Financial Management (September/October 2018)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

President’s Message
It has been a busy time as president of the RBMA, proving a lot of great things are happening for members.
By Christie James, MS, FRBMA 

What Happens When Compliance Monitoring Uncovers a Problem?
Why thinking through how to respond to a serious violation of healthcare laws and regulations ahead of time is key to ensuring the best possible resolution.
By Lena Kauffman

Tell on Yourself?
Is it worth using “hope” as a strategy when it comes to deciding whether to self-disclose or not?
By Patricia Kroken, FACMPE, CRA, FRBMA

Is There a Business Case for Value-Based Care?
Why it’s the most profitable strategy for a sustainable business model.
By Niki Buchanan

DATA
Lessons Learned From Year One of the MIPS Program
With 2017 MIPS scores now available for review via the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website, eligible practitioners and their trusted staffs can finally breathe a collective sigh of relief that the first year is behind us, but what are the takeaways?
By Mark Canada, MHA 

MARKETING
Online Reputation Management—Part 2: The Game Plan
Don’t forget you can influence a steady stream of customer feedback and proactively manage your online reputation.
By Kim Kelley, FRBMA 

CHAPTER UPDATE
Chapter snapshots and upcoming events.

HUMAN RESOURCES
Employee Benefits: A Look at Level-Funded Health Plans
Over the last few years, level-funded plans are becoming the plan of choice for small to mid-size employers due to their flexibility and potential cost-savings.
By Carol Hamilton, MBA, FACMPE, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, FRBMA

ASSOCIATION NEWS
RBMA announces recipients of Bob Luther Emerging Leader Travel Scholarships.

TIPS AND TRICKS
How to Find (and Replace) What You’re Looking For
If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for in your Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet, you’ve come to the right place. Finding and replacing text and numbers in Excel is easy.
By Nate Moore, CPA, MBA, FACMPE

INTERVIEW
Kees Wesdorp joined Philips in 2017 to lead its largest business group, Diagnostic Imaging, and help the company toward its goal of improving the lives of three billion people by 2025. RBMA Bulletin speaks with him about why he thinks great technology is only the beginning of advancing quality patient care and improving outcomes.