News from the Associated Sciences Consortium

By Donna Blakely MS, RT (R)(M)(CRA)

March 2012—For the past three years, I have served as the AHRA liaison for the Associated Sciences Consortium. During the most recent meeting, we discussed the highlights of the Associated Sciences courses offered during the 2011 RSNA Annual Meeting and looked ahead to 2012’s meeting.

News from the JRCERT

By Tim Ludwig, CRA, FAHRA

January 2012—Happy New Year once again from The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). As a reminder, the JRCERT promotes excellence in education and enhances the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs.

The Perfect Storm of ICD-10

By Melody W. Mulaik, MSHS, RCC, CPC, CPC-H, PCS

January 2012—In today’s chaotic healthcare environment there are many items that generate discussion and confusion. Arguably one of the top items that falls into this category is the implementation of ICD-10-CM.

Report: Alliance for Quality Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

By Hazel Hacker, FAHRA

December 2011—AHRA organizational liaisons represent AHRA on occasions involving communication with related organizations. Liaisons attend meetings and provide reports to the AHRA board of directors. As the liaison for the Alliance for Quality Medical Imaging and Radiation (Alliance), I attended a telephone conference regarding the CARE bill in August and summarized my findings here.

ACOs: How Do We Prepare?

By Jef Williams, MBA, PMP and Shawn McKenzie, MPA, CRA, RT, CRT

June 2011–It is no secret that much ambiguity remains around ACOs. Whether you are poised for success in a new model will be largely determined by your leadership. Engage now and begin preparing your organization.