On behalf of the Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA) we are pleased to submit these comments on the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule.
HBMA is a non-profit trade association of companies providing medical billing and related services to physicians, hospitals, non-physicians (ambulance, DME, ASC, IDTF, Rural Health Clinics, FQHCs, etc.) and other health care organizations throughout the United States. For nearly twenty years, HBMA has been the recognized billing industry organization for education, advocacy and cooperation in all matters that affect the processing of provider claim-related data, compliance and management services. It is estimated that our member companies process in excess of 350 million claims annually and serve virtually every clinical specialty, in every setting, in every state.