Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2012
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) Holds 8th Annual Legislative Day
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) http://www.aaham.org, a professional association, held its eighth annual Legislative Day, April 11-12, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.
Dan Elling, Staff Director of the House Ways & Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health
Julia Harris, Kaiser Family Foundation
Paul A. Miller, Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies
Adam J. Peterman is the Director of Federal Government Affairs for ACA International
Brad Schweer, Legislative Director, Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)
“We were delighted with the participation by our members and have seen the benefits of repeated meetings with our elected officials. It was rewarding to see how our members place such a high level of importance in attending and participating, said Christine Stottlemyer, AAHAM President and Director of Patient Accounting, Memorial Hospital, York Pennsylvania.
AAHAM’s 2012 Legislative Day focused on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). AAHAM feels it is imperative that Congress take immediate action to modernize the TCPA for the 21st Century. AAHAM feels the TCPA should recognize a consumer’s right to consent to receive phone calls that are made to their wireless phones, including use of an auto dialer or prerecorded message, by those with whom the consumer has an established relationship, if that number is provided by the consumer.
AAHAM says healthcare providers and their agents need to be able to contact consumers on any phone number they provided and by any methods such as auto-dialers and pre-recorded messages. Prohibiting contact via wireless results in greater uncollectible balances and higher uncollectible balances increase the cost of healthcare.
"AAHAM continues to impress with their annual Legislative Day. They are well attended and organized, and their members have proven to be effective in their ask to Congress. This type of effort and commitment has made AAHAM one of the most effective healthcare advocates in Washington."
2012 Legislative Day sponsors included “President Level” sponsor PFS Group. “Senator Level” sponsors; Client Financial Services of Michigan, Greater Florida Buccaneer and the Keystone chapters. “Representative Level” sponsors were. The Gopher, Illinois, Maryland and Philadelphia chapters and Progressive Management Systems.
For more information regarding AAHAM and its programs, please visit http://www.aaham.org or contact AAHAM, 703-281-4043.
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is a national professional association of thirty-two chapters and over 3000 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.