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Sessions and Speakers Announced for HBMA Spring Compliance Conference

LAGUNA BEACH, California – February 4, 2013 – Recognized as the healthcare revenue cycle management authority, Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA), announced sessions and speakers featured for its Annual Compliance Conference for medical billing companies and practice management professionals, March 5-8, 2013, at The Westin South Coast Plaza, in Orange County, CA.

The two-and-a-half day Compliance Conference will focus on providing attendees with a practical approach to developing and assessing their organizational Compliance Plans. This annual conference includes essential compliance elements that are necessary for effective business practices by offering tips, techniques, strategies, and resources for any Compliance Plan. Along with the interactive classroom sessions, there will be several networking opportunities allowing attendees to exchange various solutions to mutual challenges.

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.

A sampling of Conference topics includes:
Building a Compliance Committee and Choosing a Compliance Officer
Compliance Education and Training
Coding Compliance
Policies and Procedures Customized for Your Business
Effective Monitoring and Auditing
Risk Assessments
Medicare and Medicaid Audits
New HIPAA HITECH omnibus regulations
Healthcare Updates from Washington, D.C.

The expert faculty is comprised of six outstanding professionals; they are: Holly J. Louie, RN, CHBME, PCS, Compliance Officer and national healthcare consultant, Practice Management, Inc., Boise, ID
Robert Burleigh, CHBME, Healthcare consultant, Brandywine Healthcare Services, West Chester, PA
Karen Collier, Esquire, past Compliance Officer, Intermeidix, Oklahoma City, OK
James B. Wieland, Esquire, HBMA Legal Consultant, Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, Baltimore, MD
Paul W. Kim, Esquire, Principal in the Health Law Group at Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver
Bill Finerfrock, Legislative Consultant and HBMA Director of Government Affairs, Capitol Associates, Washington, DC

To learn more about the 2013 HBMA Compliance Conference, March 5-8, 2013, in sun-filled Orange County, CA, go to or call 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. Founded in 1993, HBMA and its members foster personal development, advocate on the behalf of the profession, and promote cooperation through a wide range of business resources, educational events, networking opportunities, certification programs and adherence to the Medical Biller’s Code of Ethics. 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. For more information about HBMA, please go to or call 877.640.4262.

For more information, please contact:

Fran Cashen, HBMA Public Relations,

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