The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) Holds 7th Annual Legislative Day

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

“We were delighted with the participation by our members, and have seen the benefits of repeated meetings" said President Laurie A. Shoaf, CPAM

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

Speakers included:
Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX), Health Subcommittee on the House and Energy Committee

Jeanne Marie Davis, Office of the Governor of Virginia

Elizabeth Jurinka, Staffer to Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Emily Henehan Murray, Staffer to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

Paul Miller, Principal of Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC

“We were delighted with the participation by our members, and have seen the benefits of repeated meetings with our elected officials. 25 of our 35 chapters had a delegate in attendance this year, and it is rewarding to see that our members place such a high level of importance in attending and participating, said Laurie A. Shoaf, CPAM, AAHAM President.    

AAHAM issues were included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010. This year, AAHAM is asking that Congress keeps the provisions in the current law on Administrative Simplification. Based on research conducted by the Healthcare Efficiency Index, the following four issues can result in a $30 billion estimated annual savings.    

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

“AAHAM is planning an aggressive push for solid reforms we believe will make a real difference and save money.” said Paul A. Miller, AAHAM’s Congressional Liaison of Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC.

2011 Legislative Day sponsors included “Senator Level” sponsor; Keystone chapter. Representative Level” sponsors were Advantage Billing Concepts, the Greater Florida Buccaneer, Illinois, Maryland and Philadelphia AAHAM chapters.    

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 is 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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