Archive for March, 2017

5 Management Tips for Your Rheumatology Practice

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Managing any type of business is tough. You must be organized, efficient, able to keep things running smoothly, and good at making sure a variety of personalities feel like they’re staying on track. Managing a medical practice is even harder—you must do all the above, while also serving patients who are dealing with their own […]

Celebrate National Doctors Day on March 30th!

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National Doctors Day takes place every year on March 30th. It was first celebrated in 1933, and marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. It became a nationally recognized holiday in 1991. As a rheumatology practice, this holiday is a great opportunity to recognize your hard-working doctors and highlight all […]

Get on your feet!

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By now, everyone should know that physical activity and walking can be the key to good health. It’s all over the internet and news, and we preach it to our patients; so why is it easier said than done? Truth is, most everyone can benefit from walking. It’s even been said that walking is “the […]

Fitbit Challenge Update: March

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Don’t give up now, we’re halfway to September! As a build up to our 2017 NORM Conference in Kansas City, MO, we want to help our members get healthy in a new year! That’s why we are challenging our members to work towards a goal of 1 BILLION steps by September 2017. If we meet […]

  • 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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