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Rheumatology Practice Management December 2018 Vol 6 No 6

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who made our 13th annual National Organization of Rheumatology Manager (NORM) Conference in Tampa, FL, a huge success. Some say it takes a village, and our annual conference is no exception.
Physician compensation and managing referral relationships are 2 of the biggest time-consumers in the daily duties of many practice managers, and violations of the compliance regulations that govern them can be costly to a practice's bottom line.
A patient must try and fail several medications that do not work. Disease progression occurs when a patient’s access to a necessary medication is restricted.
Patients who rely on prescription medications, including those with chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), are facing a new barrier to treatment access.
The National Organization of Rheumatology Managers (NORM) held its annual conference October 4-6, 2018, in Tampa, FL, and Rheumatology Practice Management (RPM) was there to speak with Andrea Zlatkus, CMPM, CHRC, President, NORM, about the organization’s growth, its increasing influence on healthcare policy, and the benefits of coming together as a community of practice managers.
Rheumatology is a complex specialty. Unfortunately, existing training programs for nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and registered nurses (RNs) offer minimal rheumatology-related content.
Although most medical practices have a formal compliance program in place, many practice managers admit that these programs are not always effective.
The 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule, as proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in July 2018, garnered thousands of comments from the physician community.

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