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Create an Arthritis-friendly Waiting Room

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Many believe what happens in the exam room is the most important part of a doctor’s appointment, but it’s actually your waiting room that sets the stage. Because patients spend a good deal of time in waiting areas, a good first impression is key. And with the medical field being a competitive one, a comfortable […]

A New Year, a Fresh Rheumatology Staff

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New Year’s resolutions are usually broken as fast as they are made, but now is the perfect time to make some imperative changes within your rheumatology practice. We provided some ideas on how to change the office, but what can we do to inspire change within our staff this year? Below are four realistic goals […]

Every Dollar Counts

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Optimizing revenue cycle is crucial, and the start of a new year is a good time to fine tune procedures and policies to ensure every opportunity is maximized. This article by Amy Bigbee, practice advisor, McKesson Specialty Health, features a few tips to make the job a bit easier.

New Treatment Options for SIMPONI ARIA®

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Today Janssen has received U.S. FDA approval of SIMPONI ARIA® for the treatment of adults living with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or active ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Today’s approvals follow the first FDA approval of SIMPONI ARIA® in 2013 for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  We are proud these expanded indications will provide […]

  • 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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