Sep. 8, 2015

Today is the last day to reserve your hotel room for the Fall Educational Conference at the discounted rate
The deadline to reserve your hotel room at the Hilton Austin and receive the RBMA special discounted rate is today, Tuesday, Sept. 8.

To take advantage of the discount, you must first register for the conference and use a code that is included in your registration confirmation letter. You will receive your confirmation immediately after registering today.

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

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Register to attend the Fall Educational Conference by Friday and SAVE!
The last day to register for the Fall Educational Conference and receive the discounted rate is this Friday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. ET. After this Friday, the fee will increase by $80. After Sept. 21, only on-site registration will be available for an additional $100. Don't delay. Register today and save!

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All new members who join now and attend the 2015 Fall Educational Conference will receive $125 off their conference registration. This bundle and save promotion is ending THIS Friday, Sept. 11!

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 Sept. 11 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

DataMAXX — Did you know? It's never too late to submit data
Although the extended deadline to submit compensation data for inclusion in the official report was last Friday, it's not too late to submit your practice's or practice management clients' data. With DataMAXX, you can submit data at any time and receive results for free. Once your data have been accepted, you will be able to run structured queries through DataMAXX to view up-to-date results that include your data. To participate, simply complete the Excel® questionnaire and email it to RBMA, or log in to your DataMAXX account to upload a .csv file or enter data into an online form. Data are confidential, and results are released only in aggregated form.

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