LEARN

RBMA members are on the front lines of managing radiology in a challenging legislative and regulatory environment…surprise billing; date of service application; reductions in ultrasound reimbursement are just three of the important issues’ radiology has faced in the last year. We must educate members of Congress – Now is the time to make a difference with your presence and your voice!

Join RBMA and fellow radiology professionals in Washington D.C., by attending the all-new blended format for LEARN in 2019. The program will include:

  • Three webinars focused on current radiology business issues
  • High level and focused briefings in Washington, D.C., just prior to RBMA’s Hill Day, with the opportunity to meet with fellow team members, practice how to communicate with congress effectively and discuss the policy asks for Hill Day 2019.
  • Hill Day. Visit members of Congress and key staff leaders with your fellow RBMA members. In 2018, RBMA members visited over 50 Congressional offices to share the RBMA radiology business story.


Click HERE to download the RBMA 2019 LEARN Brochure!

Sept. 17-18, 2019
Kimpton George Hotel
15 E St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001




Pre-Conference Webinars


Sept. 10, 2019
1- 2 p.m. ET
Surprise Billing
Kit Crancer (CDI) and Mark Isenberg (Zotec Partners)

While the 116th Congress is now turning its attention to the issue of out-of-network (“surprise”) medical bills, the issue has been under discussion in many state legislatures for a number of years.  Today, about half the states have some form of law addressing “surprise” bills under state-regulated health insurance products.  The issue has garnered substantial media attention and has the potential to have a lasting impact upon provider reimbursement, network adequacy, price transparency, and access to care.

At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Learn about the different federal and state proposals and how they could impact your practice
  • Be informed about the root cause of out-of-networks and “surprise” medical bills
  • Hear about how to effectively advocate for your practice against potentially devastating benchmark pricing

Sept. 11, 2019
1- 2 p.m. ET
CMS Date of Service Reporting
Bob Still, FRBMA (RBMA) and Linda Wilgus, CPA, CMPE (Northwest Radiology Network)

During the session, participants will learn the history of regulatory guidance by CMS as it relates to what date of service should be on a claim form to HCFA, the date of service the patient was scanned (technical component) or the date the radiologist actually rendered the interpretation.  In addition, presenters will share the pros/cons associated with the current guidance and RBMA’s efforts to work with CMS on accepting either the date of service or date of interpretation. Participants will leave knowing CMS’s current position and RBMAs advocacy efforts.

At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Review the history of regulatory guidance by CMS as it relates to what date of service should be on a claim form to HCFA
  • Share the pros and cons associated with the current guidance
  • Articulate CMS‘s current position and RBMA advocacy efforts on this matter

Sept. 12, 2019
1- 2 p.m. ET 
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2020 Proposed Rule on Evaluation and Management Services
Pam Kassing, MPA, RCC, FRBMA (American College of Radiology) and Angela Kim (American College of Radiology)

This webinar will focus on the proposed changes to the Evaluation and Management (E/M) CPT codes and payments and the effect this might have on radiology reimbursement.  Although radiologists do not traditionally bill a significant amount of E/M services, this new policy causes budget-neutral adjustments that affect the radiology practices’ financial bottom line. Discover the next steps to take to prepare for upcoming new regulations and guidelines 

At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Gain a better understanding of why the E/M codes and values are being changed
  • Evaluate how these changes could simplify E/M reporting
  • Determine how these changes could negatively affect radiology payments

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