Aug. 25, 2015

Don't miss your chance to JOIN, ATTEND and SAVE!
All new members who join now and attend the 2015 Fall Educational Conference receive $125 off their registration. This bundle and save promotion is ending Monday, Aug. 31. Don't miss out on this fabulous deal!

To take advantage, visit www.rbma.org/membership, and follow the instructions to join online and pay your dues. Your welcome letter will include a link to get your coupon code. Once you have your coupon code visit www.rbma.org/fec to register online for the Fall Educational Conference.

New members who join between July 15 and Aug. 31 and do not wish to attend the Fall Educational Conference are still eligible for a $100 coupon off RBMA products. If you have any questions about joining RBMA, the dues, or your membership type, please contact us at membership@rbma.org.More

Back to school — back to conference!
Summer is winding down and it's back to school time for everyone, including RBMA members! Register to attend the Fall Educational Conference to enrich your education and inspire your personal development. Early bird registration rates end Sept. 11.

See a complete list of sessions here.

RBMA 2015 Fall Educational Conference
Sept. 27-29
Hilton Austin
Austin, Texas

Register Here

RBMA members SAVE on the ACR-RBMA Practice Leaders Forum
Join with colleagues and leading management experts for this all-new meeting that will arm you with the hard-hitting strategies you need to better navigate the new business of health care. Harness new and effective strategies for driving practice growth, and learn to capitalize on the health care changes happening right now. Jan. 15–17, Phoenix, Ariz.

Register early and SAVE! More

DataMAXX — Did you know? Compensation Survey deadline extended to Sept. 4
RBMA is currently collecting compensation data for 2014. The original deadline to submit data was last Friday but has been extended to next Friday, Sept. 4. Your participation is critical to the validity of the results. Please help us continue to provide trusted, dependable benchmarks by contributing your practice's or your practice management clients' data.


Preparing for ICD-10
What will the post-ICD-10 health care world look like? What will the new "normal" be?More

It's time to start thinking about your 2016 marketing plan
As we approach the last quarter of the year and a new budget season, it is important to research and create your marketing strategy for 2016.

RBMA is the leading national organization for radiology business professionals, bringing together business solutions vendors with members who are key decision makers within their organizations and who can carry your messages, brand and voice.

Through the RBMA Global Sponsorship Program, our corporate partners can build a program that resonates with members throughout the entire year.

If you are interested in discussing potential opportunities, contact Daphne Gawronski.More

Merge Healthcare named a leading vendor in KLAS 2015 Midterm Performance Review
Merge Healthcare
Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform health care, was recently recognized as a top vendor in the KLAS 2015 Midterm Performance Review: Software & Services report. Merge Healthcare ranked second in the Software Performance by Vendor category, receiving an overall score of 81.9.More

MBMS expands in Virginia
MBMS is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the exclusive billing and practice management agreement with Charlottesville Radiology, Ltd., and CRL Surgical Associates, based in Charlottesville, Va.More

CMS turns attention to billing for off-campus services
Aunt Minnie (registration required)
In just a few months — Jan. 1, in fact — two new mandatory Medicare billing requirements will take effect for physicians and hospitals. The goal of these requirements is to help the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services collect data on the frequency of, type of, and payment for services furnished in off-campus provider-based hospital departments. More

Adjusting your EHR to an ICD-10 environment
Physicians Practice (registration required)
There's been a lot of talk about the run up to Oct. 1, when ICD-10 will be a reality for health care providers around the country. But what happens on that specific day and in the days, weeks and months to follow? Ron Sterling, president of Silver Spring, Md.-based Sterling Solutions, has five pieces of advice for physician practices that want to thrive with their EHR in the ICD-10 world.More

Health care organizations grapple with data breaches, lawsuits
iHealth Beat
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing recently announced the protected health information of individuals from 1,622 households might have been compromised after a technical glitch sent letters to the wrong recipients, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports. According to Health Data Management, the glitch occurred when Deloitte updated the state's benefits management system. More

Imaging transaction trends: Out with acquisitions, in with strategic partnerships
Imaging Biz
Over the past 18 months, the number of imaging center transactions has slowed from the feverish pace observed from 2010 to 2013. During this time, reimbursement cuts compounded by equipment replacement needs resulted in significant financial strain for a large number of independent freestanding single-site imaging centers. More

Value-based reimbursement is not a revenue killer
Health Leaders Media
Many hospital CEOs and CFOs have been forced to straddle the two worlds of fee-for-service and value-based reimbursements for some time now, even if their organizations largely held to the more familiar approach and hoped others would show how to thrive when putting revenue at risk. As more health care systems are joining in the movement toward increased bundled-payment and shared-savings contracts, those early adopters are revealing their secrets to success.More

Fewer than 10 percent of people in the U.S. are uninsured
Health Imaging
During the first quarter of 2015, seven million more people had health insurance compared with the same time period last year, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Overall, 29 million people in the U.S. (9.2 percent of the population) did not have health insurance in the first three months of 2015. In 2014, 36 million people (11.5 percent of the population) were uninsured. More