Archive for September, 2016

Celebrate Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Day

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This year on September 28th, for the first time ever, the world will be celebrating Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Day. What is Psoriatic Arthritis? Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by swelling, pain, and tenderness of the joints. Up to 30% of people with psoriasis eventually develop PsA, which involves joint inflammation. It’s […]

7 Fun Things to Do in Mobile, Alabama

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Mobile, Alabama is one of the oldest cities on the Gulf Coast. Full of history and charm, it’s a great backdrop for the annual NORM Conference. There are plenty of sights to see, things to do, and fun to be had in this coastal town. This is especially great news if you’re bringing a spouse […]

How to Prep for the 2016 Practice Managers Conference

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Now in its eleventh year, the NORM Conference is an annual opportunity designed to help managers, administrators, and physician managers take their Rheumatology management to the next level. As we gear up for this year’s conference, which will take place September 16th and 17th in Mobile, Alabama, we put together this list of three things […]

  • 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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