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A Long-Island radiology practice agreed to pay more than $10 million late last year to settle two counts of healthcare fraud related to performing and billing pelvic ultrasounds. This settlement raised regulatory eyebrows, according to a presentation at RBMA’s PaRADigm 2017 meeting, and imaging practices should take steps to ensure they aren’t making the same mistakes.

 
RBMA announces new name for annual marketing conference

The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) announced Friday that it has renamed its annual Building Better Radiology Marketing conference. The conference’s new name, SPARK, goes into effect immediately, and the 2018 SPARK conference is scheduled for June 3-6, 2018.

 - Dollar Bill
Regulatory agencies on the lookout for overpayments—and how practices can avoid fate of Zwanger-Pesiri

A Long-Island radiology practice agreed to pay more than $10 million late last year to settle two counts of healthcare fraud related to performing and billing pelvic ultrasounds. This settlement raised regulatory eyebrows, according to a presentation at RBMA’s PaRADigm 2017 meeting, and imaging practices should take steps to ensure they aren’t making the same mistakes.

 - compliance
7 common compliance errors in radiology practices—and how to avoid them

While radiology isn’t typically in the crosshairs of regulatory and investigative agencies, sloppy compliance practices could doom any imaging facility, according to a presentation at the Radiology Business Management Association’s 2017 PaRADigm meeting in Chicago.

 - Ben Wanamaker
RBMA PaRADigm 2017: Ben Wanamaker on some of healthcare's biggest issues—and how to fix them

Healthcare is in desperate need of a change, Ben Wanamaker explained during his keynote address Monday morning at RBMA PaRADigm 2017 in Chicago. Consumer costs are on the rise, pricing for basic services is widely inconsistent and the government is spending more and more tax dollars on policies such as social security, Medicare and Medicaid. 

 - Christie James
Q&A: Christie D. James on what attendees can expect to see at the RBMA 2016 Fall Educational Conference

The Radiology Business Management Association’s 2016 Fall Educational Conference takes place Sept. 25-27 in New Orleans. Christie D. James, MS, co-chair of the RBMA Programs Committee and secretary of the RBMA Board of Directors, spoke to Radiology Business via telephone about the conference, highlighting just some of the resources and activities that will be available.

 

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