HATA Announces National Conference

LAGUNA, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA) announced today the launch of their first National Conference to be held October 20th and 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Reston near Washington, DC. This meeting is in conjunction with the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Fall Conference.

Presentations exclusively for the Practice Management System (PMS) industry include: an insider's look at the upcoming elections, a Q&A around ICD-10 readiness, the important role the practice management system industry can play in the changing healthcare environment, an opportunity to submit input on the new PMS Accreditation Program (PMSAP), and an in-depth discussion around Value Based Payments.

"This National Conference is a unique opportunity for practice management systems to engage with industry leaders on topics that are at the forefront of healthcare IT," notes HATA Executive Director, Tim McMullen, JD, CAE. Full schedule:

Monday, October 20, 2014

9:00 to 9:15am – Welcome and Introduction to HATA, Tim McMullen, JD, CAE, HATA Executive Director

9:15 to 10:00am – Washington, DC Update – Bill Finerfrock, President & Owner, Capitol Associates

10:00 to 10:55am – Q&A on ICD-10 – Denesecia Green, Acting Director of the CMS Administrative Simplification Group

11:05 to Noon – Role of the PMS in an ever-changing healthcare landscape – Matthew Albright – CAQH CORE Senior Manager

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

4:30pm to 5:30pm – Discussion on the EHNAC PMS Accreditation Program – Lee Barrett, Executive Director, EHNAC

5:30pm to 6:30pm – Presentation on Value Based Payments – Speaker TBA

WEDI is offering a special 20% discount off registration for both the HATA and WEDI Conference. CLICK HERE to register and enter HATA20 as the promotion code. Many WEDI sessions will be of interest to the PMS industry as well. CLICK HERE to see their full agenda.

About HATA

HATA seeks to be an invaluable resource for its members to receive education and healthcare industry information quickly and easily, provide the tools to expand and build upon a member's client base, network and collaborate with practice management system (PMS) peers and other industry stakeholders, advocate with one representative voice, and influence the healthcare community on issues vital to the healthcare administrative technology industry.

To learn more about the Healthcare Administrative Technology Association, visit the website at www.hata-assn.org or contact Tim McMullen, JD, CAE, Executive Director, 844-440-HATA (4282) or tim@hata-assn.org.

Source: HATA