AHRA 2018: Tuesday, July 24
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7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Exhibitor Symposium: State of the Union: Imaging Market Update
Stuart Clark, BA – Managing Director and National Spokesperson, The Advisory Board
Generously Sponsored by Hitachi

The profitability of the imaging enterprise continues to face headwinds. To make the best strategic and operational decisions for their programs, radiology leaders need to have an understanding of the reimbursement, regulatory and market demand changes underfoot. Suppliers and service providers need to understand the top priorities of imaging leaders in the broader health care system to help ensure products and services are tailored to meet evolving imaging needs. This presentation will discuss the key regulatory updates and market forces impacting imaging.

You will learn:
• Overview of critical pressures confronting providers
• Outlook for inpatient, outpatient, and ED volumes
• Impact of reimbursement and regulatory changes

Domains: FM, OM
CE Credits: 1

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Breakout Sessions

"Healthcare" America's Most Violent Workplace
Tosca Bridges Taylor, BSRT(R)(CT)(QM) - Education Coordinator/Radiology Instructor/Radiologic Technologist, John Muir Health/Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences

Healthcare institutions are among the most violent workplaces in America. The assaults on healthcare workers has increased at an alarming rate in the past several years. Healthcare assaults can come from patients, disgruntled workers, and also terrorist activity. With so many forces working to undermine great patient care it is essential we stay diligent in protecting ourselves and staff. This session will examine how to recognize the signs of a potential threat. There will be a review of healthcare violence that has already occurred, and the changes those institutions have implemented to prevent further attacks. We will also discuss various ways of protecting yourself and your patients from violence.

You will learn to:
• Recognize potential threats.
• Deal with violent patients.
• Protect yourself and others from violence in the workplace.

Domains: HR, OM
CE Credits: 1

Finding your ROI-A New Frontier in Procurement
Kevin Siebs, BA - Clinical Demand Analyst, Shared Imaging, LLC
Larry Siebs, BS, MBA - CEO, Shared Imaging, LLC
David J. Waldron, BSc, ACIB, CDipAF - Chief Executive Officer, Traction Business Development LLC

Accurately forecasting the Return On Investment (ROI) of diagnostic imaging assets has become increasingly critical for hospital executives and diagnostic imaging administrators as reimbursement continues to decline, appropriateness criteria gain relevance and as health care continues to push towards value-based care. Now, decision makers must a) fully understand their external market and b) conduct a fully-comprehensive lifetime cost analysis, coupled with understanding the drivers to ‘ROI’, in order to determine their most cost-effective procurement option. The goal of this presentation is to educate hospital executives and radiology administrators how to successfully achieve both objectives.

You will learn to:
• Model lifetime cost of ownership of assets over a specified planning period through Net Present Value cost analysis.
• Understand the Impact on Net Present Value of critical variables such as cost of capital and imaging equipment residual value.
• Use advanced market analytics tools, such as Truven Health Analytics, to size current clinical demand and forecast change in demand over a planning period.
• Monetize clinical demand projections by cross referencing payor mix, demographics and reimbursements.
• Determine ROI through comparing cost of ownership to forecasted demand.

Domains: AM, FM
CE Credits: 1

Is It Time for a Dedicated Radiology Coder?
Karna W. Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P - Director Consulting Services, Coding Strategies
This session is generously sponsored by Coding Strategies, Inc

Radiology is an intricate and complicated specialty. Coding guidelines frequently change and not keeping up with these changes can be financially disastrous! Having a dedicated radiology professional responsible for the coding of interventional radiology procedures, charge master (or fee ticket) maintenance and the follow-up and resolution of insurance payor rejections and denials can provide significant benefits to your organization. Find out the ways a dedicated individual can make money for radiology! Having an accurate job description coupled with appropriate qualifications and experience will ensure that the best candidate is selected for the job. How many FTEs can I justify for the workload at my facility? Who should be responsible for working with the insurance payors? These questions and more will be answered during this exciting and “animated” session.

You will learn to:
• Discuss frequently encountered revenue opportunities to assist with the justification of a dedicated coder.
• Assist the radiology administration with the development of a job description for a dedicated radiology coder.
• Discuss the qualifications and experience required for the successful candidate in this key position.

