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Noninterpretive Business

Lecture Series
While all lecture series’ offer knowledge, the purpose of the ARA lecture series is to identify the non-clinical professional development needs of radiology residents as well as create relevant educational offerings. Our goal is that each participant gains the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate the level of professionalism and leadership required for effective performance in today’s practice settings.

ACMPE Performance Domain Lecture Topics

Financial Management
· Compiling, interpreting and communicating financial information to various audiences, including physicians/shareholders and staff in written and verbal forms for education and decision making.
· Projecting practice revenue and related expenses and developing budget models to guide practice activities.
· Calculating business ratios and benchmarks to keep the practice competitive.
· Basic accounting principals and applications in the medical practice.Human Resource Management
· Designing recruitment/selection processes to ensure new personnel match practice position needs and staffing/strategic plans.
· Physician recruiting and interviewing strategies.Planning and Marketing
· Analyzing/interpreting market research data to help guide strategic planning for the medical practice.
· Facilitating ongoing monitoring of business and marketing plans and making appropriate adjustments in line with medical industry dynamics.
· Involving physicians in strategic / operational planning, facilities design and clinical pathway mapping to meet the needs and benefit the entire organization.Information Management
· Assessing short-term / long-term information technology (IT) needs of a medical practice, developing RFI/RFP to ensure comprehensive responses from vendors, and evaluating vendor proposals.
· Communicating to physicians and staff the need to maintain IT security to ensure accountability, confidentiality, and integrity of systems.

Risk Management
· Practical applications for HIPPA privacy and security regulations in the medical practice.
· The world of malpractice insurance and underwriting.
· The anatomy of a malpractice claim and how to respond if your get served.
· Fundamentals of asset protection and estate planning.
· Legal aspects of HIPPA / Fraud & Abuse / Stark Regulations.
· Understanding the role of the Compliance Officer in your medical practice.

Governance And Organizational Dynamics
· Leadership, governance and organizational performance in the medical practice.
· Organizational behavior – When giants learn to dance.

Business and Clinical Operations
· The brave new world of equity participation in facilities and technical revenue.
· The fundamentals of equipment selection, purchasing, and financing.
· “The Big Black Hole” – Billing and Collections 101.
· Managed Care Organizations / Structures / Credentialing.
· Principals of financial planning – How to save for the future!
· Understanding the confusing world of life insurance and long-term disability products.
· Coding Seminar – The dictated report.
· Coding Seminar – Putting the pieces together.