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Preparing Radiology for ICD-10-CM: Establishing Internal Processes & Roles
Legal resources available from McDonald Hopkins LLC
Visit the RBMA Career Center for a list of available positions or post a resume

Calendar of events

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Community Health Network, Inc. selects iConnect® and Merge Honeycomb™
Infinx Healthcare to provide dental billing services

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Question of the week
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Preparing Radiology for ICD-10-CM: Establishing Internal Processes & Roles
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On July 19, at 11:30 a.m. CT, Panacea/MedLearn will be presenting the second webcast in a series of four that will walk you through key internal processes and individual responsibilities specific to a radiology provider that must be in place for ICD-10. Highlights:
  • Recommended upgrades and improvements spanning multiple functions, from pre-authorization of radiology services to the EHR/EMR problem list
  • The referral process: critical steps for receiving the detailed referring notes you need to correctly assign ICD-10-CM codes
  • For practices that use super bills, how to communicate with your billing company
  • Crucial questions to ask insurers about their payment policies for radiology services
  • Q&A opportunity: a portion of the session will be devoted to answering as many questions as time permits
RBMA members who register for this webcast will receive a 10 percent discount off the registration fee.

Click here for details.




Legal resources available from McDonald Hopkins LLC
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Through the generous contribution of McDonald Hopkins, a special Legal Resources section appears monthly in the issue of RadCast published the first Tuesday of each month. You may review past issues of RadCast by clicking on the issue noted at the bottom of the eNewsletter. Or you can obtain past Legal Resource articles from the RBMA website. The archives are available to RBMA members only.

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Visit the RBMA Career Center for a list of available positions or post a resume
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Our full-service Career Center is designed especially for employers and job seekers involved in the business of radiology, including vendors who support the radiology industry through offering products and services.

Posting your positions and resumes on the RBMA Career Center will give you great exposure to a wide array of candidates and exciting opportunities in our professional community.

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Many imaging centers struggle with taking attorney liens/letter of protection patients. While the additional volume can be attractive, the risk and uncertainty of payment impacts cash flow and drains resources.

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Calendar of events
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Click here for this week's RBMA calendar of events.



Community Health Network, Inc. selects iConnect® and Merge Honeycomb™ for image interoperabilty and cloud-based storage.
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Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, announced Community Health Network, Inc. has selected Merge Healthcare's iConnect® VNA and iConnect® Access to provide real-time access to images and information among its network of providers and referring physicians. CHN has also selected Merge Honeycomb™ to provide cloud-based image storage. More

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Infinx Healthcare to provide dental billing services
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Infinx Healthcare announced its latest service offering of Dental Practice & Billing Management solutions. As part of this offering Infinx will be providing Dental Revenue Cycle Management Services to Dental Groups and Practices across the U.S. More



Salaries up for radiology administrators
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Salaries for both radiologists and radiologic technologists in the U.S. fell in 2011, according to new salary data from AuntMinnie.com. Meanwhile, radiology administrators appear to be improving their economic lot, reporting six-figure average salaries for the first time. AuntMinnie.com's annual SalaryScan survey tracks benefits and compensation packages for a wide range of radiology professions. More



MU Stage 2 to force interoperability
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Eligible providers and hospitals have their health information exchange work cut out for them to meet the new objectives in the notice of proposed rulemaking for meaningful use Stage 2, Chris Giancola, principal consultant at CSC Global Healthcare Group, told CMIO in an interview. According to Giancola, providers originally put off HIE work in part because vendors haven't historically supported HIE as robustly as they could. More


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Medical data breaches raising alarm
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As more doctors and hospitals go digital with medical records, the size and frequency of data breaches are alarming privacy advocates and public health officials. Keeping records secure is a challenge that doctors, public health officials and federal regulators are just beginning to grasp. And, as two recent incidents at Howard University Hospital show, inadequate data security can affect huge numbers of people. More

'Historically' low healthcare spending growth predicted for 2013
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PwC's Health Research Institute in a survey and report attributes much of the projected slower growth to the tepid economy, the healthcare industry's broad focus on cost containment, higher out-of-pocket costs and, therefore, lower utilization for healthcare consumers, and efforts by employers to keep their health insurance expenses down. More

The new normal in health insurance: High deductibles
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Angela Wenger calls herself a self-reliant "German Midwesterner" who hates to complain. But the Wisconsin mom was dismayed when husband Dan's employer switched to an insurance plan that increased the family's medical expenses tenfold. Two years ago, the company put white-collar workers on a "high-deductible" plan similar to those typically bought by small businesses and individuals. More

Tablets make good educational tool for radiology residents
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Use of tablet devices, such as iPads, by radiology residents would enhance their education, allowing them to keep up with evolving technology, said researchers in a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The survey assessed the type of institution attended, levels of training, amounts of allocated book funds, residents' study habits, access to portable devices and use of electronic and print radiology resources. More
 
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