Information on COVID-19 and HBMA 2021
As the COVID-19 public health situation continues across our country and the world, you may be considering whether to attend the HBMA 2021: Healthcare Revenue Cycle Conference to be held September 8-10 in Dallas, Texas.
HBMA continues to follow guidance from the CDC, in compliance with local recommendations and regulations. We are monitoring developments and continue to be adapt to changing circumstances. When it comes to COVID-19, we all have a role in advancing the goal of creating a safer environment. We need your help to promote the health and safety of attendees and staff during the HBMA 2021 conference. That’s why we updated our COVID-19 protocols to require the following:
- Mask wearing for all attendees on site, regardless of vaccination status. This requirement does not apply to attendees who are consuming food or beverages.
- Full vaccination status achieved* OR a negative test result within 72 hours of arrival at the conference.
In advance of your arrival at the conference, we ask that you update us on your vaccination/testing status via our online form.
A few important examples of our heightened safety precautions:
- The HBMA 2021 hotel, The Sheraton Dallas, continues to follow Marriott’s “Clean Stay” program.
- The Sheraton Dallas has sanitizing stations all around the common areas of the property.
- Tables and seating in educational sessions have been spread further apart to allow for social distancing, with fewer seats per table to allow for space between attendees.
- Per CDC guidelines, both unvaccinated attendees and fully vaccinated attendees who are in/coming from areas of substantial or high transmission should continue to wear a mask in public indoor settings.
- Mask mandates are still in place while in airports, on airplanes, and in all other modes of mass transit.
- HBMA encourages all attendees to be vaccinated who do not have a precluding health condition or deeply held religious belief that precludes vaccination. Vaccination locations can be found at www.vaccines.gov/search.
As more and more individuals get vaccinated, and with the precautions we’re implementing for a safe environment, we’re confident that your conference experience will not only be safe, but enjoyable. As we approach the event, we remind everyone that there is still time to get vaccinated prior to HBMA 2021 if you have not been vaccinated yet.
We’re hopeful that ongoing vaccination efforts, and continued following of CDC guidelines, will put the recent surge behind us, and that come September we’ll all be safely getting back to business.
Updated as of 8/31/21.