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.”

More Resources For Practice Leaders:

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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  • Hotel and Transportation

    RBMA has chosen the following location as the official hotel for 2017 PaRADigm: 

    Reserve your hotel room here by March 30, 2017. 

     

    Sheraton Grand Chicago
    301 E. North Water St.
    Chicago, IL 60611
    312-464-1000

    Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Sheraton Grand Chicago hotel, one of the finest hotels in Chicago, is ideally situated on the Chicago River, within walking distance of Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile shopping, Millennium Park, the Loop business district and all of the other local favorites that make Chicago a one of a kind destination.

    Each of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites features lake, river and city skyline views and Sheraton’s ultra-comfortable Sweet SleeperSM bed. The hotel also features five distinctive restaurants and bars, including Shula’s Steak House, one of the top 10 steak houses in America.

     A limited number of rooms are reserved at the conference hotel at the special RBMA rate of $249 per night single or double occupancy. The reservation cut off date is March 30, 2017. 

    Reserve* your hotel room here. 

    *NOTE: RBMA has learned that a third-party company, Exhibitor Housing Services (EHS), also operating under the name Exhibitor Housing Management (EHM), is targeting RBMA PaRADigm attendees and exhibitors with a fraudulent travel and hotel booking scheme. The company is calling and/or emailing conference attendees and falsely claiming it is the “official” housing bureau and/or authorized by the RBMA to book hotel and/or travel accommodations at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. RBMA is not affiliated in any way with EHS/EHM or any other housing company. We strongly urge attendees to securely book their accommodations via the official housing web link provided above. 

    Nearby Airports and Transportation

    Midway Airport (MDW)
    Travel distance: approximately 12 miles, 20-30 minutes

    Taxi
    Estimated one-way cab fare to Midway between $25 and $40 depending on traffic, weather and number of passengers.

    GO Airport Express
    Fee: one person: one-way $25, round-trip $46
    Pair Fare (two people, prices are per person): one-way $17, round-trip $31
    Rates do not include a $2 MPEA departure tax from MDW airport per person.
    Contact: 888-284-3826

    Airport shuttles depart from Midway (MDW) every 15 minutes for Downtown service to Chicago hotels. Staffed ticket counters are in the inner curb staging area and the loading zone is located across from the southwest lower level baggage claim area. Ticket counters open at 7 a.m. and the last GO Airport Express van leaves Midway Airport at 10:30 p.m. seven nights a week.

    CTA Rail System
    The Orange Line runs from Midway Airport. The nearest stop to the hotel is at Clark & Lake — only 1.2 miles or a 5 minute taxi ride away.

    O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
    Travel distance: approximately 18 miles, 45-60 minutes

    Taxi
    Estimated one-way cab fare to O'Hare between $35 and $50 depending on traffic, weather and number of passengers.

    GO Airport Express
    Fee: One person: one-way $30, round-trip $56
    Pair Fare (two people, prices are per person): one-way $21, round-trip $39
    Rates do not include a $2 MPEA departure tax from ORD per person.
    Contact: 888-284-3826

    Airport shuttles depart from O'Hare (ORD) every 15 minutes for Downtown services to Chicago hotels. The staffed ticket counters are in the inner curb staging area and the loading zone is located at Terminal 1, 2, 3 and 5. Ticket counters open at 7 a.m. and the last GO Airport Express van leaves O'Hare at 10:30 p.m. seven nights a week.

    CTA Rail System
    The Blue Line runs from O'Hare International Airport. The nearest stop to the hotel is at Clark & Lake — only 1.2 miles or a 5 minute taxi ride away.

    Area Attractions and After Conference Events

    Theater 

    Hamilton at The PrivateBank TheatreHamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.

    Disney’s Aladdin at The Cadillac Palace Theatre – Adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” Aladdin is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.

    Or see King of the Yees at Goodman Theatre, Linda Vista at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, or Queen or St. Jude at Victory Gardens Theater.

    Dining 

    Chicago is one of only three U.S. cities to have its own Michelin Guide, an international standard for excellence. Build your dine-around itinerary with prestigious Michelin-star Chicago restaurants.

    Or indulge in some cheesy goodness at the famous pizzerias that serve up award-winning deep-dish pizzas.

    Classic local eats also include the Chicago-style hot dog, which piles on a whopping seven toppings!

    Music 

    The term "jazz" was first coined in Chicago in 1914. Get your groove on at these classic Chicago clubs: The Green Mill Jazz Club, Jazz Showcase, Andy’s Jazz Club, and the many other live jazz clubs across the city that keep this great music tradition alive.

