So What IS NORM Ventures?

Describe NORM Ventures to a new member of NORM.

NORM VENTURES is the “for profit” division of NORM. It was established to allow NORM members access to the Cornerstone GPO thru Metro Medical/ Cardinal. NORM VENTURES also allows members to access other contracts including Bio Waste services, Translators, Gel One(viscous supplement), Zolindric Acid, and RX vantage a Pharma Rep scheduling package. That NORM could not contract for as a non-profit organization. (See Members only section of NORM website)

 Why did NORM create NORM Ventures?

It was the best way for NORM to offer services to NORM members as a benefit to belonging to NORM.

Why should someone join NORM Ventures?

Members are automatically part of NORM Ventures, the only thing they have to do is join Cornerstone GPO thru Metro Medical/ Cardinal to receive the cost savings on drugs and supplies. They also can access the other contract services offered to NORM thru NORM VENTURES.

Do you have anything else you’d like to add about NORM Ventures?

The purpose of the Cornerstone GPO is to help both small and large practices.

NORM Ventures is a 25% partner with Metro Medical in Cornerstone.

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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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