Financial Management (September/October 2019)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

President’s Message
President Sarah Mountford shares the importance of Progress Through Sharing, and how RBMA uses that motto to help members.
By Sarah Mountford, RCC, CPC, FRBM

MIPS Participation, Performance Evaluation & Payment Adjustment Application for Payment Year 2019
As we have surpassed the midway point of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System’s (MIPS) 2019 payment year, it is a great time to review this year’s payment adjustments that resulted from the 2017 MIPS Performance Year reporting.
By Gregory D. Wertz

Take Me Out to The Ballgame: How to Round the Bases on Payor Denials and Create a Championship Process
To create a winning process when it comes to denials, practices must be willing to get into the game and strategically work with denied claims. This article shows how to step up to the plate and be prepared for anything the insurance companies throw.
By Cheri Brinkman and Jill Briggs

Things We Don’t Talk About
At times events are uncomfortable to talk about and yet they reflect what happens in offices across the county every day. They can make you feel powerless, confused, and uncertain. It is time to start talking about them.
By Patricia Kroken, FACMPE, CRA, FRBM

ASSOCIATION NEWS
RBMA Advocacy for Radiology
A look at the past and future of the Federal Affairs Committee (FAC).
By Bob Still, FRBMA, RBMA Executive Director

HUMAN RESOURCES
Be Resource-FULL in Matters of HR
Working in health care means working with people. Working with people means you need to know federal and state human resource regulations, as well as the health care regulations you may already be familiar with.
By Carol Hamilton, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, FACMPE, FRBMA

CHAPTER UPDATE
Chapter snapshots and upcoming events.

MARKETING
Craft Your Budget Pitch
With the fourth quarter of 2019 here, it’s time for budgeting and planning for the upcoming year. Be ready with this checklist.
By Kim Kelley, FRBMA 

INTERVIEW
An RBMA Bulletin interview with Delena Supinski, corporate ambassador for Technology Partners Inc dba ImagineSoftware and RBMA California Chapter president.