Why You Should Attend NORM’s 2018 Conference

Each year, NORM hosts an annual conference that brings together the best and brightest in the industry. This year we are hosting the event in the beautiful city of Tampa, Florida.  You might be asking, why should you attend?

Networking Opportunities

It’s an opportunity to meet in person and network with other Rheumatology managers across the country and share ideas of new opportunities they are trying in their practices.

Voice your Ideas

It gives individuals a turn to discuss challenges in a global nature with reimbursement policies that may be being proposed by the different MAC’s or insurance carriers.

Stay Up to Date on New Trends

Attendees will get updates on new regulations, such as when MIPS was being rolled out, and experience wonderful presentations from experts in the field to help better understand what their practices need to be tracking, in order to be successful in reporting.

Discuss Current Needs

The Rheumatology world is constantly evolving, so the topics and speakers that are chosen are based on “current” needs of Rheumatology practices, those that will benefit the majority!

Meet the Board

It also gives members the chance to meet the Board members in person. You can finally put a face to those who you hear on the webinars and see the authors on the articles you read!

A Chance to Explore

Did we mention we are in the beautiful city of Tampa, Florida? Enjoy the beautiful weather and experience some of the best food and attractions around during your free time!

Highly Engaging and Fun

You will never be bored at our conference. There is never a dull moment and it’s always fun and exciting. The Board works very hard to keep it interesting and to keep attendees involved throughout the entire conference. It is also an opportunity and an invitation to increase your participation on an individual level at each conference for the future if you so desire!

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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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