|Aug. 21, 2012|
Hospital-focused radiology business courses offered at the Fall Educational Conference
RBMA has collaborated with AHRA to present an expanded program of courses that focus on the hospital radiology department. As more and more practices and hospitals become a blended entity, it is crucial to gain an understanding of the strategy and structure of both radiology settings.
The following courses will be offered at the Fall Educational Conference:
Scholarships still available for the Fall Educational Conference
Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a technology-enabled national radiology practice, has partnered with the Radiology Business Management Association to provide RBMA members additional educational opportunities within the field of radiology.
There are currently two more $1,500 scholarships to be awarded to RBMA members who have not attended an RBMA conference in the past five years. The scholarships will cover registration fees and other costs qualified applicants incur for attending the meeting.
Submit your application by Aug. 31 to be considered for the RBMA Fall Educational Conference.
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The ACR-RBMA Forum is worth your time and your money. Here's why.
The faculty chairs had this to say about the third annual ACR-RBMA Forum: New Strategies for Business and Clinical Leaders in Radiology:
"Diagnostic imaging in America is under attack. These crises are unprecedented. Radiologists and practice administrators need cutting edge information in order to succeed."
— Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA
"We are in a time of almost unprecedented change for the industry. As we move toward Accountable Care in some form or another, Radiology must find the means through which they can provide input and feedback for the most appropriate level and type of imaging even if the service is provided outside their realm of care. All of this will require strong leadership teams of Physician/Administrator dyads. It is through meetings such as the ACR-RBMA Forum that individuals are capable of gaining the knowledge necessary to bring this about."
— Keith Chew, MHA, CMPE
Join Dr. Lexa, Mr. Chew and an expert group of faculty members for two days of intense strategizing and learning.
Preparing radiology for ICD-10-CM: Mission-critical documentation & training
Accurate coding and full payment hinge on physician involvement. As much as 80 percent of the documentation currently submitted by radiologists would not support the assignment of diagnostic codes under ICD-10. The bottom line — 80 percent of claims might not be paid. MedLearn is devoting a full webcast seminar, third in a series, to this vitally important topic. This session is specifically targeted to radiologists and all support staff who play a role in physician documentation. Highlights:
Find out about radiology business news for your state
RBMA Chapters keep members informed of radiology business events at the state level. The following states have active chapters: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, NorthEast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington.
If a chapter does not exist in your state, consider starting one. The following states have a large number of members and the most potential for a chapter: Arizona, Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia.
Click here for more information on existing chapters or email email@example.com if you would like more information on how to start a chapter in your state.More
Calendar of events
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