RBMA Launches First-Ever Fall Coding Webinar Bootcamp

Accessible, affordable, high-quality coding education is here thanks to the latest offering from the Radiology Business Management Association’s Coding Academy.

In spring of 2019, the Radiology Business Management Association Coding Academy committed to more than doubling its coding education offerings. RBMA now proudly introduces its first-ever Coding Webinar Bootcamp—a month-long series of online coding education sessions taught by some of the top coding educators in the field.

“Excellence in coding radiology services is key to the success of radiology practices, but there is a critical shortage of certified diagnostic and interventional radiology coders in our profession today,” explained Patricia M. Hayden, MS, director of education at the RBMA. “As part of RBMA’s mission of progress through sharing, we created the Coding Webinar Bootcamp to allow anyone seeking to advance their knowledge of radiology coding or earn their Radiology Certificate Coder (RCC) or Radiology Certified Coder in Interventional Radiology (RCCIR) certifications to do so without having to travel long distances, invest significant funds and take days off of work.”

The Fall 2019 Coding Webinar Bootcamp begins Oct. 15 and will run through Nov. 14. One of the things that set it apart is that it will allow attendees to customize their learning to their specific needs. A new coder can sign up for all seven sessions ranging between 60- to 75-minutes over the course of the month for as little as $100 (RBMA member group rate). Experienced coders seeking to develop or strengthen a specific coding skill can select just the sessions they want without being required to pay for any sessions they don’t want.

“There is something for coders of all levels from beginners to seasoned coders,” said Lori Shore, CPC, RCC, RCCIR, FRBMA, a member of the RBMA Program Education Subcommittee who helped develop the Bootcamp as well as one of the Bootcamp instructors.

All sessions feature multi-channel pre-work and self-directed learning in addition to the comprehensive webinar presentations for a very robust and high-quality learning experience. In addition, all the instruc-tors are experienced coding educators working in the field and confronting the latest coding changes and challenges in their daily professional lives. The schedule is as follows: 

  •     Oct. 15, 2019

Compliance and Ethics in the Coding World

  •     Oct. 17, 2019

Anatomy and Terminology Including Modalities

  •     Oct. 22, 2019

ICD-10 Medical Necessity — More Than One and Done

  •     Nov. 5, 2019

Non-vascular IR studies

  •     Nov. 7, 2019

Vascular Studies

  •     Nov. 12, 2019

Transcatheter Therapies: Tips, Traps, and Test-Taking Tricks

  •     Nov. 14, 2019

Bridging the Gap: Translating Knowledge Into Test Questions

“I’m proud that finally there is coding education that is really dedicated to the needs of the radiology cod-er,” said Karna W. Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, who as a member of the RBMA’s Virtual Education Sub-committee helped develop the Bootcamp as a virtual offering that coders can complete from anywhere. Karna is also an American Health Information Management Association-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and one of the Bootcamp instructors.

Instructor bios, full session descriptions, and learning objectives, fees (including available discounts) and continuing education (CE) credit information are available at rbma.org/RBMAMembers/Education/Coding_Academy_2019/Fall_Bootcamp_Webinars/Fall_Bootcamp_MASTER.aspx. Registration is now open online.

To learn more about the RBMA Coding Academy and other RBMA resources for coders, visit rbma.org/RBMAMembers/Education/2019_Coding_Academy/RBMAMembers/Education/Coding_Academy_-_MASTER.aspx.

About RBMA

Founded in 1968, the Radiology Business Management Association is a national not-for-profit association providing members with applied business information and intelligence applicable in any radiology setting. RBMA represents more than 2,300 radiology practice managers and other radiology business profes-sionals. Its aggregate influence extends to more than 24,000 radiologic technologists and 26,000 admin-istrative staff and physicians. RBMA is the leading professional organization for radiology business man-agement and is recognized for its radiology-specific educational programs, products, and services, publi-cations and data. RBMA offers its members and the broader health care community the resources and solutions to enhance the community

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Excellence in coding radiology services is key to the success of radiology practices