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Tips for the Fall Virtual Conference

By AHRA Staff

We are thrilled to be presenting our second annual Virtual Fall Conference from October 14-28. Attendees will have access to two live sessions and eight pre-recorded sessions. Live Q&As will be held with each presenter throughout the two weeks. There will also be an attendee lounge, where attendees can chat and network, as well as an exhibit hall. AHRA staff recently asked the Fall Conference Design Team to share their best tips and some behind-the-scenes information: (Read more)

What Earning My Fellow Designation Means

By The 2016 AHRA Fellows

At the 2016 Annual Meeting in Nashville this summer, five of us were honored for our contributions to AHRA by receiving Fellow designation (FAHRA). We’d like to share our thoughts about what earning our Fellow means to us. You will see a common thread of humility, dedication, gratitude, fellowship, and pride. We hope to encourage all of our members to volunteer and reap the benefits that go hand-in-hand with giving your time and knowledge to our most outstanding organization. Feel free to contact any of us; we’d be more than happy to help you start on a path toward earning your FAHRA! (Read more)

Regulatory Affairs Update

Melody MulaikSheila-SferrellaBy Melody W. Mulaik, MSHS, CRA, FAHRA, RCC, CPC, CPC-H and Sheila M. Sferrella, CRA, FAHRA

The number of new guidelines and regulatory changes that are bombarding radiology has never been more voluminous than it is now. Staying on top of the key issues is challenging, but it is something that every imaging professional must do to be compliant and protect their organization.

At the 2016 AHRA Virtual Fall Conference we will present a fast-paced live session that provides an update on the information that you need to know to prepare for 2017 and beyond. We will review in detail how to ensure compliance with known policies, such the looming payment reductions associated with plain films and CR, as well as pending and proposed initiatives and how they will potentially impact operations. (Read more)

What You Should Know About the CRA

kkeelerBy Kathryn Keeler

I’ve been CRA Certification Coordinator and staff liaison to the RACC since 2007. As part of a focus on the history of the CRA credential, 2016 RACC Chair Bruce Hammond asked me to write this month’s Link article. I’ve thought a lot about the different aspects of the CRA in preparation for this article and I’ve come up with a few things I’d like you to know. (Read more)

We’re All Facing the Same Challenges

By Kristina Gostic, MHA

On August 18 and 19, David Partridge, the director of imaging for the OhioHealth Neighborhood Care division, and his leadership team hosted me for a site visit through AHRA’s Partners in Learning program. It was a very informative visit and a great pleasure to meet David and his team, as well as to see how the ambulatory operations of a larger, not-for-profit health system compare to my facility, Jupiter Medical Center.

Something that struck me throughout my visit was that despite the 1,000 miles that separate OhioHealth from Jupiter Medical Center, the issues that David and I face on a daily basis are strikingly similar, and the issues facing the imaging industry are universal regardless of the organization’s structure. (Read more)

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