Archive for March, 2016

URGENT NORM NEWS: DRUG PAYMENTS FROM MEDICARE AT RISK

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STOP CMS ADVOCACY TOOLKIT April 18, 2016 As NORM continues to work with many partners to stop the Medicare ASP fix I wanted to share with you one of the tools available. The attached Advocacy Toolkit has been developed to customize your responses to fit your specialty. Included is a fact sheet, a letter you can […]

An Interview with Past President: Iris Nichols

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We talked with past president, Iris Nichols, to get her thoughts about her time with NORM. Pictures above are Iris and NORM board tresurer, Rai Mcelroy. When/how long were you president? I had the pleasure of serving as the President of NORM for 3 years. Can you reflect and tell us about your time as president? My time as […]

  • As a speaker at the first ad hoc meeting of rheumatology practice managers gathered in a single small room at its infancy a decade ago, I’m amazed to see how NORM has blossomed into a high energy organization of depth and professional meetings with parallel break-out symposia between plenary sessions. NORM has truly come of age. This is where the “business” of rheumatology gets learned. The ”guildmanship” for rheumatology practice management is now strong.- Paul H. Caldron, DO, FACP, FACR, MBA, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
  • In a time of demanding changes in the management of medical practices in the US, NORM has been a lifesaver to the community of Rheumatology practices.  NORM has allowed our practice to stay ahead of the many demands of CMS and others payors and has ensured that our practice remains cognizant of new issues that arise in HIPPA compliance, human resources and medical billing to name a few. Sending our Practice Manager to NORM's conferences has been cost-effective and beneficial to our practice because she returns to our office with an abundance of information that otherwise would have taken months to compile. Every Rheumatology practice that wishes to stay on top of emerging issues in practice management should consider sending a member of their staff to NORM's conference.- Michael S. Rosen M.D., Chester County Rheumatology PC
  • Thanks to all those wonderful people in the NORM Network who respond to emails, offering their advice, experience, time, and support ... I haven't even been a member a full year yet and I am amazed at the dedication of everyone who responds to helping via emails and the NORM Organization itself! I have barely had a chance to explore the resources and I have yet to really dive into requests for help still I am silently learning so much and do occasionally offer what I can! Thank you all!- Cheryl Piambino, Kenneth E. Bresky, DO

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