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HBMA Announces 2015 Awards at Annual Conference


For Immediate Release                                                                          
December 16, 2015                                                                                            

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WASHINGTON – Celebrating leaders and volunteers in the medical billing industry, the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) recognized the efforts of their high-level volunteer performers at the 2015 Fall Annual Conference.

The awards presented include:

  • The J. Dennis Mock Award is one of the highest honors that HBMA can bestow on a member, and recognizes outstanding dedication to the purposes and goals of HBMA. Cindy Groux, Health Care Practice Management, Director, HBMA Board of Directors, was the 2015 recipient of the award.
  • The Thomas N. Hackett Memorial Award is presented to a volunteer member who shows continuing dedication to the purposes and goals of HBMA and influences the direction of HBMA with a commitment of purpose. This year’s award was presented to, Dave Nicholson, Professional Management, Inc., Government Relations Committee.
  • The Above & Beyond award is self-described. The recipients’ willingness to contribute to the needs of their colleagues and the general membership is far beyond the scope of what HBMA could ask. The 2015 award was presented to Ginger Ryder, EMEDEX, HBMA Treasurer.
  • Each year, HBMA recognizes a member whom they most want to say “Thank You” to, for their long history of uncompromised service to the organization. This year’s award winner embodies that legacy of service. The 2015 award is presented to Arthur Roosa, Symed Corporation, Government Relations Committee.
  • Some duties of a volunteer go beyond specific description; they are needed for their various skills to benefit the organization and for their leadership to support others in leadership rolls. The Special Service Award was created to recognize their very special and much needed service. This year’s award is presented to Cindy Pittmon, Acclaim Radiology Management, Chair, Certification Committee.
  • The President’s Award is given when deemed appropriate by the President to a non-board member individual who has given assistance to the President above and beyond that which could be expected. The 2015 award is presented to Scott Everson, PracticeMax, Inc., Chair, Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee.
  • The Vendor Service Award is presented to a Vendor Member who has contributed their time and resources to the ongoing development HBMA, has encouraged other vendors and members to participate in HBMA meetings and seminars, and has volunteered their time beyond expectations. The 2015 award is presented to Kareo, Inc., Irvine, California

“All award recipients have made a tremendous impact in the medical billing industry,” said HBMA Executive Director, Andre Williams. “It was a pleasure to honor them in front of their peers at this year’s Fall Annual Conference.”

Photos available upon request.


About HBMA
HBMA works with legislative stakeholders and federal agencies in Washington, DC to improve the business of medical billing and the practice of healthcare. HBMA is a non-profit, member-led trade association. 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. For more information about HBMA, visit