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New HBMA 2019 Officers Take Helm


Mick Polo Is Now President; Cindy Pittmon, Vice President; Michelle Durner, Treasurer; Cal LaGroue, Secretary

(WASHINGTON) – Today the Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA) announced that its recently elected new slate of officers began their term of office January 1. The HBMA board of directors elected the following officers during its December 27, 2018 meeting:

  • Mick Polo of NCDS Medical Billing as president
  • Cindy Pittmon of Acclaim Radiology Management as vice president/president-elect
  • Michelle Durner of Applied Medical Systems, Inc. as treasurer
  • Cal LaGroue of The Valetta Group as secretary.

In addition, Ginger Ryder, who served as HBMA president in 2018, is now immediate past president. HBMA officers are elected to a term of office for one calendar year.

“Congratulations to my fellow officers. I am honored to have been elected by my board colleagues to lead HBMA in 2019,” said Mick Polo, the newest president of HBMA. Mr. Polo added that his top priorities as president include:

  • Increasing HBMA’s membership
  • Supporting committee efforts
  • Expanding the pool of dedicated volunteers
  • Offering peer to peer networking opportunities
  • Moving HBMA forward on all strategic goals
  • Delivering quality education across a variety of platforms

Mr. Polo has been involved in HBMA since 2003 and has served as a board director for five years. Mr. Polo also serves as president of NCDS Medical Billing in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

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About the Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA)

HBMA is a non-profit, member-led trade association of companies that support doctors and other medical providers by handling their medical billing and revenue collection processes, services known as revenue cycle management (RCM). HBMA works with legislative stakeholders and federal agencies in Washington, D.C. to improve the business of medical billing and the practice of healthcare. Since its inception in 1993, HBMA and its members have encouraged professional development and adherence to the HBMA Code of Ethics, advocated on behalf of the RCM profession, and promoted business development through educational events, networking opportunities, certification programs, and a wide range of affiliated vendor resources. For more information about HBMA, visit the

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