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Medical Billing Association Addresses Regulatory Issues with Members of Congress.

LOS ANGELES, California – June 6, 2013 –, The Healthcare Billing & Management Association ( ) announced its annual Executive Summit for July 17-20th, 2013 in Washington D.C., designed to address core business competencies for professional billing services, as well as include an exclusive visit to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress on issues affecting the revenue management cycle industry.

"The Summit is a great opportunity to learn more about core business topics critical to helping your business prosper and grow, and it’s always a great time to network with other executives in our industry," said Jud Neal, CHBME, HBMA President, and President & CEO of Physicians Business Network, Inc.

HBMA is the most influential healthcare revenue cycle management services association. “Annually, HBMA companies submit more than 350 million initial claims on behalf of both hospital and office-based physicians, and other allied healthcare providers, so our voice in Washington is significant,” stated HBMA Executive Director, Brad Lund.

Susan E. Zeil, Esq., nurse attorney and partner with Krieg DeVault LLP, will discuss contracts, disaster recovery, hiring practices, FTE ratio, outsourcing vs staffing, hiring practices, and appropriate benchmarking.

Sales and marketing consultant, Dave Jakielo, CHBME and President of Seminars & Consulting, will cover "the 4 P’s" in sales and marketing as well as web services and social networking.

Covering the importance of making the best use of technology is entrepreneur, technologist, and teacher, Randy Johnston. Critical to your business are: automation: system security, intrusion preventions, EMR/EHR, meaningful use along with secure communications and electronic media.

Phil Ellis, MBA, Senior Vice President & CFO for CIPROMS, Inc. will review accounting principles: cash vs. accrual, audits, internal reporting operations, funding: borrowing options, cash management, taxes,depreciation and lease vs. purchase.

Jud Neal, CHBME, MBA and HBMA President and President/CEO of Physicians Business Network, Inc. will address strategic planning: an essential business process that is an imperitive element to strengthen your company.

This Summit is open to all medical billing professionals; credits for participation in this conference will also be given to HBMA members seeking their CHBME distinction.

To learn more about the HBMA Executive Summit and Visit and experience the opportunity to meet with your representative on Capitol Hill, visit the HBMA website at

About HBMA

The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (,) ) is a key stakeholder in a $38 billion physician RCM industry, and represents more than 30,000 employees at well over 700 third-party medical billing firms. A non-profit, member-led trade association, HBMA is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year.


Press contact information:

Fran Cashen, HBMA Public Relations, 949-735-5641

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

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