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Renew your RBMA membership before end of year
RBMA 2011* Accounts Receivable Performance Survey report now available
ACR update webinar: FREE to RBMA members
MedLearn offers 2012 coding update audio seminar to RBMA members
Deadline to submit application for vRad Education Scholarship is Dec. 1
Register to attend RBMA’s Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs
Calendar of events

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At RSNA, DR Systems will exhibit RIS, Reporting, Peer Review systems

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Question of the week
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What percent change in same-store, total collections has your group experienced in the first three quarters of 2011 compared with the first three quarters of 2010?

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Renew your RBMA membership before end of year
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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 20-23, 2012, at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando®, Orlando, Fla.; and at the Fall Educational Conference, Oct.7-10, 2012, at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler, Ariz. Plan your calendar 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 2012, you can expect expanded advocacy efforts, increased Web-based education, more products and more 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.

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RBMA 2011* Accounts Receivable Performance Survey report now available
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*based on 2010 data

This survey collects data on charges and charge offsets, collections and collection offsets, and A/R aging providing the reader with comparative information to facilitate analyses of accounts receivable management performance.

Click here to view the table of contents.

NEW for 2011! This survey is available in an electronic format delivered right to your email inbox within two business days from time of purchase. If you participated in the 2011 A/R Survey, a link to download the report will be sent to you soon.

$300 Members/$600 Non-members

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ACR update webinar: FREE to RBMA members
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Join presenters Bibb Allen, Jr., MD, RCC; Joshua Cooper; and Pamela Kassing, MPA, RCC, for a very important update from the ACR.

Join this webinar to:
  • Learn what challenges radiology faces with Congress heading into the 2012 election year.
  • Hear about CMS' final regulations for 2012 from the MPFS, HOPPS and more.
  • Learn from ACR leaders what ACR is doing to preserve radiology and maintain stability during this time of huge change.
  • Talk out the issues with the ACR representatives and find out what you can do to help!
Click here for more information.


Visit Nuance Booth #2816 at RSNA
Nuance Healthcare can help your radiology practice save time, money and resources, while improving patient safety and care with PowerScribe 360. PowerScribe 360 closes the loop on radiology reporting and communication to manage utilization of high-tech imaging, eliminate transcription costs and improve data management and outcomes analysis. more


MedLearn offers 2012 coding update audio seminar to RBMA members
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Every year brings significant changes to coding for radiology procedures. Not knowing what the changes are or what they mean could cost your facility dearly, both in terms of lost revenue and penalties for noncompliance. Don't take any chances!

Save the Date!
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RBMA members will receive a $36 discount off the $225 price for this webcast.

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Deadline to submit application for vRad Education Scholarship is Dec. 1
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Virtual Radiologic, a technology-enabled national radiology practice, has partnered with RBMA to provide RBMA members additional educational opportunities within the field of radiology.

vRad will award a $1,500 scholarship to RBMA members who have not attended an RBMA conference. The scholarships will cover registration fees and other costs qualified applicants incur for attending the meeting. Applicants must have been an RBMA member for at least two years.

The scholarship recipient will be able to use the scholarship to attend the Radiology Summit, May 20-23, 2012, at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® in Orlando, Fla.

Click here to access the application.


Register to attend RBMA's Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs
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Registration is now open for one of RBMA's most well-attended seminars. Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs will offer three days of an intense, and exceptionally fun, learning experience in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Plus, attend the 7th annual Quest Awards Ceremony. Start collecting your showcase marketing samples. Entries are now being accepted. Click here to submit your Quest Awards entry.

Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs
March 18-20, 2012
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Calendar of events
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Click here for this week's RBMA calendar of events.


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At RSNA, DR Systems will exhibit RIS, Reporting, Peer Review systems
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DR Systems will be exhibiting its highly rated and flexible Unity™ v|Series RIS — along with the full complement of modular Unity CVIS, PACS and Reporting options — at RSNA 2011. The new RIS is both desktop and server virtualization-capable and can be accessed from pre-existing PACS or RIS workstations plus a wide range of mobile/non-mobile computing devices. More

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Medicare back on the brink over cuts to doctors
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Politicians of both parties outdo each other vying for the approval of seniors, but their inability to compromise on the federal budget has put Medicare in the crosshairs again. Unless Congress acts before Jan. 1, doctors face a 27 percent cut in their fees for treating Medicare patients. That could undermine health care for millions of elderly and disabled beneficiaries. More

Radiologists report concerns about meaningful use program
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Although a vast majority of radiologists qualify under the federal government's meaningful use incentive program for electronic health records, many have lingering concerns about the program. In a new survey of 216 radiologists, 40 percent said they had concerns about the lack of clarity of the guidelines or decreased efficiency as a result of adopting the current guidelines. More


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RSNA president: The future of radiology is bright
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Radiology is beset with challenges ranging from regulatory to monetary. However, in his presidential address at the RSNA 2011 meeting, Dr. Burton Drayer said he preferred to focus on the "rainbows instead of the impending storm clouds." Sometimes pessimism gets the best of us, said Drayer, who is also radiology chairman at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. More

Obstacles remain in path to bundled health care payments
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The transition to bundled health care payments remains several years away, with certain obstacles impeding progress in that direction, reveals a study by nonprofit research organization Rand Corp. The study involved an examination of the first three years the PROMETHEUS Payment Project, initiated by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute. More



ICD-10: Mandate and opportunity
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As the clock continues to tick down toward October 2013, when ICD-10 takes effect, hospital leaders are hopeful that the coding changes will result in improved quality of care. Still, many remain wary of the inevitable learning curve that comes with the mandate. In the long run, the increased specificity of the coding structure will enable physicians to better tailor patient care. In the short term, it will cause problems and communication confusion. More

RSNA: Bending the cost curve — how to ride the tide
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The unsustainable cost trajectory in health care is well-known, but much less understood are strategies for practices to thrive as government and payors step up efforts to bend the cost curve. Experts examined the drivers and impacts of the cost curve conundrum during a session at the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. More


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