Advancing the Business of Radiology
The leading professional organization for radiology business management professionals in any radiology setting.
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Welcome, Leaders!

As a practice leader, you have come to the right place for radiology business professionals who are dedicated to supporting and enhancing their vocation, investing in their career and pursuing higher goals. You have the respect of your physicians to help guide, develop and maintain a practice/department and you strive to advance the profession and improve the business of healthcare.

RBMA is the place to turn for inspiration, resources and practical tools you can’t find anywhere else.

Leaders
“The RBMA provides critical information through expertise and dedication to the field of radiology business. Being a member of RBMA as an administrator has provided me with the most up to date information and networking opportunities to assist me in performing at the highest level.”

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Resources For Leaders

Register now for DataMAXX for reliable and immediate data to make the right operational decisions, optimize resources, continuously improve performance and develop a strategy for the future

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Welcome, Radiology Business Managers!

As a manager you have come to the right place for information and resources that will assist you in coding properly and obtaining the best possible reimbursement for your practice.

RBMA connects radiology business managers with resources and practical tools to help you succeed.

Manager
“I have been in the radiology business for 34 years and have seen many changes. One of the best changes is how the RBMA has grown and provides us with the necessary tools that we need in order to help us continue on this rocky road.”

More Resources For Managers:

Conference Audio Recording

Articles

Resources For Managers

DataMAXX

RBMA U

Enroll in RBMA U’s Radiology Business 101 – an overview program covering the basics of radiology business as defined under the RBMA Common Body of Knowledge.

DataMAXX

DataMAXX

RBMA’s innovative new practice analytic solution that takes benchmarking to new levels through the combination of your practice’s information and state-of-the art technology and data query protocols.

 

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Welcome, Coders!

As a coder, you have come to the right place for for information and resources that will assist you in coding properly and obtaining the best possible reimbursement for your practice.

RBMA connects coders with resources and practical tools to help you succeed.

“RBMA membership offerings, either the list serve or conference attendance, has provided up to date trends in coding, payor policy and practice management issues. The topics discussed through the list serve either coding or practice management has helped my practice be proactive.”

More Resources For Practice Coders:

Resources For Coders

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Prepare for tomorrow. Order your ICD-10-CM Toolkit today.
The IDC-10-CM Toolkit designed by Coding Strategies (CSI) and Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) gives the busy radiology administrator all of the tools needed to prepare the practice for the implementation of ICD-10.

Libman Education
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Welcome, Marketers!

As a marketer, you have come to the right place for information on the state of imaging today and how to effectively market your radiology practice by incorporating tools and strategies including social media and today’s technological innovations.

RBMA is the place to turn for inspiration, resources and practical tools you can’t find anywhere else.

“The RBMA Marketing Conference is a great way to network with colleagues from around the country to gain different ideas and perspectives without the threat of direct competition.”

More Resources For Practice Marketers:

Order your Marketing Toolkit today.

A toolkit designed specifically for radiology marketing, includes samples forms and ideas.

Click here to preview Table of Contents.

Resources For Marketers

5 Steps to Effective Social Media Measurement
If you’re going to invest time in social media, you need to measure performance, but it can be difficult to identify relevant metrics.

How to Generate Compelling Content Ideas for Your Online Customer or Member Community [Infographic]
Are you looking for content to fulfill your new content marketing strategy, but don’t know where to start? Try these 10 great content ideas – plus a bonus idea – to jump start or breathe new life into your efforts.

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Welcome, Vendors!

As a vendor offering radiology products and services you have come to the right place to find your target audience. RBMA attracts decision-makers with buying power.

RBMA members rely on vendors to keep them informed of new technologies, developments, and products for their practices.

“RBMA provides the foundation for connecting with the right people. We appreciate the opportunity to visit with our existing clients as well as meet new prospective clients.”

More Resources For Practice Vendors:

Resources For Vendors

Start planning your 2017 marketing program with RBMA today! Consider a Global Level Sponsorship. Contact daphne.gawronhski@rbma.org for details.

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  • Billing
  • Chart of Accounts

  • The RBMA recommended Chart of Accounts is just that—a recommendation. As all practices are different, your practice may not be able to follow this recommended format completely. However, use of this chart should make it easier for you to complete the RBMA DataMAXX modules because the categories listed here tie into the requested formats for the data collected in those modules.

    The Chart of Accounts includes the following cost centers:

    • Operating expenses – non-imaging center: Expenses to operate the non-imaging center portions of the practice that are not physician expenses or general administrative expenses. Examples of these types of expenses are salary and benefits for a physician secretary, courier expense for outside reads and marketing/promotion for the marketing of the professional component portion of the practice.
    • Physician expenses: Salaries, benefits and other expenses that relate to the individual physicians of the practice – whether partners or employees. Examples of these types of expenses are physician salaries and bonuses, continuing education, cell phone expense, professional liability insurance and meals and entertainment.
    • Billing department expenses: Expenses relating to billing for the practice’s PC and TC services. Examples of these types of expenses are salaries and benefits for the employees who perform the billing functions, clearinghouse fees for transmittal of claims and fees for the bank lockbox charges, if applicable. Note that if an outside billing company’s services are contracted, that expense should be included in this cost center as “billing fees.”
    • Imaging center and other site(s) of service expenses: Expenses for the operation of the imaging center(s) and any other clinical sites of service, by site. Examples of these types of expenses are salaries and benefits for the technologists, contrast, medical equipment lease, and marketing/promotion to market the imaging centers. Other sites of service may include vascular centers and pain management centers or other sites of service that would not fall under the traditional category of an imaging center.
    • Administrative expenses: Expenses for the general administration of the practice that do not fit into the descriptions for the recommended cost centers above. Examples of these types of expenses are salaries and benefits for employees who perform general administrative functions such as accounting services, payroll service fees, and non-lockbox bank service charges.

