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HBMA Selected to Participate in National Government Services Testing Program


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HBMA Selected to Participate in National Government Services Testing Program

Healthcare billing organization recognized for industry knowledge

LAGUNA BEACH, CA., December 14, 2012 – The Healthcare Billing and Management Association ( has been selected to participate in a new collaborative pilot with National Government Services (NGS.)

NGS was contracted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to initiate end-to-end testing of Compliance with the Administration Simplification Requirements. NGS asked HBMA, along with other select healthcare billing leaders, for its expertise and involvement to accomplish the following goals:

  • To develop and implement a process and methodology to pilot end-to-end compliance testing of the transaction standards, operating rules, code sets, identifiers, and other Administrative Simplification requirements based on medical billing industry feedback and participation.

  • To develop a medical billing industry-wide best practice for end-to-end testing that lays the groundwork for a more efficient and less time-consuming method for healthcare provider testing of future medical billing standards, leading to a more rapid adoption.

Don Rodden, president of HBMA said, “Our association is honored to be recognized for its influence and our member’s extensive knowledge in the medical billing industry.”

HBMA members regularly participate in the legislative processes regarding important healthcare billing issues.

“We look forward to being a part of this group of healthcare billing industry leaders who will be guiding the reduction of administrative costs, and advocate the implementation of a standardized compliance testing process,” continued Rodden.

Others participating with HBMA in the program to deliver solutions for a timely transition to new Administration Simplification requirements are: AHIP, AHA, AMA, CMS Medicaid FFS, Emdeon, IVANS, Medicaid, MGMA, Nachimson Advisors, Providence Health and Services, TIBCO, UNC Healthcare, Walgreens, Wellpoint EDI, and Veteran’s Affairs.

To learn more about HBMA and this pilot program, please go to or call 1.877.640.4262.

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.

Since its inception in 1993, HBMA and its members have encouraged personal development and adherence to the HBMA Code of Ethics, advocated on behalf of the profession, and promoted business development through a wide range of affiliated vendor resources, educational events, networking opportunities, and certification programs. As the only trade association representing the interests of medical billing companies, HBMA works with legislative stakeholders and federal agencies in Washington, D.C. to improve the business of medical billing and the practice of healthcare. Learn more about how HBMA is elevating the medical billing profession at


Press contact information:
Fran Cashen, HBMA Public Relations, 949.735.5641

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

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