Domains: PM
CE Credits: 1

Success through Servant Leadership
Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, MBA - Director of Medical Imaging and Telecommunication Services, Premier Health-UVMC
This session is generously sponsored by Premier Health - Upper Valley Medical Center

Today's Imaging leader is well positioned to manage through the tidal wave of expectations due to the experience in finance, capital management, project management, technological advancements and regulatory expectations. There are many different leadership styles that may be used in different situations. But, the basic tenets of servant leadership address all qualities and styles that are needed to achieve every goal and opportunity that faces leaders today and in the years to come. Servant Leadership focuses on the individual rather than a stereotyped group of people. The ten principles of servant leadership include listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people, and building community. We will discuss how this works with all four generations currently in the workforce today with examples of each tenet. We will also discuss how emotional intelligence plays a role in our development and practice of servant leadership.

You will learn to:
• Understand the tenets of servant leadership.
• Understand the relationship with emotional intelligence and generational differences.
• Understand the impact we as leaders have on our team.
• Understand how your purpose ties everything together.

Domains: HR
CE Credits: 1

Business Impact of Ergonomics In Ultrasound
Mike Ashworth and John Persinger, BA, RDMS – Philips

Sonographers have the highest rate of work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) among all healthcare professionals. As sonographers are a valuable resource, it is critical for healthcare administrators and department managers to understand and identify the risk factors for WRMSDs in sonography. As an imaging modality leader, our goal is to explain the importance of protecting your team against injury while reducing the direct and indirect economic impact of work related injury. Recent studies have detailed the extreme cost related to the loss of one sonographer to work related injury between lost revenue, recruitment, training and medical bills, to slightly over $770,000. However, a much smaller investment creating ergonomic workspaces has been shown to reduce absenteeism to 1%. This course is designed to increase awareness of the increasing need for education on the risks and implications of WRMSDs and the importance of intervention by radiology administrators to daily operations. Attendees will review causes and risk factors associated with the performance of diagnostic sonography as well as the most common injuries and corresponding treatment options. A variety of solutions and interventions, preventative workflow and workspace measures, and therapeutic exercises and stretches, will be provided as a means to offset the threat of WRMSD. From the standpoint of the administrator, attendees will be provided an analysis and overview of the economic impact of musculoskeletal injury on both the sonographer and the health care system will be conducted. To be successful in today’s competitive environment, healthcare providers must remember to take care of ourselves.

You will learn to:
• Identify risk factors for work related muskuloskeletal disorders in sonography.
• Review and examine the economic impact of sonographer injuries.
• Review and identify possible interventions for the prevention of injuries in sonographers.

Domains: OM, CI
CE Credits: 1

Growing Patient Demographics and Effects to Medical Imaging Community
Kimberly R. Todd, MS, RTR - Radiography Program Director, Jackson State Community College

Today's epidemic of poor food choices, lack of access to nutritional options, illness and injury, and time constraints, can be considered as contributing factors to unhealthy lifestyles leading to an overweight population. Classifications of obese and morbidly obese patients have been noted as reasons for the rise of numerous diseases such as diabetes and heart conditions. The increased physical proportions of patients have led to the presence of bariatric surgery clinics either as standalone facilities or inclusion into hospital settings. The design and implementation of various accommodations in healthcare equipment and medical imaging procedures must be considered as a result. Even with the use of digital imaging technology, a decrease in image quality may occur without proper knowledge of equipment and the impact of body habitus in the larger sized patient. In addition, increased patient size means healthcare providers, such as medical imaging technologists, should evaluate their possible biases towards this demographic that might adversely affect their potential level of care. Education on proper body mechanics and other forms of employee protection must also be taken into consideration. Management awareness of these issues can go far in providing a higher level of customer service, patient satisfaction, and employee safety within an imaging department.

You will learn to:
• Recognize main issues related to food, nutrition, and health within our nation and the impact on patient body size and well-being.
• Appreciate various medical devices/equipment available to care for oversized patients.
• Identify stigmas associated with the obese and morbidly obese patient.
• Utilize basic safety precautions when caring for obsese and mordily obese patients in medical imaging.
• Address the effects of large patient size on multiple imaging procedures to improve quality.

