LAGUNA, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA), the national association representing the practice management system (PMS) industry and other affiliated stakeholders, announced today that three of their member companies,  AdvancedMD, CallPointe and NextGen Healthcare, will make presentations as part of the HIMSS16 Revenue Cycle Knowledge Center Educational Program.  The schedule includes:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 2:30pm – 3:00pm - Revenue Cycle Management through Benchmarking, Analytics and Virtual Health Telemedicine Encounters
Attendees will learn how to use the various emerging technologies for their practice to improve Revenue Cycle Management. For all sizes of clinics, the presentation will provide how to implement, use and effectively improve their Revenue Cycle. This session will focus on the cutting-edge technologies providers will be using in 2016 and beyond.
Speaker:  Matt Barron, Senior Director of Product Management, AdvancedMD

Tuesday, March 1, 2016  4:00pm – 4:30pm – Breaking Down the Barriers to EFT/ERA
Practices adopting EFT and ERA as part of their Revenue Cycle Management find that they can save an average of $7.21 per payment by switching from manual to automated remittance and payment processing.   Plus, patients get their bill quicker and electronic posting lets them understand their responsibility sooner.  Learn more at this exciting session!
Speakers:  Chris Bruns, Head of Product Development, MedInformatix and President of the Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA); Tim McMullen, JD, CAE, Executive Director of HATA

Thursday, March 3, 2016  12:15pm – 12:45pm – Revenue Cycle Management at the Patient Arrival Point
This presentation will provide the participants with best practices for improving revenue cycle management starting with ensuring the arrival of the patient.  The presentation will also address collections options and additional messaging designed to provide optimal outcomes given the latest reimbursement models. 
Speaker:  Dianna Santillanes, Account Manager for Enterprise Sales Division, CallPointe

Thursday, March 3, 2016  2:30pm – 3:00pm – Clinical Data Exchange With Your Payers – The Rise of Data Dependent Healthcare
In today’s changing payment landscape, clinical data is becoming more closely tied to claim payment in the Revenue Cycle Management. Insurance Payers and Health Plans will be requesting and, in some cases, contractually requiring that clinical data be provided electronically. Will your organization be prepared to handle the electronic exchange of clinical data?
Speaker, Lori Brocato, EDI Product Manager, NextGen Healthcare

“HATA has a tremendous base of thought leaders amongst its membership, and we are excited to share these informational and thought provoking sessions with the healthcare industry,” notes HATA Executive Director, Tim McMullen, JD, CAE. 

About HATA
The Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA) is a non-profit trade association that provides a forum for the PMS industry and other affiliated stakeholders. The association serves as the representative voice to advocate and influence key stakeholders and government representatives on PMS Vendor issues.  Its members, AdvancedMD, AllMeds, Alpha II, American Medical Association (AMA), CallPointe, Clinix, e-MDs, HealthPac, InMediata, MDSynergy, Medinformatix, NextGen, Optum, PracticeAdmin, TransFirst and WorkCompEDI represent over 350,000 providers.

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