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RBMA announces 2012-2013 officers of the RBMA Board of Directors
Volunteer Recognition Awards presented at the Radiology Summit
RBMA 2012 Class of Fellows announced
Corporate Partners update your Buyer's Guide listing by June 2
Save the date for fall events at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
What is MentorMatch?
Stay connected and stay informed

Calendar of events

Corporate News
Lakeland Healthcare Group selects Merge Healthcare for end-to-end radiology solutions

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RBMA announces 2012-2013 officers of the RBMA Board of Directors
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Please welcome the following new officers of the RBMA Board of Directors:
    President Robert T. Still
    President-Elect Wendy Lomers, CPA, MBA
    Immediate Past-President Michael Bohl, RT, MHA, FRBMA
    Secretary Mary Hondl
    Treasurer Worth Saunders, MHA, FACHE, FRBMA
    Parliamentarian Keith E. Chew, CMPE


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Volunteer Recognition Awards presented at the Radiology Summit
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Volunteers are the cornerstone of our association. Because of their dedication and service, RBMA continues to move forward offering members applied business information and intelligence applicable in any radiology environment.

Immediate Past-President Michael Bohl presented the following awards to members of the RBMA community who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to RBMA:
    Calhoun Award – Walter C. Blackham, MS, RCC
    The Calhoun Award is for outstanding contributions to radiology business management and to RBMA.

    President's Award - John W. Ey, MBA
    The President's Award is for going above and beyond to promote an atmosphere that enhances networking and "Progress Through Sharing."

    Special Recognition Award – Larry Buchwalter, MBA, JD ; Christie James, MS; and Marjorie Thompson
    The Special Recognition Award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond when it comes to "Progress Through Sharing."

    Global Achievement Award – Keith E. Chew, CMPE, and Alicia Vasquez, CRA, RT, FRBMA
    The Global Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding contribution of time and talent to RBMA.





RBMA 2012 Class of Fellows announced
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The third Class of Fellows was announced at the Radiology Summit. RBMA Past-Presidents were granted fellowship along with longtime members Susan Cox, CPA; James Hamilton, MBA, CMM; Christie James, MS; and Randal Roat, CHBME.

Corporate Partners update your Buyer's Guide listing by June 1
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The July/August RBMA Bulletin includes a listing of industry products and vendors. All RBMA Corporate Partners receive a complimentary listing. Make sure your listing is up to date by clicking here.

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Save the date for fall events at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
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Mark your calendars and start making plans to attend one or all of the following events that will be held at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Chandler, Ariz.

Oct. 5-7
ACR-RBMA Forum: New Strategies for Business and Clinical Leaders in Radiology

Oct. 6-7
Interventional Radiology Coding Course

Oct. 7-10
Fall Educational Conference


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What is MentorMatch?
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The RBMA MentorMatch Program was developed to support the RBMA motto, "Progress Through Sharing." Any individual looking for advice from experienced peers may request a Mentor through MentorMatch. Mentoring may cover issues relating to a practice including, but not limited to, human resources, equipment, operation, compliance, payor, patient or physician issues.

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Stay connected and stay informed
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RBMA Forums are one of the top membership benefits of RBMA. Forums can provide fast answers to baffling questions from field experts. Current topics include Coding, Hospital-Based, Marketing, Practice Management and Payor Relations.

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Calendar of events
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Lakeland Healthcare Group selects Merge Healthcare for end-to-end radiology solutions
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Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced that Lakeland Healthcare Group, a multisite practice including two regional hospitals and numerous affiliated and free standing clinics in Illinois, will implement its integrated suite of cloud-hosted radiology solutions to improve workflow and achieve Meaningful Use. More


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How rivals built an ACO
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About three years ago two rival Minnesota health systems — HealthPartners and Allina Health — began exploring how they could combine their resources to accomplish together what they couldn't do alone. The two formed Northwest Metro Alliance to focus on achieving the triple aim of healthcare — better care, better health and lower cost. More

Switch to SBRT for prostate cancer could save $250 million annually
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The use of stereotactic body radiation therapy rather than intensity-modulated radiation therapy for low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer could produce a win-win combination and curb ballooning prostate cancer treatment costs while also trimming individual indirect costs to patients, according to a study published online in the May issue of the American Journal of Managed Care. More

Data mining and analytics in radiology
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Patient safety, satisfaction and the quality of care you provide are no longer merely questions of how well you complete the appropriate services. More and more, group practices and hospital departments are turning to advanced analytics tools for data to streamline their work flow and improve efficiency. The list of tools is growing, as is the number of companies providing them, but according to industry experts, there are a few advanced analytics systems that should be your technology bedrock. More

Software tool facilitates radiologist-technologist feedback
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Thomas Jefferson University recently experienced a spike in the number of scratches on radiography images at one location. Thanks to an internally developed PACS plug-in called Technique Logger, however, the institution was able to quickly diagnose the problem: faulty equipment maintenance. In addition to quick spotting of quality control issues like this one, Technique Logger has improved communication between radiologists and technologists, said Dr. Richard Gorniak. More

Health Care Cost Institute sparks debate with landmark data set
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As the volume of patient data that forms the foundation of the recently released "Health Care Cost and Utilization Report: 2010" carries enough weight to stand on its own, all that's left for people on the sidelines to do is comment on its usage. The report has become fodder for pundits of all stripes because its key finding undercuts all the finger-pointing that has emerged among disappearing reimbursement dollars. More

Health insurance cutbacks squeeze the insured
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Even people with insurance are paying thousands of dollars out of pocket before their insurance kicks in. And even when it does, insurance picks up less than it used to — often a lot less. More than 1 in 5 Americans had a problem getting insurance to pay for a hospital, doctor or other healthcare in the past year, according to a new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. More
 
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