Domains: CI, AM
CE Credits: 1

Driving Operational Results Through Quarterly Leadership Goals
Shelly Troutman, CRA, RT(R)(MR) - EVP Operations, Outpatient Imaging Affiliates

Do your routine day to day responsibilities impede your ability to drive important results or initiatives forward? Does your plan to work on important initiatives ever get derailed because something unexpected or more important arises that requires your attention? Is your leadership team aligned with and actively helping you drive for the desired results or with moving priority initiatives forward? If you are struggling with the questions posed above or you are just looking for an effective way to improve operational results, then implementing a quarterly leadership goal program may be the answer you've been looking for. The use of a quarterly leadership goal program is a simple, but powerful process that helps managers and leaders identify operational priorities, and cascade them down to their team creating alignment and common purpose to accomplish the most important goals. Alignment is key to effectively mobilizing your teams effort to accomplishing the desired outcomes. The quarterly goal program is a great tool for developing future leaders, and it will also naturally identify team members that are not aligned that could be impeding your progress. The healthcare industry is changing, and imaging leaders, now more than ever, have to finds ways to "raise the bar" of excellence by working smarter, not harder. This a program that can help you and your team produce amazing results in key performance areas such as quality, service, patient satisfaction, finance, and growth.

You will learn to:
• Assess your operation and develop an annual operational plan.
• Use the annual plan to cascade goals to your team using the quarterly goal process.
• Work the quarterly goal process and let the quarterly goal process work for you.

Domains: OM, HR
CE Credits: 1

9:15 AM -9:45 AM
Beverage Break

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
General Session & Keynote
Keynote Presentation - The Connected Leader

Colette Carlson

Successful leaders understand the nuances in communication that make a big difference when inspiring action and cooperation. Leaders know the power of their words and understand that words alone do not generate trust, allegiance, and loyalty. Connection is the glue that keeps relationships, projects, and organizations together. 

A leader must be authentic and exhibit the behaviors conveyed in their message to maintain respect for their authority. This session will teach you how to advance your communication style, increase your credibility, earn respect, and gain support.

You will learn to:
• Communicate with candor and clarity to guide your team to achieve remarkable results.
• Develop phrases that dissolve conflict and inspire cooperation.
• Engage, persuade, and influence others through strategic storytelling.
• Exhibit integrity and build trust when you walk your talk (especially under pressure!)
• Become a human highlighter who champions the accomplishments and strengths of every individual on your team.

Domains: HR, CI
CE Credits: 1

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Served

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Sessions

Clean Up On Radiology Aisle: How To Effectively Manage A Toxic Employee

It is often difficult to assess an employee's behavior via a resume. Even if references are sought, employees can change from stellar or average employees to toxic ones that impact the team, department and ultimately the organization. It can also be a manager's nightmare to inherit this type of employee and effectively manage their behavior.This session will provide an overview of reasons organizations become infected with toxic employees and the need for managing the employee instead of allowing the situation to fester which then impacts patient care and operations. There are a variety of methods to deal with toxic employees but often left alone by managers for fear, or uncertainty in how to approach this human resource issue. The session will provide guidance of lessons learned in cleaning up a toxic work environment. Also, methods that managers can implement to increase team effectiveness to strengthen their radiology department to achieve operational results will be discussed.

You will learn to:
• Recognize reasons why organizations become infected with toxic employees.
• Review the impact of toxic employees on the team, department and the organization.
• Discuss lessons learned and give examples of methods to overcome toxic behaviors.

Domains: HR
CE Credits: 1.5

How to Have a Meaningful Impact On Your MRI Safety Practices.
William Faulkner, BS, RT(R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT, MRSO(MRSC) - Medical Imaging Consultant, William Faulkner & Associates, LLC
Zachary Friis, PhD, DABR, MRSE (MRSC) - Senior Medical Physicist, West Physics
Kristan Harrington, MBA, R.T. (R)(MR) MRSO(MRSC™)

This session is generously sponsored by William Faulkner & Associates

The presenters will briefly review the history of MR Safety in an effort to discuss the current status of MRI safety. The presenters will discuss the various approaches the different accrediting bodies have used to improve MR Safety. The presenters will present feedback from the Joint Commission survey findings and discuss industry findings from ACR Annual Physics surveys. The presenters will discuss how imaging departments can improve MR Safety in their own imaging departments. Finally, the presenters will discuss what new efforts are being made to formalize the various roles of MR Medical Director (MRMD), MR Safety Officer (MRSO), and MR Safety Expert (MRSE) have in regards to creating a safe MR environment for patients, personnel, and visitors.

