Staying up-to-date on industry news is vital to providing our customers with high-quality service and value-added products. The organizations highlighted below exist to support the healthcare industry and its professionals through their conferences and events, certification and training programs, and extensive resources. As a member and/or corporate sponsor of each of these associations, we can attest to the quality of resources and networking opportunities they bring to the industry, and we fully support their ongoing endeavors.
Chances are high that you currently belong to one or more of the associations listed below. If not, we encourage you to get involved with those who best relate to your business, just as we have done.
If you represent or are a member of an association that is not listed below, and are seeking CollaborateMD?s participation, we encourage you to contact us so we are able to learn more about you or your organization.
The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA), a non-profit, member-led trade association, represents more than 30,000 employees at well over 650 third party medical billing firms. Annually, HBMA companies submit more than 350 million initial claims on behalf of hospital-based physicians, office-based physicians and other allied healthcare providers. Founded in 1993, HBMA and its members foster personal development, advocate on the behalf of the profession, and promote cooperation through a wide range of business resources, educational events, networking opportunities, certification programs and adherence to the Medical Biller's Code of Ethics. As the only trade association representing the interests of medical billers in Washington D.C., HBMA works with legislative stakeholders and federal agencies to improve the business of medical billing and the practice of healthcare. Learn more about how HBMA is elevating the medical billing profession at hbma.org.
HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society) is a comprehensive healthcare-stakeholders membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations have offices in Chicago, Washington, DC, Brussels, Singapore, Leipzig, and other locations across the United States. HIMSS represents more than 30,000 individual members, of which two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 470 corporate members and more than 85 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, and research initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. For more information, visit himss.org
The Medical Association of Billers is an internationally recognized billing and coding support organization created in 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1997 we created our web site to aid billers throughout the country. In 1999 we became an international presence by training billers and coders from Japan, Guam, the Philippines, Panama and Costa Rica. If you need a dependable source of basic and specialty coding and billing information - you have come to the right place! Our purpose is to provide medical billing and coding specialists a reliable source for procedural and diagnostic coding. We offer education and training in International Classification of Diseases (9th Revision) Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), HCPCS National Level II Coding, and Reimbursement Trends. For more information, please visit e-medbill.com.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. MGMA serves