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Renew your RBMA membership for 2014 before the end of the year
Join RBMA and AHRA at a special reception at RSNA
RBMA to present associated sciences courses at RSNA
MedLearn offers 2014 coding update webcast to RBMA members
Attend Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs for FREE
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  ICD-10 Physician Documentation Changes Will Impact Your Practice
What's Your Baseline for Readiness? - Understand more about the percentage of ICD-10-CM codes that may be missing. Learn More...

What Subspecialties Are Most Valuable? - Why you need to identify missing ICD-10 elements and unspecified diagnoses by subspecialty. Learn More...

What Are the Greatest Revenue Impact Issues? Why it's important to identify procedures with highest revenue impact. Learn More...
 

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Renew your RBMA membership for 2014 before the end of the year
RBMA
Don't risk a lapse in your benefits! Renew your membership today and continue enjoying your favorite RBMA benefits.

Next year, RBMA members will qualify for discounted rates at the Radiology Summit, May 4-7, 2014, at The Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C.; and at the Fall Educational Conference, Sept. 19-21, 2014, at The Westin Seattle in Seattle, Wash. Plan your schedule early.

In addition, members will continue to receive the RBMA Bulletin, have access to RBMA Forums, and be part of a community that keeps you informed and knowledgeable of industry events and government affairs.

In 2014, you can expect expanded advocacy efforts, the launch of RBMA U — education online, on demand — and more products and communities to connect you with your radiology business peers.

Please remember that the first member from a practice is the Active Member; all others are Additional Members. Renewal notices for practices with multiple members have been issued to the Active Member, with all additional group members listed. In order to keep our records consistent, RBMA requests that groups with multiple members renew together.

If you have not done so already, please mail in your renewal today.
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Join RBMA and AHRA at a special reception at RSNA
RBMA
RBMA and AHRA will be hosting a joint reception on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. during the RSNA 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill. If you are attending RSNA, you are invited to attend! Please download the invitation and bring it with you to the Hyatt Conference Center at McCormick Place — First Level, Jackson Park ABC Room.

Please refer to the reader boards located throughout the hotel to confirm room assignment the day of the event.

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RBMA to present associated sciences courses at RSNA
RBMA
The RSNA Associated Sciences Consortium is responsible for developing education programs targeted to the members of the 11 associations that represent the various disciplines that function within the radiology department. RBMA is once again supporting the Associated Sciences Consortium and will be presenting two courses at RSNA. If you are attending RSNA please support fellow members by attending the following:
    Tuesday, Dec. 3, 8:30-10 a.m.
    Standards of Ethics in Practice: Evolution, Purpose, Structure, Compliance (An Interactive Session)
    Claudia A. Murray, Moderator; Richard Duszak Jr., MD; and Ann Obergfell, JD, RT(R)

    Wednesday, Dec. 4, 8:30-10 a.m.
    Navigating the Regulatory, Reimbursement, and Compliance Landscape or Land Mines! (An Interactive Session)
    Claudia A. Murray, Moderator; Thomas W. Greeson, JD; Melody W. Mulaik; and Barbara Rubel, MBA

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MedLearn offers 2014 coding update webcast to RBMA members
RBMA
Every year brings significant changes to coding for radiology procedures. For 2014, the major areas of focus include breast interventions — with 14 new CPT® codes — as well as fenestrated aortic endografting, vascular stenting, embolization and drainage procedures. Join long-time radiology coding expert Jeff Majchrzak, BA, RT(R), CNMT, RCC, CIRCC, as he conveys this valuable information to you in the comfort of your own practice.

Register today!

Monday, Dec. 11, 2013
Noon-2 p.m. Eastern Time

RBMA members will receive a 15 percent discount off of the $235 price for this webcast.

Find more information here.

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5 things I love about being a medical biller
Diagnostic Imaging (registration required)
By Marsha Sosebee: With so much upheaval going on in the medical billing world right now, it can look like a bad time to be a biller. I know many who have either left the job or are actively making preparations to leave the job. Most are not sad to be doing so. But with all that is wrong, there are still positive aspects to the job.

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Top 5 ICD-10 considerations that you haven't thought about
Diagnostic Imaging (registration required)
By Michael Sappington: I don't know if it was the cold in the air, but the one-year anniversary to next October's ICD-10 deadline has changed the conversation from concerned to borderline terrified for many of this country's medical practices.

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Tuomey Healthcare Systems ordered to pay nearly $278 million for Stark Law and False Claims Act violations
RBMA
A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Tuomey Healthcare Systems to pay just shy of $278 million for entering into prohibited contractual relationships in violation of Stark Law and the False Claims Act.

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Attend Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs for FREE
RBMA
In today's changing radiology business landscape, it is more important than ever to continue to expand and refresh your professional knowledge by attending valuable educational meetings and engaging in the sharing of ideas with colleagues and professionals in the field. RBMA's mission is to offer quality education, resources and solutions for its members and the healthcare community. In support of the RBMA mission and of radiology practices, VRad has once again provided six $1,500 scholarships to qualified RBMA members who have not attended an RBMA conference in three years. The scholarships will cover registration fees and other costs qualified applicants incur while attending the meeting.

The first scholarship(s) will be awarded to those individuals who would like to attend RBMA's Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs.

Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs
March 9-11, 2014
The Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
Long Beach, Calif.

Scholarship applications are currently being accepted until Dec. 20, 2013. Apply here today.

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Access important data
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As an RBMA member, you have access to all mini-Survey and Hot Topics poll results here once you log in to the RBMA website. Here, you will find how your practice stands against others nationwide. Find out what percentage of radiology coders are certified or how radiologists are compensated for call and much, much more.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Can social media improve communication in healthcare?
Aunt Minnie (registration required)
Social media has transformed the way many people communicate and interact. Could technologies used for social media platforms also improve communication within healthcare organizations? They just might, according to a team from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In an article published online in the Journal of Digital Imaging, a group led by Brian Kolowitz shared their experience with software they developed called Unite, which makes use of technology used in social media.
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Internet marketing: Don't waste your time on the Internet
By Jeffrey Dobkin
Small business advice: You don't need a "great" website. What Internet marketing expert told you that you did? Is the Web a viable way to earn a living? Sure, if you have the time, the money and the talent. And the staff. Then, add more time, money and staff because everything changes rapidly. Every time Google draws a line, you'll need to jump — and don't worry, they'll tell you how high. Here's what you're doing wrong and what to do about it.
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4 areas of focus for redefining radiology's brand
Imaging Biz
On Oct. 1, 36 states launched new health-insurance exchanges, beginning the influx of new patient volume for which the healthcare community has been preparing itself since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For radiologists, who have been trying to redefine themselves in the eyes of patients for several years now, these new customers represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, according to Harry Purcell, operations manager for Zotec Partners.
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Health insurers face an uncertain future
Kaiser Health News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch
In business, it's usually best to be first to enter and carve out a new market. Occasionally, being first can be a costly, even crippling, mistake. And the health insurance industry, hemmed in by the new health law's underwriting rules and administrative spending limits, has not faced this level of risk for decades.
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