You will learn to:
• Review the history of the ACR MRI Safe Practice Guidelines, and the motivation behind creating them. Review the implementation of the Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Alert and 2015 Imaging Standards and the motivation for creating them for MRI Safety.
• Discuss the MRI elements of performance the JC field surveyors and ACR have focused on, and the recommendations for improvement that they have made to accredited facilities.
• Discuss the changing culture in MR Safety, and the formalized roles that are coming.

Domains: OM
CE Credits: 1.5

Emergency Preparedness - Now more than ever
Hazel C. Hacker, MHA, FAHRA - Director JFK AMI OB/TR, Hackensack Meridian Health - JFK Advanced Medical Imaging

Our country has been through the disaster wringer in the past few years. We need to be ready to respond to natural and man made disasters, no matter where we live. Medical facilities have been tested to the limit, and that's even with disaster plans in place. Everyone has come to the stark realization that the "It would never happen here" thinking doesn't apply anymore. We need to be personally prepared for the potential disasters of our specific locale. Hurricanes, wildfires, mudslides, blizzards, earthquakes, tornadoes....whatever the disaster, local officials and relief workers cannot reach everyone immediately. Help may not come for hours, days, weeks, or longer. Personal preparation BEFORE an emergency is the key to improving outcomes and reducing the stresses inherent in these situations. This course will examine the disasters relevant to each attendee and help create a personal disaster plan/checklist/process for each.

You will learn to:
• Identify the specific potential disasters for your area.
• Create and maintain a personal emergency kit.
• Understand processes to use in creating a personalized emergency plan.

Domains: CI
CE Credits: 1.5

The Relationship: Leadership, Management, Quality and Momentum
Jordan Johnson, MSHA, BSRT RT ROCC - Director of Compliance and Leadership, Churchill Consulting

Quality, satisfaction and the financial viability of departments are now more dependent than ever on effective leadership, not just management. Reimbursements continue to decrease; ineffective productivity models are leading the way and the quality payment program has caused the paradigm shift away from the fee for service model. With all of the change it appears not much has changed in management, but the stresses and pain points of the radiologic modalities increase. Many of the boomers and traditionalists seem resistant to change even complacent at times, while the millennials have figured out there is not much loyalty. With so many different dynamics and more "meetings" than ever, how is a manger/director supposed to lead, when they can barely put out the daily fires. This presentation will provide the background of how we got here and identify where we failed to adjust strategies and approaches incrementally. Many managers/directors of the radiologic modalities are retiring; transitioning positions over to many that simply aren’t prepared. These people step into these roles armed only with a title and years of experience. This combined with the highest modality demands ever, the notable disconnect between the C-suite and front lines and the tightest budget constraints ever are a recipe for burnout, failure and turnover. This presentation will identify effective strategies, solutions and concepts to be a successful leader and move a department/institution with sustainable momentum and results while challenging and engaging you. We are dealing with more than a cell on an Excel spreadsheet!!!

You will learn to:
• Identify the difference of leadership and management.
• Discuss generational differences and how to engage and motivate them.
• Discuss productivity methodology.
• Examine the process and product.

Domains: HR
CE Credits: 1.5

Covering Your Assets:Avoiding Common Risk Areas in Diagnostic Radiology
This session is generously sponsored by RadRx

This session will feature a discussion on the importance of auditing and provide guidance on how to avoid the most common coding and documentation errors that put providers of diagnostic radiology at risk for overpayments and scrutiny of Medicare and other third party payers. Attendees will understand the importance of auditing and why being proactive is a vital necessity. Participants will be instructed on the high risk areas for diagnostic radiology coding and documentation including diagnostic test orders and medical necessity requirements. Some of the exams to be featured are: ultrasound and duplex coding, CT/CTA & 3D rendering among others.

You will learn to:
• Understand the importance of auditing and why being proactive is in your best interest.
• Identify common high risk services in diagnostic radiology related to coding and documentation.
• Learn the importance of documenting medical necessity beyond assigning a covered ICD-10-CM code.

Domains: PM
CE Credits: 1.5

AHRA Regulatory Update (Repeat)
Sheila M. Sferrella, MAS, CRA, RT(R), FAHRA - President, Regents Health Resources
Melody W. Mulaik, MSHS - President, Coding Strategies, Inc.

