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As 2014 comes to a close, RBMA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of RadCast a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 6.


Why Meaningful Use is a good thing for radiology, and how to get on board
RBMA
From Sept. 2: Now heading into its second stage, the MU program continues to generate discussion with respect to its relevance and applicability to radiologists. While MU certainly poses some challenges, radiologists who assume they don't need to participate in the program could be missing out on some significant benefits for their practice and their patients.
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High-deductible health plans and radiology
RBMA
From July 29: Much of the growing influence of consumerism and patient satisfaction on the healthcare marketplace can be traced back to the advent of high-deductible health plans. By shifting ever-larger portions of their medical bills onto patients' backs, payors have created a newly selective group of customers. And radiology, with so many high-ticket procedures in its arsenal, has proven especially vulnerable to the change.
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5 tips for improving radiology billing and coding
Diagnostic Imaging (registration required)
From Aug. 5: Here are five tips to help radiologists keep their billing and coding processes on track, so they can receive the payment they are entitled to and concentrate on their passion — radiology.
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Radiology marketing: Using referral metrics to drive business
RBMA
From Aug. 12: In this audio recording from RBMA's 2014 Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs, Erik Wagner will dive deeper into various marketing metrics in order to correlate dollars spent with measurable results. Download handouts here.
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Rethink the night: An evidence-based discussion on teleradiology partnerships
RBMA
From Nov. 4: A white paper by vRad on "How to Ensure Exceptional Service Levels, Economic Growth and Clinical Performance With Certainty in an Uncertain Healthcare Landscape."
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So you want to pursue radiology group integration
RBMA
From July 22: Sparked by the consolidation occurring among hospitals and health systems, radiology practice integration is a way to maintain independence, autonomy and entrepreneurial spirit while gaining new efficiencies and economies of scale.
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Time of service collection best practices
RBMA
From May 27: As health insurance evolves, patient financial responsibility is increasing at a rapid pace. Deductibles and coinsurance percentages are high, and copayments are larger and more frequent. In the context of declining reimbursement for imaging services, collections from patients has become imperative and best practices are necessary.
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Reduce the Pain of Replacing Systems
ASPYRA, LLC
Over time, most people will change out the systems they use to take advantage of newer technology, features, or because a different vendor seems like a better fit with their financial and operational goals. Most have also experienced replacements that do not go smoothly and have one problem after another. We all would prefer to have an ideal, painless process that goes quickly and smoothly when replacing systems. Planning, staging, and follow up are key ingredients in a pain free process.
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Use revenue cycle benchmarks with care
RBMA
From Oct. 7: There is a common tendency among some radiology practices to take a number from a survey and call it a benchmark, industry standard, or a best practice; however, that process can be a mistake.
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Mergers and acquisitions of radiology practices — the deal process: Start to finish
RBMA
From July 22: Whether a radiology practice is large or small, the group may be considering entering into a merger or acquisition in the near future based on desire or need. This article will provide an overview of the elements of a typical merger or acquisition transaction for a radiology practice.
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Radiology claim denied, but why?
Diagnostic Imaging (registration required)
From July 15: Radiology is among the top five specialties with the most unexpected denials, according to RemitDATA, a company that provides analytics regarding unexpected denials at practices all over the country. Aaron Hood, RemitData's vice president of product management, walks us through the trends of radiology denials and offers remedies for optimizing your workflow and minimizing the number of unexpected denials.
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