    Chicago is also home to the blues. Catch the soulful sounds at legendary Chicago venues like Buddy Guy’s Legends, Blue Chicago, Kingston Mines and B.L.U.E.S.

    Sports 

    Bears (Soldier Field) – April is not football season, but stadium tours are available. Originally opened in 1924, Soldier Field is one of Chicago’s most famous landmarks. Its colonnades are open and accessible to the public year-round. During a walk along the south end of the upper promenade, visitors view the Medal of Honor display, featuring recipients of the highest award for valor in action. Upon entering Soldier Field at Gate O, visitors are greeted by a life-size bronze Doughboy statue. The Parkland surrounding Soldier Field is home to beautifully landscaped grounds and family areas such as the Children’s Garden and Veterans Memorial.

    Blackhawks and Bulls (United Center) – The Blackhawks’ regular season ends April 8, and the Bulls’ regular season ends April 12. The United Center, home to the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls, is the largest arena in the United States and hosts over 200 events annually. Statues of Blackhawks legends Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita stand outside of Gate 3 ½, and statues of the Bulls’ Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen stand in front of Gates 4 and 7, respectively.

    Cubs (Wrigley Field) – The World Series winning Cubs are playing away against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but don't miss the exciting opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with Wrigley Field Tours. This must-see Chicago attraction houses more than 100 years of history.

    White Sox (Guaranteed Rate Field) – The White Sox are playing at home against the Kansas City Royals!

    More things to do 

    360 Chicago – 360 Chicago is proud to present TILT, the thrilling new feature that will forever change the way visitors see Chicago. TILT, formerly the John Hancock Observatory, extends out and over The Magnificent Mile and Chicago's famous skyline, and offers visitors unique, downward facing views from 1,000 feet up.

    Adler Planetarium – Find yourself deep in space at the Adler Planetarium's Grainger Sky Theater. As the world's most advanced digital theater, the Grainger boasts images that are eight times sharper than your digital cinema.

    Architecture Tours – Create your own, download self-guided walking tours, or take a walking, boat, or bus tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Frank Lloyd Trust, and many others.

    The Art Institute of Chicago – One of TripAdvisor's Top Museums in the World four years in a row, its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artwork is matchless. Grab a fresh, organic lunch in a sophisticated setting at Terzo Piano in the Modern Wing.

    Chicago Cultural Center – Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building is home to world's largest Tiffany stained-glass dome, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events.

    Chicago Riverwalk – The Riverwalk offers a variety of opportunities to find the beauty and spirit of the Chicago River. The City backdrop invades this unique experience, presenting visitors with an unexpected perspective. Any way you decide to take on the Riverwalk, you will be delighted with the choices you have to enjoy this treasure. Live performances from local musicians, public art exhibitions and special events will be offered throughout the season. Check the calendar of events for upcoming performances and events. 

    The Field Museum – Pay a visit to Sue, the largest, most complete, best preserved T. rex ever discovered; step inside an ancient Egyptian tomb; and explore the natural world of birds, mammals and gems.

    Lincoln Park Zoo – North of the river, the zoo offers incredible skyline views within Chicago’s expansive Lincoln Park. From new babies being welcomed to the world to new habitats like Regenstein Macaque Forest to favorites like Farm-in-the-Zoo, this year-round option always pleases.

    The Magnificent Mile – The Magnificent Mile is packed with things to do and see, including Chicago’s best attractions and more than 50 landmark structures. It boasts more than 460 retailers, including popular brands; major department stores; international luxury labels and designers; and three vertical shopping centers, each with incentives and premier savings. Discover unique merchandise and interactive experiences at more than 50 flagship stores. The Magnificent Mile is also the heart of Chicago’s famous dining scene, featuring award-winning dining at more than 275 restaurants.

    Millennium Park – Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provides the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike. Don’t miss Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean”!

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – Here you will find a linger-worthy afternoon of original exhibitions. Featuring photography, sculpture, video and paintings, the museum has a rotating collection of 2,500 objects.

    Navy Pier – Located on Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier has served many purposes throughout its rich history and currently encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities. Daily cruises are available from several companies.

    Shedd Aquarium – Dive in to a coastal environment of Beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, and seals at the Shedd Aquarium's 3-million-gallon saltwater Oceanarium, the largest indoor marine mammal habitat in the world.

    Skydeck Chicago – Step outside the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the 103rd floor Skydeck, offering spectacular views spanning up to four states! The Skydeck is open 365 days a year.

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