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HBMA Announces Program for 2014 Fall Annual Conference


July 31, 2014

HBMA Announces Program for 2014 Fall Annual Conference

WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA) is pleased to present the 2014 Fall Annual Conference, to be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, September 14 – 16. Recognized as the most influential healthcare revenue and management services association in the nation, the HBMA event will position revenue cycle management professionals for success with three days to focus on tactical-level implementation aspects of healthcare and billing management best practices.

The Fall Conference features an exciting array of sessions focused on the very best educational content around successful operations and performance for healthcare revenue cycle management. Attendees will be able to choose up to 10 education sessions including:

  • Keynote: Aligning the Revenue Cycle with Payment Reform, Deborah Keegan Walker, President, Medical Practice Dimensions
  • PQRS: Measuring Value Today and Tomorrow , Melody Mulaik, President, Coding Strategies, Inc.
  • Remote Workforce: Could It Work For You? Risk and Rewards! Susan Childs, FACMPE, Evolution Healthcare Consulting and Michelle Durner, CHBME, President, Applied Medical Systems, Inc.
  • "Do It Yourself" Dashboards: Conditional Formatting in Excel , Nate Moore, Nate Moore Solutions, Inc.
  • Comparative Analytics, Jared Krawcyzk, Fi-Med Management

Each year, HBMA recognizes the efforts of high-level volunteer performers through various HBMA awards, presented at the Fall Annual Conference. Those who receive awards are being recognized as true leaders, worthy of our respect and gratitude for what they bring to HBMA. They are true models of servant leaders. They not only serve the entire membership as a volunteer, but they likewise inspire and encourage others to do the same.

This year’s award winners are as follows:

  • The J. Dennis Mock Award: Michelle Durner, Applied Medical Systems, Inc
  • The Thomas N. Hackett Memorial Award: Greg Wehrman, Wehrman Healthcare Management
  • Above & Beyond Award: Amy Redmond, Millennium Medical Management Resources
  • The Gratitude Award: Sherri Dumbord, CPR. Three Bridges Consulting
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Don Rodden HealthPro
  • Special Service Award: Dave Nicholson, Professional Management, Inc

“As part of the many activities planned for the Fall Conference, we have the privilege of recognizing the recipients of the 2014 HBMA Awards. At the core of everything this organization does for our members is volunteer service and each of these six these people have given graciously of their resources to the organization,” said Phil Ellis, HBMA Education Chair. “So join me as we recognize these individuals for their sacrificial efforts at the 2014 Fall Conference in Las Vegas. We have a full schedule of sessions focused on Operational topics that we are confident will be beneficial to all attendees as we navigate the changing landscape of our industry. “

Registration for the HBMA 2014 Fall Annual Conference is open, but space is limited. Healthcare billing and management professionals are encouraged to register online at before Wednesday, August 13 to save $100 on full conference attendance. HBMA has negotiated a special discounted rate of $149 per room at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casio until Wednesday, August 13 – make hotel and travel arrangements as soon as possible.

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