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AHRA Imaging Conference...Wants You!

by Robert Garment, Executive Editor | September 12, 2006
The AHRA is the
preeminent organization
for leaders in,
and the business of,
The American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) -- a resource and catalyst for the development of professional leadership in imaging sciences -- offers two days of education equaling 14 CEs. This is a great networking opportunity with your peers, and features exhibits from the leading vendors in the industry.

The AHRA 2006 Imaging Administrators Conference is October 13 & 14, at the Wyndham Arlington DFW Airport South, in Arlington TX.

The Conference starts off its packed agenda of 14 continuing education credits with Cheryl Richardson of Summa Health System and her presentation of "Workforce Excellence - Having a Winning Balance". During this session, the attendees will come to understand the connection of diversity in the workplace and how it affects the organization at every level.

Limited and reduced reimbursement is a hot topic for health care nationwide. One of the biggest challenges facing radiology in 2007 is the impact of reduced reimbursements as the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) moves forward. Learn how to minimize the impact on your imaging center by listening to Fred Gaschen from Radiological Associates of Sacramento speak on "Radiology Business Planning in Turbulent Times (spelled DRA)". Then, Stacie Buck of Southeast Radiology Management will educate the attendees on how to identify the best practices for front end operations which will result in optimum reimbursement in her presentation titled "Effective Strategies for Maximizing Profitability and Ensuring Compliance."

After a lunch with the exhibitors, Thomas Saladino, a project director/consultant from Interface will address the audience with "New Healthcare Trends that will Affect Radiology." Tom will speak on requirements related to CMS, JCAHO and the Federal Trade Commission. "Simple Methods for Improving Charge Capture" presented by Melody Mulaik from Coding Strategies will give you some "take-away" tools which will help you address and improve your coding and billing errors.

Bob Maier from Regents Health Resources closes the first day of the conference with "The DRA Impact on Imaging and Strategies to Minimize the Losses". This session will help you create an implementation plan to improve overall operational effectiveness.

Saturday morning starts off with an energetic presentation by Mark Anshel, a professor from Middle Tennessee State University called "High Performance Training: Strategies for Expanding Capacity for Improving Health, Energy and Job Performance". Mark will assist the attendees in developing new daily routines that will lead to more energy and effective job performance. And we all need that!!