Mission Statement

To be a forum by which we promote and support education, expertise and advocacy for rheumatology practices and their patients.

NORM’s Objectives

  • Develop and maintain a forum for gathering, analysis and distribution of information pertaining to rheumatology practice administration.
  • Promote cooperation, understanding and fellowship among its membership.
  • Serve as a focus for the education of its members and the practices they serve.
  • Be conscious of, and work toward, the resolution of problems confronting rheumatology medical practices.
  • Serve as a conduit for communication with and through any organization providing rheumatologic care.
  • Serve as a liaison between members who have special areas of expertise in rheumatology practice management, and those individuals/practices who are searching for this type of expertise.
  • Through the education, support and mentoring activities of its manager members, enhance patient access to affordable, efficient rheumatologic care, and to enhance each member’s ability to provide such care in his/her practice.
  • Provide a forum for members to network with others whose knowledge base complements and/or enhances their own.
  • Enhance rheumatology advocacy efforts.
  • 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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