Healthcare regulatory changes continue to hit imaging administrators at a rapid pace affecting both compliance and reimbursement. This session will focus on proposed as well as finalized legislation and changes for 2018-2019. Clinical Decision Support (CDS), site-neutral payment and other key issues will be reviewed during this session. The operational impact to your organization will also be discussed as well as any relevant AHRA surveys to see how you compare with your colleagues.

You will learn to:
• Discuss key regulatory initiatives affecting imaging providers
• Ensure attendees understand the short and long-term issues associated with regulatory changes.
• Ensure attendees are aware of existing and potential regulatory issues impacting reimbursement for hospitals and imaging centers.

Domains: OM, CI, FM, PM
CE Credits: 1.5

Joint Commission Update: Diagnostic Imaging Services Standards, Survey Results, Fluoroscopy
Andrea D. Browne, Ph.D., DABR
The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

This session will: 
Review imaging standards
Present data for diagnostic imaging services RFIs scored in 2017
Provide examples specific items scored in diagnostic imaging
Describe proposed fluoroscopy standards and approval process

You will learn to:
       • List the chapters in which requirements for diagnostic imaging services reside.
       • Describe the most scored standards and elements of performance in 2017.
       • List specific circumstances that were observed and the RFIs that resulted.
       • Review proposed fluoroscopy standards.

Domains: OM
CE Credits: 1.5

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Beverage Break

4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Breakout Sessions

Leadership Standard Work for Imaging Leaders - Adaptability Is The New Efficiency
Ronald Jones, MSRS, RTR (R, CT) - Regional Director of Diagnostic Imaging, St Luke's Magic Valley

Does your leadership team have a variation in the standards and processes for executing duties?
Do you have irrelevant metrics, troubles problem solving, and issues with reporting, supervision or accountability?
No worries! I once did also. But not anymore.
In the next 60-90 minutes, I'll teach you the tools necessary to manage your team in a lean, efficient way by enabling you to identify, prioritize and solve issues in every area. 
I will show you how to automate your job as well as engaging your staff in problem solving. 

1. Gear up. The right tools will ensure continuous problem solving within your department is happening constantly and efficiently.
-Teamwork Boards, Helicopter Flow Chart, SIPOC, KPIs, Leadership Duty Schedules, Kamishibai Boards/Cards and DMAIC. 
2. Situational awareness. Appropriately identify measures for monitoring your operations accurately. 
-Recurring and active huddles, work the Teamwork Board process, create Buy-in, benchmark against peers with visible dashboards. 
3. Launch. Identify and implement oversight standards for all sites and modalities enabling you to monitor and sustain. Adaptability is the new efficiency.
4. Return and report. You can't monitor what you don't measure so it is key to review data and seek out potential enhancements.
Using this method and these tools, I turned around eight modalities in six months. The first three months were spent training the leaders these methods and tools. Then I went live across the whole imaging department. The next three months, one modality/ department alone identified, modified and improved 39 “opportunities” for improvement. Every department has success stories I can share. Plus, what to do after all the low hanging fruit is picked.

You will learn to:
• Identifying the best tools for ensuring continuous problem solving.
• Identifying the proper standard works to monitor and sustain.
• Implement oversight and accountability to ensure sustainability.

Domains: OM, CI
CE Credits: 1.5

Implementing Staff Engagement Into Your Management Infrastructure
Verlon Salley, MHA, CRA - Executive Director, UAB Medicine
Lydia Kleinschnitz, MHA, BSN - Senior Director, Imaging Services, UPMC
This session is generously sponsored by UAB Medicine

Learn how to make staff engagement apart of your management style. We will share with you how we implemented the "Communal Management" style at UPMC; according to our May/June article in the AHRA Management Journal. We'll also share various staff engagement initiatives that came from our Communal Management style.

You will learn to:
• Incorporate employee engagement into your management style.
• Build an infrastructure of staff engagement.
• Gain knowledge employee engagement initiatives.

