RBMA Bulletin: Financial Management (September/October 2017)

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President’s Message
Thomas Dickerson shares RBMA’s goal to be the association providing expert and real-time support for members who are trying to operate in such a challenging healthcare environment.
By Thomas Dickerson, ED.D., FACHE 

Key Considerations for Teleradiology Partnerships
The decision to utilize teleradiology services is complex and highly individualized; there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Radiology practices considering the use of such services need to do a careful analysis of their unique situation to determine the course of action that is best for them.
By Sandy Coffta

Scanning Patients With MR Conditional Implants
In this article, four MRI experts discuss the scanning of patients with MR Conditional implants.

Compliance Showdown?
What happens when a compliance officer sees the importance of following the rules, but others don’t?
By Patricia Kroken, FACMPE, CRA, FRBMA

What’s the ROI on Inspiration?
How to convince practice leaders to include conference travel funds in a marketing budget.
By Lena Kauffman

DATA
Meaningful Measurement of Physician Value

As healthcare reimbursement moves away from fee for service (FFS) and toward a value based model, it becomes increasingly important to track and prove a physician’s value.
By Jeff Maze 

MARKETING
Getting Started with SEO
There’s a lot going on in the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how it affects businesses. Some of those things are really important, but which ones?
By Kim Kelley, FRBMA 

HUMAN RESOURCES
Dealing With Disruptive Negativity
There is a long list of problejavascript:void(0);ms that present themselves in the workplace, but negativity in its various forms tends to be the most contagious and destructive.
By Carol Hamilton, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, FACMPE

ASSOCIATION NEWS
RBMA Website Highlights
RBMA launches a new website with members in mind.

INTERVIEW
Steve Tolle
How will artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies such as IBM Watson Imaging Clinical Review impact RBMA members? Steve Tolle, global vice president of strategy and business development for Imaging, IBM Watson Health, brings us up to date.