COVID-19: Just In Time Microlearning Series

There’s no question that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting many industries across the nation, and the radiology industry is no exception. RBMA is hosting a series of webinars where specialists will delve deeper into the effect COVID-19 is having on your practice as it relates to the workforce, operations, financial management and liquidity, and taxes. This is a Just in Time Microlearning series that arms you with tools, tips, and resources to get your practice moving forward again! These sessions will help you survive this crisis and increase the efficiency of your practice.

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$35 RBMA Member/$60 Non-Member 


June 23, 2020
1-2 p.m. E.T.
CARES Act Grant: Next Chapter
Presented by: Linda Wilgus and James F. Segroves

The focus of this presentation is on the Provider Relief Fund (also known as HHS Stimulus payments) of the CARES Act where HHS has distributed monies to providers that have been impacted by COVID 19. During the webinar, Linda Wilgus with Northwest Radiology Network and James Segrovess, JD, Reed Smith LLP review how monies were distributed, the formula HHS used to calculate payments, and what the term and conditions are for accepting these monies. The session covers information known currently and as HHS provides additional guidance related to the reporting requirements mandated in the terms and conditions for payment, more will be shared during the session.

At the end of the session, you will:

  • Gain a general understanding of the CARES Act, Provider Relief Fund payment.
  • Apply a better understanding of the terms and conditions associated with these payments.
  • Effectively comply with the reporting requirements by HHS.

Past Webinars

April 15, 2020
12-12:45 p.m. E.T.
Lessen the Stress with Careful Financial Management
Presented by: Craig Arends, CPA

Managing liquidity and cash has been one of the most discussed topics. And in these uncertain times, the cash and liquidity needs of an organization are paramount and should be a focus in any organization. During the webinar, participants will understand cash and working capital needs, look at the costs you can and can’t control, evaluate your customers/funders and suppliers/vendors' needs, when you should communicate and to whom, and identify emergency funding resources. These five areas will help you position your organization of what’s to come next.

At the end of the session, you will:

  • Take advantage of the various emergency funding available at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Define essential vs. non-essential costs.
  • Implement a cash flow model for your practice.
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April 21, 2020
12-12:45 p.m. E.T.
Tax Matters: CARES - Let's Talk About It!
Presented by: Emily Lambert, CPA, and Claire Pearson, CPA

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress passed The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748). Join us for this webcast as we dig into the effects on individuals and businesses related to tax provisions of this act and offer practical guidance. During the webinar, your presenter will cover, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and its impact on your practice, what it is and is not, and how to take advantage of several tax savings opportunities.

After the webinar, you can:

  • Analyze business tax savings opportunities.
  • Evaluate the personal tax implications of the CARES ACT.
  • Illustrate how to manage emergency funding and payroll tax credits.
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April 22, 2020
12-12:45 p.m. E.T.
Revenue Cycle - What Can We Do Now?
Presented by: Kassie Remo, FACMPE, and Tony Werner, MBA

Join us as we discuss various tactics to assist with your revenue cycle management to be addressed during this time. In this webinar, we will look at operational items to address during the revenue slow down so that when patient volume is back to normal, the business office is prepared.

After the webinar, you can:

  • Identify areas of improvement with revenue cycle management.
  • Summarize improvements of front-end operations.
  • Capitalize on available time with Radiologists.
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April 28, 2020
12-12:45 p.m. E.T.
Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program
Presented by: Jack A. Rybicki  

As part of the $2 trillion aid package unveiled in the Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act, $349 billion was dedicated to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP offered federally guaranteed loans to businesses with fewer than 500 employees to cover payroll and other essential costs. The federal government is focused on releasing funds quickly and with as little red tape as possible, giving small businesses a big boost right when they need it. And here’s the best part—if you use the funds to retain (or rehire) your employees, the loans don’t need to be repaid. While the funds initially appropriated for the PPP in the CARES Act have been exhausted, an additional appropriation is likely. 

After the webinar, you can:

  • Determine if your practice is eligible and how to submit your application
  • Calculate your eligible loan size 
  • Utilize the allowable uses of PPP loan funds
  • Share the conditions of PPP loan forgiveness with your constituents. 
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May 5, 2020
12-12:45 p.m. E.T.
COVID-19: Managing Coding Changes During this Crisis
Presented by: Stuart Newsome, CPCO and Stacey LaCotti  

In today’s climate, everything is in flux, and keeping up with these urgent coding updates can be challenging, especially with the frequency of which they are delivered. Stuart Newsome and Stacey LaCotti with Alpha II will review critical coding and regulatory updates related to the COVID-19 health crisis. In this webinar, we will cover CMS, AMA, and CDC coding changes, and CMS regulatory updates. At the end of the webinar, participants can apply new codes according to CMS guidelines, recognize what services are covered under the public health emergency, and know where to find critical updates. 

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June 3, 2020
1-2 p.m. E.T.
Managing your Plan to Re-Open a Traditional Imaging Center Post-COVID-19 
Presented by: Adam Nielsen and Todd Jackson 

The impact of COVID-19 took everyone by surprise. The closure of schools, offices, businesses not just in the United States, its tentacles had a global reach as well. The effect in the radiology community was swift with having to cancel patients, delaying imaging procedures, and waiting anxiously for permission to re-open. Preparing to return to a new normal brings its own operational challenges and stringent requirements as we address the safety of our patients and staff. Hear from these speakers, Adam Nielsen, Chief Development Officer with Center for Diagnostic Imaging, and Todd Jackson, Center Administrator with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center how they manage in this environment. Here are a couple of questions that kept them on their toes during the pre-planning phase: How do we handle social distancing in our practices? How will these changes impact our operations, and our patients? These speakers will share from their experiences as the process unfolds. 

At the end of the session, you will:

  • Recognize the current challenges and requirements.
  • Review your current plan and add the appropriate restrictions to ensure patients' and staff safety. 
  • Build a strategic plan to begin re-building your practice.
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