Participate in RBMA’s 2015 Accounts Receivable (A/R) Survey

The following post was contributed by Mark Bernardy, MD, and Radiology Business Management Association Executive Director Michael R. Mabry.

To thrive in today’s rapidly changing radiology environment, radiologists need objective, reliable and immediate information to make the right operational decisions, optimize resources, continuously improve performance and develop a strategy for the future. Objective, measurable information is essential to the successful management of your practice or imaging center.

One of the best and longest standing sources of objective billing and collection performance information is the Radiology Business Management Association’s (RBMA) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Performance Survey. RBMA’s 2015 A/R Performance Survey (based on 2014 data) is accepting data through April 17.

Participation in the RBMA’s 2015 A/R Performance Survey is open to all. Those who submit their data will receive a free report that will include a column to enter their practice’s indicator values, calculated in the Excel questionnaire file, for easy comparison with overall results. Each respondent’s data are held in complete confidence, and results will be released only in aggregated form. Other financial and operational data collection and reporting opportunities are available through RBMA’s DataMAXX.

RBMA is one of American College of Radiology’s most valued and important partners. Let’s help radiology by making participation in the RBMA’s 2015 A/R Performance Survey a priority for your business manager or billing company.

Click here to learn more and to download the questionnaire.

A Way Forward – Together

The following post was contributed by Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR.

It’s inspiring to see women assuming leadership roles in medicine. And, as one of five women on the  American College of Radiology (ACR) Executive Committee, and chair of the ACR Economics Commission, I strongly encourage my female radiology colleagues to seek leadership roles in radiology and radiation oncology.

I am also proud that the ACR is examining why more women don’t choose radiology and how to grow female participation in radiology leadership – inside the College and in practice settings nationwide.

The ACR Commission on Women and General Diversity is studying these issues. The College is also providing resources to help empower women leaders.

In fact, I urge all attendees, especially female physicians and medical physicists, to attend the Entrepreneurial Women Leaders in Radiology session at ACR 2015™ – the College’s all-new annual meeting.

The interactive session examines the tools and methods that can most effectively overcome gender inequality and lead women toward greater success in academia, private practice and corporate radiology. Diversity will make our profession stronger.

They call ACR 2015 “The Crossroads of Radiology.” I am glad it offers a path forward for women in our profession and for all of us in radiology – men and women – to move forward together.