Rheumatology Practice Management June 2017 Vol 5 No 3 - NORM News

There is always something new, different, frustrating, or exciting happening in the world of rheumatology. Sometimes it is hard to keep up, and we understand. That is why the National Organization of Rheumatology Managers (NORM) is proud to offer our 2017 Annual Conference, September 14-16, in Kansas City, MO. Our expert speakers and educational sessions will help you further develop your management skills and lead your practice successfully into the future.

Here are some of the topics you can look forward to at this event:

  • HealthCare Compliance
  • Communication & Collaboration: The Keys to Sustainable Excellence
  • Conflict & Healing at the Crossroads: Shaping Quality Engagement
  • Co-Creating a Great Medical Practice
  • Incident-to Services
  • 2017 HIPAA Updates and OCR Audits
  • Patients as Consumers Customers of Healthcare
  • Regulatory Update: What Rheumatology Administrators Need to Know Right Now!

Rheumatology practices continue to face heavy scrutiny from government payers. During the HealthCare Compliance presentation, Sean Weiss, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CPC, Partner, Vice President of Compliance, DoctorsManagement, Lagrange, GA, will discuss the tools required to build an effective Office of Inspector General compliance plan, as well as the reasons that you need such a plan.

You will also learn secrets to creating breakthroughs in difficult human resource situations by focusing on your interactions and how to transform your outcomes. Louise Phipps Senft, President and CEO, Baltimore Mediation, MD, will be your guide to conflict resolution and quality human resource engagement.

Is it time to bring in a new or mid-level physician? The NORM Educational Committee will help you explore ways to analyze your practice and determine the type of provider that can fulfill your practice needs.

For the third year, NORM will offer the AAPC Certified Rheumatology Coder proctored test and prep course, which is open to NORM members, physicians, and staff. For more information about registering for this exam, please visit

Whether you are new to rheumatology, or well-versed with years of experience, everyone has something to gain by attending NORM’s annual meetings. Do not miss out on the rheumatology event of the year! We invite you to bring your knowledge, leadership, and passion as we “Get Jazzed About Rheumatology.”

For more updates on the upcoming conference, as well as other NORM news, be sure to check out our official blog at

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