Governance (March/April 2019)

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President’s Message
A look at all the ways the RBMA is focusing on practice management strategies, committee support, and best practice scenarios for members.
By Christie James, MS, FRBMA

What Does Your Practice Stand For?
RBMA members find that a strong mission, vision, and values statement can be key to practice success.
By Lena Kauffman

There’s Gold in Them Thar IRs!: Tap into the Hidden Value of Your Interventional Radiologists
The landscape of radiology is evolving rapidly with the advent of changes in how physicians are paid, increasing competition, and rapid consolidation. One critical area of radiology industry evolution is within interventional radiology.
By Harry G. Curley

Welcome to the Team… You’re on Your Own!
Too often the extent of physician orientation in a new practice is just a welcome and then a few formalities, yet we wonder why new radiologists don’t seem to buy into the culture.
By Patricia Kroken, FACMPE, CRA, FRBMA

Q&A: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Final Rule Allows RAs to Perform Diagnostic Tests under Revised Supervision Levels
On Nov. 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a policy in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule which decreases regulatory burden for the radiology care team.
By Pam Kassing, MPA, RCC

GOVERNANCE
How to Navigate Change Through Leadership and Governance
Nowhere is constant change more evident than the world of health care, especially when considering the trend of group consolidations, the everpresent reimbursement challenges from payors, and the CMS quality initiatives riding the crest of the most recent wave. What’s the best way to navigate through that change?
By Chuck Falci

CHAPTER UPDATE
Chapter snapshots and upcoming events

HUMAN RESOURCES
Seven Steps to Successful Succession Planning
While it is common to have some succession planning in place for key leaders, most successful organizations develop plans focusing on everyone. Following the steps in this article, succession roadmaps can be developed and revised to respond to the ongoing changes in the business of radiology.
By Carol Hamilton, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, FACMPE

ASSOCIATION NEWS
Blazing a Trail at RBMA’s 2019 PaRADigm
RBMA is heading to The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the leading annual conference for radiology business professionals.

MARKETING
How to Get the Biggest Bang from Your Company’s Anniversary
If your business is approaching an anniversary consider the many creative ways you can leverage your company’s celebration
By Kim Kelley, FRBMA

INTERVIEW
An RBMA Minute with Clint McClurg, business development manager at Diversified Radiology of Colorado, and chair of the RBMA Membership Committee