Domains: HR, CI
CE Credits: 1.5

Analytics and AI in Radiology in the Era of Value-Based Care
Woojin Kim CMIO, Nuance Communications

The goals of improving population health at a lower cost and higher quality are placing increased emphasis on value-based care over volume-based approach in healthcare delivery, and radiology is no exception. In addition to transitioning to the value-based care model, radiology practices today are faced with many challenges from increasing volume, regulations, physician burnout, and competition as well as decreasing reimbursement. One of the solutions to many modern challenges in radiology is data analytics, where effective use of analytics can allow access to right information at the right time for the right decision. 
This presentation will discuss why analytics is important in the era of value-based care. Specifically, attendees will learn through real-life examples, how data mining and analytics can be used to reduce length of stay, improve compliance, increase revenues, decrease errors and medico-legal risk, evaluate outcomes and quality, and optimize productivity and efficiency. We live in a world where simply providing medical imaging services is no longer sufficient. Instead, we must do so with high quality while providing value to our referring providers and, most importantly, our patients. 

This presentation will also discuss the hope, fear, and hype of AI in radiology as well as many potential benefits. With media attention and many startups focused on using AI to identify findings within medical images, it’s easy for us to have a ""tunnel vision"" about AI in radiology. However, it’s important to widen our view to see the many other ways AI can benefit medical imaging.

You will learn to:
• See the roles analytics play in value-based care.
• Succeed with analytics by learning from real-life examples.
• Understand the fear, hype, and potential benefits of AI in radiology.

Domains: OM, CI
CE Credits: 1.5

10 Things You Should Never Do As A Leader
Sandy Geroux, MS - Founder/CEO, WOWplace International, LLC

Most leaders don’t want to be good leaders, they want to be great leaders. They not only want their people to help them look good, but they truly care about helping their people succeed in their own right. They recognize that the more successful they can help make their people, the more successful their people will help make the entire organization. They also know that people don’t leave companies… they leave people, and in our competitive job market they must engage their best team members to keep them from being snatched up by other companies. However, leaders are only human and sometimes have “blind spots” that prevent them from recognizing the actions, words and attitudes they exhibit that may be hindering the creativity and engagement of their teams. Recognizing and changing even small things about the way they interact can bring big results because leadership impacts employee engagement, customer service, productivity, sales, profits… everything! So, it is imperative to get leadership right. Through a series of examples and case studies, Sandy will share the 10 most common activities leaders must stop doing immediately, as well as uplifting stories, ideas, templates and models to help them focus on positive everyday behaviors they can implement now. She will also help attendees recognize their “emotional logo™” and how they can change their emotional “branding” to inspire their teams to produce higher results.

You will learn to:
• Recognize and eliminate behaviors that hinder team performance.
• Utilize tools and templates to help you focus on positive everyday behaviors.
• Inspire your teams through positive emotional "branding" that inspires them to produce higher results.

Domains: HR
CE Credits: 1.5

Win at Medical Billing
Linda Masin, BS Microbiology, Certified in Health Care Compliance CHC - Practice Manager/Compliance Officer, Eastern Radiological Associates
Jorge Martinez, MBA, Certified Professional Compliance Officer - Client Services Manager, Affiliated Professional Services (APS)
This session is generously sponsored by Eastern Radiological Associates

Medical billing is like the game PLINKO. There are many paths that your chip (CLAIM) can take that can lead to undesirable results. How can you make sure your services do not stray from the narrow path that leads to reimbursement/payment? This fun and interactive session will help you learn about processes that you can implement that will help you line up the “chips” before your claims are billed.

You will learn to:
• Increase knowledge of medical billing and familiarize yourself with basic billing concepts and terminology.
• Observe real life scenarios and review some of the "detours" the billing process encounters and how to avoid them.
• Increase knowledge on basic billing compliance and reimbursment.

Domains: FM
CE Credits: 1.5

Magnets, Cryogens, and RF, Oh My! An MRI Safety 2018 Update
Tobias Gilk, M.Arch, MRSO, MRSE, HSDQ - Sr. VP, RAD-Planning, Founder, Gilk Radiology Consultants
Robert P. Junk, AIA - President, RAD-Planning
This session is generously sponsored by Founder, Gilk Radiology Consultants

Session Information Coming Soon!

You will learn to:
• Become familiar with the families of MRI hazards, including cryogen exposure.
• Quantify staffing and patient throughput inefficiencies that come from reactive (as opposed to proactive) MR safety programs.
• Identify tools and structures to improve MRI safety processes (and, as a result, efficiency and throughput).

Domains: PM
CE Credits: 1.5

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2018 Awards & AHRA Fellows Reception (by invitation only)