Detour Sessions

Trail Detour – Alternate Route

Take a detour from the conference and spend some time exploring your own personal journey and goals. This alternate route will take you to a destination to learn a new skill or be inspired by fellow members who share their expertise or personal growth experiences. 

Detour sessions will take place in the Learning Lounge sponsored by   

Monday, April 15, 2019

11-11:30 a.m.
The Benefits of Radiology Specific Certification
Lori M. Shore, BS, CPC, RCC

This micro-session will explore the benefits of having RCC or RCCIR certified coders in your organization.  RBMA is not only for business management leaders but also for those who drive your revenue cycle, your coders.  Unlike other specialties, radiology requires knowledge of nearly the entire CPT book, not just the radiology chapter. 

2:45-3:15 p.m.
Completing an Ironman and Surviving Breast Cancer: What Do They Have in Common?
Barbara Rubel, MBA, FRBMA

In August of 2000 I completed my first triathlon, and had completed probably close to 100 tri events since then, including my first Half Ironman distance in May of 2005. Over five and a half hours later, I crossed the finish line, saying “never again!!” Two weeks later I was told I had cancer. I remember thinking, “how can I be in the best shape of my life, having just completed a Half Ironman, and now have breast cancer?” Six years after completing treatment, I embarked on The Ironman and completed it the way I survived breast cancer – one step at a time.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 
11:00 -11:30 a.m.
Work, Family and You: A balancing Act 
Sarah Mountford

With busy work and family schedules, it can be difficult to find time for our families, our jobs and ourselves. Despite the importance we place on our careers, don’t overlook the importance of making meaningful time for family, hobbies, and friends. Come enjoy an interactive session where you can pick up new ideas and share your tips for staying connected at home while managing your job and finding time for personal fulfillment. 

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Mentoring: The Ultimate Career GPS
Barbara Perez Deppman, FACHE             

A remarkable 75% of executives say mentoring has been critical to their career development, according to a survey by the American Society for Training and Development. Mentoring is a strategic tool that when done right, can attract and retain high-potential talent and accelerate leadership development and readiness. Mentoring is also an effective tool for shaping organizational culture and closing engagement and generational gaps. Formalizing this in a structured mentorship program is key to aligning employees to any and all changes your organization may be going through.  Whether it's launching a new program, expanding, reducing or during an merger and acquisition it is key that your human capital/employees are engaged in the organizational goals, strategies, and vision