RBMA Bulletin: Governance (March/April 2018)

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President’s Message
President Thomas Dickerson looks at effective governance, and why radiology practice leaders developing governance structures should not discount the power of learning from others with like experiences.
By Thomas Dickerson, ED.D., FACHE

How Effective Is Your Compliance Program?
In today’s climate of increased governmental scrutiny and individual accountability, ensuring your compliance program is an evolving and integrated part of your business operation is crucial.
By David Monaghan, MHA

I’ll Second That
How did board meetings turn into a time where relatively minor decisions consume an inordinate amount of energy; and major, strategic decisions are made based on a superficial amount of information? Too often, group governance “just happens” and morphs haphazardly as the practice grows in size and complexity.
By Patricia Kroken, FACMPE, CRA, FRBMA

Effective Governance— Who Decides What?
There are many aspects of effective medical group governance. One of the key issues of establishing effective governance is determining who gets to make the decision about each issue.
By Will Latham

Chapter Communities Launch on Connect RBMA
In January 2018, RBMA launched Connect RBMA, a brand-new forum platform, to resoundingly positive reviews. Members are connected and engaged more than ever before.

Informatics and Radiology Practice Governance
Radiology practice executives play innumerable roles in their practices facilitating operations, strategic planning, and supporting development initiatives. Organizing the practice to ensure that these opportunities realize success requires effective communication and planning.
By Beth Williams, MHA, FACMPE

RBMA Membership: RBMA at 50: Celebrating the Past, Inspiring the Future
The 50th annual meeting of RBMA, PaRADigm, will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront from April 5-8, 2018. Throughout PaRADigm RBMA members will see a proud display of how the past has prepared radiology managers for the future.

To Yelp or Not to Yelp?
Yelp has been aggressively pushing ad sales lately, and many practices have received calls and emails from Yelp leaving them feeling a little unsure about how to proceed. Here is our opinion about what you can say when Yelp calls.
By Kim Kelley, FRBMA

Is Hugging Considered Harassment? What You Need to Know About Harassment to Protect Your Practice and Your Employees
With the onset of the #MeToo movement to encourage reporting of sexual harassment, it is imperative to make sure you have an effective harassment prevention program in place to protect your practice. Equally important is developing specific protocol for conducting investigations and making decisions regarding claims of harassment.
By Carol Hamilton, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, FACMPE

An RBMA Minute with incoming board President Christie James, MS, FRBMA, senior operations manager, Radiology Revenue Cycle Management, with Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital.