Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
The ASC Association is a membership and advocacy organization that provides member benefits and services, combats legislative, regulatory and other challenges at the federal and state level, assists state ASC associations and enhances ASC representation at the state and federal level.
American Academy of Professional Coders
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is the nation’s largest medical coding training and certification organization, with more than 93,000 medical coders and auditors. AAPC’s outpatient-focused credentials—including the gold standard CPC®—represent the highest level of coding expertise and adherence to strict ethical standards. AAPC-credentialed coders are preferred by physicians and payer organizations.
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American College of Emergency Physicians
ACEP supports quality emergency care and promotes the interests of emergency physicians. Chapters advocate for the rights of physicians and their patients, as well as provide CME resources, news, and leadership opportunities. Founded in 1968, ACEP today represents more than 25,000 emergency physicians, residents and medical students.
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California Ambulatory Surgery Association
As a proactive leader in the Ambulatory Surgery industry, the California Ambulatory Surgery Association will advance communication and education, appropriate legislative and regulatory actions and continue the enhancement of industry excellence to embrace the challenges of the 21st Century.
Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgucal Centers
The Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgucal Centers mission is to advance the ambulatory surgical center industry through government advocacy and to promote the professionalism of its members through education, networking and the exchange of information. FSASC is the only organization in Florida that maintains close contact with state agencies to monitor and impact regulations that govern ASCs. Members are provided with a steady flow of vital information to enable centers to operate with state-of-the-art surgical, technical and administrative procedures.
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Healthcare Billing and Management Association
HBMA’s mission is to elevate the profession, first, through educational conferences, publications, newsletters, online forums, continuing education programs and other resources. Second, HBMA advocates for “medical billing friendly” policies in Washington and promotes professionalism by establishing and communicating the Medical Biller’s Code of Ethics. Third, HBMA furthers cooperation through peer networking and cultivation of working relationships with public payers, private insurance carriers, government agencies and other interested parties.
Medical Group Management Association
MGMA is the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. Since 1926, MGMA has delivered networking, professional education and resources and political advocacy for medical practice management. The Association started as a small network of clinic managers, called the National Association of Clinic Managers, which met for the first time in Madison, Wis., in 1926. The name was changed to the Medical Group Management Association in 1963 to reflect the diverse management roles found in group practice.
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Radiology Business Management Association
The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) is a not-for-profit professional organization serving individuals whose primary business involves radiology. Established in 1968, RBMA serves as a community that connects members nationwide, provides valuable information and education, and develops and offers practice-related resources for nearly 2,400 members. Through the years, RBMA has continually assessed members’ needs and formulated programs and resources to deal with changing industry trends; utilized technological advancements to deliver industry news and education in a timely manner; and strategized to become the voice of the profession.
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