Minute with the Board: Circles of Knowledge

Are you someone who feels uncomfortable asking questions in large groups? Do you like the intimacy of small group settings?

By popular demand, we have decided to bring back the Circles of Knowledge. These are small, intimate groups where members discuss various topics that affect all practices regardless of size. Some of the topics we will cover this year are:

  • Handbooks and Employee Policies
  • HR and Point Systems
  • Burnout
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Billing and Coding
  • Contracting New Providers
  • State of Emergency
  • Restructuring and Delegating

These are smaller group settings, designed to bring a closer look and to certain topics that we have found to be in high demand amongst managers. These conversations are discussed in an open forum. Sometimes just listening to someone else can provide the answers to the questions you have and were afraid to ask fearing you were the “only one.” It’s a great opportunity to share and learn from each other!

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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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