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About The National Organization of Rheumatology Managers (NORM)

The National Organization of Rheumatology Managers (NORM) is an organization comprised of members involved in all aspects of rheumatology practice operations. Our membership spans the entire country with representation in almost every state of the union.

NORM provides rheumatology practice managers, administrators and managing physicians countless opportunities to network with colleagues through its ListServ and annual conference. The varying levels of expertise among our many members along with the diverse sizes and services of the practices they represent offer a myriad of benefits to the overall membership.

NORM has become increasingly attentive to the needs of our membership, adding an array of requested topics and speakers to our conference agendas as well as a number of breakout sessions related to current issues.

NORM’s ListServ has been well received and extremely active. This ListServ provides a wealth of information and opinions related to an ever-growing number of topics which has proven to be an invaluable tool to assist our members with the many daily challenges of their positions.

NORM works with other organizations to host webinars throughout the year on a variety of topics important to practice managers/administrators. The NORM board of directors and NORM members act as panelist on the webinars.

NORM has succeeded in developing a network of rheumatology professionals, one that has improved our lives personally and professionally. Together we face and conquer the many operational challenges of our practices. We have achieved much and are enthusiastic about our continued future growth and progress.

  • 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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