2016 Annual Conference ~ The Breakout Sessions

Change, Change, and More Change
The Breakout Sessions

With all of these challenges facing our practices, the 2016 NORM Conference is the place to be this September 15-17. The conference is in Mobile, AL.  And we will unmask your future in Rheumatology with regards to the issues.

Today learn about the breakout sessions that are being offered at the 2016 Conference. These sessions throughout the weekend contain topics that expand on the general session presentations and that answer other questions that NORM members have posed throughout the year.

Ms. Bietlich’ breakout session will discuss employee reviews and how to handle the High/Middle/Low conversations. Those employee evaluations are going to be important to ensuring your staff is meeting the needs of your patients and your practice.

Dr. Keegan’s breakout will provide Eight Ways to Speed Up Patient Revenue. Ms Woodcock’s breakout session focuses on Maximizing Patient Collections. Both of these sessions will help you ensure that your practice is doing what it needs to do to stay solvent.

Susan Childs, FACMPE, breakout sessions will help you understand that while healthcare has become a business, practices can still maintain the right balance to ensure and protect both compassionate and progressive care.

Tracy Spears returns to NORM this year. Her focus is going to be on ensuring customer service is one of the reasons a patient returns rather than switching to a different practice.

Joe Suchocki, President of Eagle Associates, will provide an overview of the current regulatory requirements for OSHA and HIPAA compliance.

With all the changes occurring you know that your practices and patients need to advocate for all rheumatology patients. How can we have our voices heard listen to our Advocacy Panel as they discuss methods for Teaching Your Patients How To Advocate.

We are not done yet! Find out what else is happening to unmask your future in mask_for_blog_smallrheumatology?
Check back on Friday for information about our Circles of Knowledge, our Exhibit Hall, and all the networking opportunities.

So What Are You Waiting For?

If you are a member of NORM – have you registered for the Conference?
If not Register NOW!
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If you haven’t joined NORM do so NOW!
You can register for the conference at the same time.

Don’t forget to reserve your hotel room – Immediately.
Call 251-438-4000 for Host Hotel
On the website we have listed hotels within 1/2 mile of host hotel.

Remember to book your flights to the Mobile Airport and
then register for our free shuttle for conference attendees.

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  • 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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