PBN President Jud Neal Appointed as VP of 2012 HBMA Board
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Jud Neal was recently elected Vice President/President-Elect of the 2012 HBMA Executive Board. Jud will serve a one-year term as Vice President, his seventh as a member of the HBMA Board of Directors. Jud will be one of 13 members elected to the board and one of four executive members. The board is elected by HBMA members, who are collectively responsible for nearly 30% of all physician services billing in the U.S.
“Through its resources, events, and programs as well as its advocacy work in Washington, HBMA provides its members unique information and insight into the ever-changing legislation and regulatory issues related to physician reimbursement,” said Neal. “It’s my privilege to serve on the Board and continue PBN’s long association with the HBMA.”
In past years, Jud has also served on the HBMA Executive Committee as Treasurer, as Vice Chairman of both the Education and Certification Committees, and continues to play an active role on the Government Relations Committee.
Jud commented, “PBN’s association and the types of information and understanding we gain from it is a key component of PBN’s success. Through our involvement with HBMA, PBN is an active player in Washington. We hear about things early on that have a significant impact on our own future, on the future of the billing industry and on our clients and their businesses.”
Jud’s involvement with the HBMA also continues to provide PBN and its clients a more direct and personal voice in Washington. PBN’s commitment to education and involvement in legislative affairs helps direct and guide its internal staff and clientele in use of the latest best practices in medical billing.
About Jud Neal, PBN President
Since 1999 Jud Neal has overseen all facets of PBN, including development of the mission, vision, and overall strategy and execution of objectives. During Mr. Neal’s tenure as President, PBN has maintained a high client retention rate and nearly tripled in size. Prior to joining PBN, Jud held Senior Vice President positions in publicly held medical device and services corporations for over 25 years. Jud holds a BSBA from the University of Missouri, an MBA from Rockhurst University, and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.
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A non-profit, member-led trade association, the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) represents more than 30,000 employees at over 700 third-party medical billing firms. Annually, HBMA companies submit more than 350 million initial claims on behalf of hospital-based physicians, office-based physicians and other allied healthcare providers. HBMA also works with legislative stakeholders and federal agencies to improve the business of medical billing and the practice of healthcare.
SOURCE Physicians Business Network