Association Memberships

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.

Visit Website:https://www.ascassociation.org/

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.

Visit Website: https://www.aapc.com/

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.

Visit Website: https://www.acep.org/

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.

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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.

Visit Website:https://www.hbma.org/index.php

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.

Visit Website: https://www.mgma.com/

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.

Visit Website: https://rbma.org/

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Update: CMS’s Proposed Changes to the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019

October 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Update: CMS’s Proposed Changes to the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019

Following up on our September 4th, 2018 post “MGMA Opposes Proposal to Consolidate E/M Codes”, The Coding Network has been actively tracking the status of the sweeping changes to the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 proposed […]

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Stuart Doctor Charged in Twenty-Six Count Federal Health Care Fraud Indictment

October 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Stuart Doctor Charged in Twenty-Six Count Federal Health Care Fraud Indictment

A specialist has been accused of submitting social insurance misrepresentation out of her training in Stuart, Florida. The U.S. Lawyer for the Southern District of Florida, Shimon R. Richmond, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Division […]

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Medicaid and Medicare Telehealth Payments Fails to Meet Medicare Requirements

October 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Medicaid and Medicare Telehealth Payments Fails to Meet Medicare Requirements

OIG reviewed 191,118 Medicare paid distant-site telehealth claims, totaling $13.8 million, that did not have corresponding originating-site claims. The watchdog agency then reviewed provider supporting documentation to determine whether the services met Medicare’s requirements for […]

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Batesville Lady Blamed for Overbilling Medicaid for Preferred Family Health

October 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Batesville Lady Blamed for Overbilling Medicaid for Preferred Family Health

A previous charging assistant at Preferred Family Health has been captured on doubt of Medicaid extortion. Vicki Chisam, 65, of Batesville is blamed for purposely putting forth false expressions to the Arkansas Medicaid Program from […]