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Healthcare lawyer Paul DeMuro takes new position with Nossaman LLP

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Healthcare lawyer Paul DeMuro takes new position with Nossaman LLP

Paul R. DeMuro, PhD, JD, FHFMA, recently joined Nossaman LLP in Austin, Texas, as of counsel. Nossaman’s Health Law Group provides the full spectrum of specialized legal services required by the healthcare sector.

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Paul DeMuro

A current member of HFMA’s Florida Chapter, DeMuro was previously chief legal officer, health and wellness, for the Royal Palm Companies in Miami, Florida, where he served as a legal architect for the record-breaking joint venture between a health system and a well-being group to establish a 120,000-square-foot health and well-being center at Miami Worldcenter. DeMuro previously served on HFMA’s National Board of Directors (1995-1997) and is a former vice-chair of the Principles and Practices Board and past president of the Northern California Chapter (2002-2003). 

Remembering two long-time HFMA members: Gary Lampi and Milan 'Doc' Barto

Two former members of HFMA’s National Board of Directors recently died. Both men were also members and past presidents of the Northern California Chapter. 

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Gary Lampi

Gary Lee Lampi, FHFMA, MBA, 77, of Sacramento, California, died Dec. 24. Lampi was an active HFMA member at both the chapter and national levels. He served as president of the Northern California Chapter from 1991 to 1992 and as a member of the HFMA National Board of Directors from 1994 to 1996. He also received the HFMA Medal of Honor, as well as the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards.

Lampi had an extensive background in revenue cycle operations, including senior management positions with Mercy Healthcare Sacramento, Catholic Healthcare West and Kaiser Permanente. In 2003, he went into consulting, working with healthcare providers on revenue cycle operations and other related issues. 

“Gary was a leader, mentor and inspiration to many of us in revenue cycle,” said John J. Feldman, Jr., vice president of FIRM Revenue Cycle Management and a past president of the Northern California Chapter. “Gary helped pioneer many of the concepts and key performance indicators that many of today’s multi-hospital central business offices use to form and collaborate.”

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Milan "Doc" Barto

Milan “Doc” Barto, of Sonora, California, 93, died Jan. 3. A Korean War veteran, he founded Barto Associates, a pioneer of out-sourced accounts receivable operations for hospitals and large clinics across the United States. 

A member of HFMA since 1967, Barto was president of the Northern California Chapter from 1974 to 1975. He went on to serve on the National Board of Directors from 1984 to 1986 and received multiple awards recognizing his outstanding service to the Association, including the 1982 National Board of Directors Award and the 1987 Frederick C. Morgan Individual Achievement Award. Barto also was a recipient of the HFMA Medal of Honor and the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards.

Informing HFMA of his father’s death, Rick Barto said, “Our dad was very involved, enjoyed and was proud of his participation in HFMA at both the local and national levels for many, many years.” 

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