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HBMA 2013 Spring Educational Conference Sessions Announced

ORLANDO, FL. February 11, 2013 — The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA), recognized as the healthcare revenue cycle management authority, announced its conference schedule along with the program faculty for its Spring Educational Conference and 20th Anniversary Celebration, April 17-19, 2013 at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL.

The HBMA Spring Educational Conference is open to healthcare billing professionals who have an interest in gaining knowledge to enhance their businesses in the competitive healthcare revenue cycle process.

“We know there are many questions plaguing those in the healthcare industry ,” said HBMA Executive Director, Brad Lund. “We have carefully selected our speakers and topics so that all our attendees will get information and find answers as they confront the challenges facing medical billing companies and practice management professionals,” continued Lund.

This conference provides a full slate of programs designed to provide up-to-date information on the most significant areas surrounding the business of revenue cycle management. A pre-conference program designed for the experienced Compliance Professional or Executive will provide knowledge on HIPAA enforcement, revalidation & enrollment, new federal claim issues, and updates on ICD-10. Other important topics that will be covered in the main program include legal and operational elements essential to growing and sustaining a revenue cycle business, the Accountable Care Organization and the basics of the Patient Centered Medical Home, elements of the Patient Protection and Accountability Care Act, ICD10 and End-to-End Testing, Mobile Devices and HIPAA Violations, A Tool Box for dealing with the RAC’s, Negotiation Skills, Growing Your Business, Updates and Solutions for the Current Initiatives of CMS, and Important Updates from Washington.

The keynote address will be given by best-selling author and Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter for The Washington Post, Bob Woodward. For additional information and full program descriptions, download the program brochure at

The Spring Conference faculty includes: Randy Brittingham, Product Mgr./Tech Writer, CPU Medical Management Systems; Robert Burleigh, CHBME, Brandywine Healthcare Services; Curt Cvikota, CHBME; Frank Cohen, Senior Analyst, The Frank Cohen Group, LLC; Jordan Firfer, Esq. BCBSFL; Bill Finerfrock, HBMA Director of Government Affairs, Capitol Associates; Joe Gordillo, Partner & VP Business Development, Think! Inc.; Dave Jakielo, CHBME, Seminars & Consulting; Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq., Partner, Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, PC.; Mark LeBlanc, author, Small Business Success Inc.; Dr. Greg Larkin, Indiana Health Commission, OURHEALTH Inc.; ADD MELODY Jim Sheldon-Dean, Founder & Director of Compliance Services, Lewis Creek Systems, LLC; Steve M. Verno, CMBSI, CMBSCS, CEMSC, CPM-SCS; Erica Youngerman, Esq., Associate, Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, PC.; and the Keynote Address will be given by Bob Woodward, author and reporter for two Pulitzer Prizes won by The Washington Post.

In addition to outstanding educational opportunities, the HBMA Spring Educational Conference and 20th Anniversary Celebration will include: an Exhibitor Showcase featuring products and services for the billing professional; breakfasts, luncheons, receptions, and HBMA Tim Maher Memorial Golf Tournament, all providing important networking time for attendees; along with the 20th Anniversary Celebration reflecting on the association’s past twenty years. To learn more, or to register for the HBMA 2013 Spring Educational Conference, go to or call 1-800.640.4262. Take advantage of early-bird rates by registering before March 15, 2013.

About HBMA
A non-profit, member-led trade association celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2013, 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. 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. HBMA members provide a variety of business support services for the nation’s physician practices. At the core of these services is the processing of over 30% of all physicians’ insurance claims.

Press contact information:
Fran Cashen, HBMA Public Relations, 949-735-5641

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