WHEREAS, medical billers provide a much needed service to doctors and other healthcare providers; and
WHEREAS, medical billers regularly communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information so that providers are providing the best care possible; and
WHEREAS, increasingly, health care providers rely on medical billing companies to assist them in processing claims in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations; and
WHEREAS, additionally, health care providers consult with medical billing companies for advice regarding reimbursement matters, as well as overall business decision-making; and
WHEREAS, medical billers strive to provide a high level of ethical, lawful, and professional conduct throughout the entire health care industry; and
WHEREAS, medical billers can offer expertise in carrier reimbursement requirements, and help ensure that medical claims are accurately prepared to free physicians and other practitioners so they can devote their energies to the care of their patients; and
WHEREAS, medical billers continue to influence the billing process in a positive and credible manner, and should be recognized for their efforts and their loyalty to the medical billing profession;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize March 29, 2018, as NATIONAL MEDICAL BILLERS DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.