|Feb. 11, 2014|
The deadline to reserve your room at the discounted rate for Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs is this Friday
RBMA has reserved a limited number of rooms at a special rate of $179 per night, single or double occupancy. In order to reserve your room, your registration must be processed with an approved payment. Once your application has been processed, a confirmation letter will be emailed to you containing a code with which to reserve your hotel room at the special RBMA rate. This special rate is offered until Feb. 14, based on availability.
Come to Charlotte for the RBMA Radiology Summit in May — It's easy!
Whether you come by plane, train or automobile, getting to Charlotte, N.C., is easy and convenient. Nearly 60 percent of the country's population lives within a two-hour flight of Charlotte. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) connects the Carolinas to the world with more daily flights per capita than any other airport in the nation. CLT is the sixth busiest airport in the world, offering non-stop service from over 179 cities.
Amtrak provides daily passenger rail service on the North and South lines, which access most of the United States.
Charlotte's highly efficient and growing Interstate highway system offers drivers convenient access to the city.
So we will see you in Charlotte. No excuses.
RBMA Call for Volunteers closes Friday
The RBMA Open Call for Volunteers will close this Friday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m. ET! Don't miss out on the chance to be involved and influence change in your organization.
Need more information on RBMA's committees?
Ready to volunteer? Fill out our Volunteer Application.
Current committee members do not need to complete a volunteer form unless interested in appointment to an additional committee in 2014-2015.More
Scholarships deadline less than 2 weeks away!
Each year, RBMA offers scholarships to assist members with attending RBMA educational programming. There are five scholarships remaining for 2014:
The Bob Luther Emerging Leader Travel Scholarship was created to give RBMA members who are first time practice managers or those interested in becoming a practice manager a chance to experience the value of RBMA. The yearly scholarship recipient is awarded the opportunity to attend either the RBMA Radiology Summit or RBMA Fall Educational Conference. The application deadline for the 2014 scholarship is Feb. 28.
RBMA has also renewed its scholarship program with vRad for another year, offering six vRad Education Scholarships to RBMA programs in 2014. Two of these have already been awarded!
Applications are now being accepted on a rolling deadline basis until all available scholarships are awarded. Please submit your application by the following deadlines:
|Radiology Summit||Charlotte, N.C.||Feb. 28|
|Fall Educational Conference||Seattle, Wash.||Aug. 15|
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DataMAXX, RBMA's members-only financial performance benchmarking resource, has replaced and expanded RBMA's existing portfolio of surveys. It collects data and reports results on accounts receivable, procedure volume, compensation, and chart of accounts information including expenses, charges and income, assets and liabilities.
Practices may submit their data or billing companies may submit their clients' data; all respondents are eligible to download a report of the results free! RBMA is currently collecting A/R data for 2012 and will open 2013 data collection soon. Click here or contact email@example.com for more information.
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