The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) to Hold Annual Legislative Day

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The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) http://www.aaham.org , a professional association, will hold its annual Legislative Day, March 30-31, 2011 at the Liaison on Capitol Hill.

“Legislative Day provides a valuable opportunity to meet with key leaders to communicate our perspective on healthcare challenges” said AAHAM President, Laurie Shoaf, CPAM.

The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) http://www.aaham.org , a professional association, will hold its annual Legislative Day, March 30-31, 2011 at the Liaison on Capitol Hill.

Invited speakers include:
Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ), Angela Choy, Republican Staffer, Senate Finance Committee and Jeanne Lambrew, Policy Director, White House Office of Health Care.

“Legislative Day provides a valuable opportunity to meet with key leaders to communicate our perspective on healthcare challenges” said AAHAM President, Laurie Shoaf, CPAM.

“It also provides an excellent forum to hear about the critical healthcare issues that are being addressed in Washington today from prominent speakers. With the new healthcare reform bill; this is a very significant time for our members to be in Washington” added Shoaf.

AAHAM is not taking a position on whether to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. AAHAM is asking that Congress keeps the provisions in the current law on Administrative Simplification, Section 1104. Electronic transactions in healthcare are important to the industry because they increase efficiency and reduce cost.

The following four issues can result in a $30 billion estimated annual savings. The 4 issues include:

Unique Health Plan Identifier
National standard health insurance ID card
Electronic funds transfer
Claim acknowledgement transaction

“At this critical time it is important for everyone to be heard on their issues and I am very pleased to see AAHAM respond. AAHAM is planning an aggressive push for solid reforms we believe will make a real difference and save the tax-payers money.” said Paul A. Miller, AAHAM’s Congressional Liaison of Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC.

For more information regarding AAHAM and its programs, please visit http://www.aaham.org or contact AAHAM, 703-281-4043.

ABOUT AAHAM
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is a national professional association of thirty-five chapters and over 2700 healthcare patient financial services professionals from hospitals, clinics, billing offices, allied vendors, physicians and multi physician groups. AAHAM members direct the activities of the thousands of people who are employed in the healthcare industry.

AAHAM is the preeminent professional organization for revenue cycle professionals and is known for its prestigious certification and educational programs; professional development of its members is one of the primary goals of the association. AAHAM is also recognized for its quarterly journal, The Journal of Healthcare Administrative Management and its Annual National Institute, held each fall. AAHAM actively represents the interests of its members through a comprehensive program of legislative and regulatory monitoring and participation in industry groups such as WEDI, ASC X12, NUBC and NUCC.

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