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Rheumatology Practice Management April 2015 Vol 3 No 2 - NORM Highlights

The National Organization of Rheumatology Managers (NORM) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. In 2005, the rheumatologists who had created the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organization held a meeting that included almost 50 physicians and practice managers. This group determined that office managers should be significantly involved in the practice management issues that are specific to the field of rheumatology. Comprising rheumatology professionals, including practice managers, administrators, and physicians, the group’s mission statement promises that NORM will be “a forum by which we promote and support education, expertise, and advocacy for rheumatology practices and their patients.”

The ensuing decade saw sustained growth in membership and continued efforts to meet operational objectives and challenges. Dave Rothhaas, past president of NORM, noted, “To think we started with 25-35 practice manager members, and as we come up on our 10th anniversary, we have close to 300 plus members in 43 states.”

As stated on its website, NORM “promotes professional development through peer interaction and educational programs.” The organization’s objectives include promoting cooperation, understanding, and fellowship among its members; becoming aware of problems faced by rheumatology medical practices and working toward their resolution; and providing opportunities for members to network and share their knowledge and expertise. NORM is justifiably proud of the many resources available to its members, including its listserv tool, website, and webinars, that provide information about such topics as government policies, billing and coding, personnel issues, and advocacy concerns.

NORM will be holding its 2015 Practice Managers Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebration in Bellevue, Washington, September 17-19. According to Paul H. Caldron, DO, FACP, FACR, MBA, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, “NORM has truly come of age. This is where the ‘business’ of rheumatology gets learned.” For more information about this growing organization, visit www.normgroup.org.

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