    The accounts themselves are generally applicable to multiple cost centers. The downloadable Chart of Accounts includes recommendations for the appropriate cost centers to which the revenue categories should be allocated.

    Other notes:

    • The recommended Chart of Accounts is for a cash basis reporting entity. If your practice reports on an accrual basis, modifications – such as the addition of an account for accounts receivable – will have to be made.
    • In this recommended Chart of Accounts, meals and entertainment are separated from travel. Any meal expenses for travel should be included in meals and entertainment and not in the travel account category.
    • If your practice uses an outside company to perform both billing and management services, we recommend that the fees paid be split into two expense categories, billing fees and management fees, in the Chart of Accounts.
    • Outside reads expense (nighthawk services) is included in the Physician expenses category as these professional interpretations can be performed either internally or by an outside service.
    NAME OF ACCOUNT  TYPE OF ACCOUNT 
    401(k) payable Current liability
    401(k) plan expense Expense
    Accounting services Expense
    Accounts payable - general Current liability
    Accumulated depreciation - furniture and fixtures Fixed asset
    Accumulated depreciation - medical equipment - non RIS/PACS Fixed asset
    Accumulated depreciation - medical equipment - RIS/PACS Fixed asset
    Accumulated depreciation - office equipment Fixed asset
    Amortization Expense
    Auto/mileage expense Expense
    Bank charges - lockbox Expense
    Bank charges - other Expense
    Billing fees Expense
    Books and journals Expense
    Cash - investment account Current asset
    Cash - money market Current asset
    Cash - operating Current asset
    Child care withheld payable Current liability
    Cleaning service Expense
    Clearinghouse fees Expense
    Coding expense Expense
    Collection agency fees Expense
    Collection agency income Revenue
    Common stock Equity
    Computer equipment Expense
    Computer supplies Expense
    Consulting expense Expense
    Continuing education Expense
    Contract labor Expense
    Contrast Expense
    Contributions Expense
    Courier expense Expense
    Current year income Equity
    Depreciation - medical equipment Expense
    Depreciation - other Expense
    Depreciation - RIS/PACS Expense
    Dues - other Expense
    Dues - professional Expense
    Employee retention and morale Expense
    Employee training Expense
    Equipment lease - medical Expense
    Equipment lease - other Expense
    Equipment purchases Expense
    Federal income tax payable Current liability
    Film expense Expense
    Franchise tax Expense
    Furniture and fixtures Fixed asset
    Gifts Expense
    Global billing revenue Revenue
    Health insurance deduction Current liability
    Health savings account funding Expense
    Imaging center TC revenue Revenue
    Income from outside ventures Revenue
    Insurance - dental Expense
    Insurance - Directors and Officers Expense
    Insurance - Errors and Omissions Expense
    Insurance - general Expense
    Insurance - group disability Expense
    Insurance - group life Expense
    Insurance - health Expense
    Insurance - individual disability Expense
    Insurance - individual life Expense
    Insurance - pension/profit sharing plan Expense
    Insurance - professional liability Expense
    Insurance - unemployment Expense
    Interest expense Expense
    Interest income Revenue
    Laundry/gowns Expense
    Legal services Expense
    Licenses and fees - other Expense
    Licenses - professional Expense
    Line of credit payable Current liability
    Loan #1 Long term liability
    Loan #2 Long term liability
    Local payroll tax payable Current liability
    Lodging Expense
    Management fees Expense
    Marketing/promotion Expense
    Meals and entertainment Expense
    Medical director fees Revenue
    Medical equipment - non RIS/PACS Fixed asset
    Medical equipment - RIS/PACS Fixed asset
    Medical reimbursement Expense
    Medical supplies Expense
    Medicare tax payable Current liability
    Meeting expense Expense
    Meeting/CE registration fees Expense
    Membership fees Expense
    Miscellaneous expense Expense
    Office equipment Fixed asset
    Office expense Expense
    Office supplies Expense
    Other income Revenue
    Other qualified/non-qualified plan expense Expense
    Outside reads expense Expense
    Outside ventures Other asset
    PACS expense - lease Expense
    PACS expense - maintenance Expense
    Parking Expense
    Payroll service fees Expense
    Payroll taxes Expense
    Pension/profit sharing plan expense Expense
    Pension/profit sharing plan payable Current liability
    Petty cash Current asset
    Pharmaceuticals Expense
    Postage Expense
    Preferred stock Equity
    Printed materials Expense
    Professional (PC) billing revenue Revenue
    Professional liability insurance dividend Revenue
    Programming/interface expense Expense
    Property taxes Expense
    Records storage Expense
    Recruiting expense - other Expense
    Recruiting expense - physician Expense
    Refunds Offset revenue
    Rent Expense
    Repair and maintenance Expense
    Repair and maintenance agreements Expense
    Retained earnings Equity
    Retirement plan administration Expense
    Returned checks Offset revenue
    RIS expense - lease Expense
    RIS expense - support Expense
    Salaries - management Expense
    Salaries - physician Expense
    Salaries - physician extender Expense
    Salaries - physician partner Expense
    Salaries - staff Expense
    Salaries - technologists Expense
    Severance plan payments Expense
    Social security tax payable Current liability
    State tax payable Current liability
    Statement preparation Expense
    Storage Expense
    Taxes Expense
    Telephone expense - cell Expense
    Telephone expense - data lines Expense
    Telephone expense - non cell Expense
    Teleradiology fees Revenue
    Travel expense Expense
    Treasury stock Equity
    Uniforms Expense
    Utilities Expense
    Workers compensation insurance Expense

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