations affecting the billing community. The lineup also includes a special “Stump the Faculty” panel wrap-up session in which attendees can submit questions directly to the panel for immediate discussion.
To learn more or register for the HBMA 2012 Compliance Conference, please visit the conference website.
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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