This June, the Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA) celebrated ten years of advocacy at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Capitol Hill and with strategic industry partners.
Representatives from HBMA’s Leadership and Government Relations (GR) Committee met face-to-face with senior CMS management and discussed a variety of operational and policy issues of interest to both CMS and the HBMA membership. This outreach effort is initiated by HBMA because of the membership’s strong desire to have a Medicare program that operates efficiently and smoothly to the benefit of patients, providers, and taxpayers.
Please click here to view the June 2016 HBMA CMS/Hill Day Visit Publication.
HBMA members are able to identify policy implementation options for CMS that result in far smaller administrative burdens for RCM billing companies and their clients than would have occurred had CMS implemented their original plan. Engaging in this type of dialogue reaps both near-term and long-term benefits for HBMA membership. In the near-term, we are able to bring issues and topics to the attention of the senior leadership of the Medicare program and effectively by-pass the lower levels of the bureaucracy where issues and problems often get lost. In the long-term, it is an ongoing, consistent annual reminder of the expertise, knowledge, and collective experience of the HBMA membership. Our substantial footprint in claims filing (over 30% of all physician claims) and our willingness to be a resource and valued trading partner to ensure that Medicare claims get processed efficiently and accurately. If you have any questions about this initiative, its purpose or value, please contact Bill Finerfrock, HBMA Director of Government Relations or Andre Williams, HBMA Executive Director.
Access Past Publications Here:
View the 2015 CMS/Hill Day Publication