RBMA Introduces Special Coding Education Track at Paradigm Conference

PaRADigm will offer a five-class series of coding sessions that qualify for continuing education units.

As a member of the radiology coding profession myself, I am personally very excited about the quality of the topics assembled and the speakers.

Radiology billing and coding professionals who are part of the Radiology Business Management Association have a new resource for staying current on the latest changes in radiology coding while keeping up with continuing education credit requirements for coding certifications. On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the RBMA Paradigm conference begins with a special series of radiology coding education sessions that when taken in sequence over the four-day conference can earn the attendee five Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB) continuing education credits.

Certification in radiology coding helps ensure coders are knowledgeable about the complex ins and outs of radiology coding and current on the latest changes in federal regulations and coding practices. Established in 2000, the not-for-profit RCCB administers Radiology Certified Coder exams and requires those who earn the RCC credential to earn continuing education credits each year by going through additional training such as the coding education sessions offered at the 2017 RBMA Paradigm conference.

The sessions can also be helpful for coders with other credential maintenance requirements as they also qualify for American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) Qualified Education (non-ACHE) credits, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) credits and category A continuing education credits. Several of the sessions also qualify for American Association of Professional Coders credits, and they can count toward the RBMA credits necessary to meet the application requirements for the prestigious Fellow of the RBMA (FRBMA) credential awarded annually by the RBMA.

“The RBMA has a long history of offering radiology-specific coding education, and we heard from members that there was an opportunity to do even more at our Paradigm conference through a dedicated radiology coding track,” said RBMA Coding Subcommittee Chair Lori Shore. “The members of our subcommittee worked closely with the Programs Committee to bring some of the top experts in radiology coding to Paradigm. As a member of the radiology coding profession myself, I am personally very excited about the quality of the topics assembled and the speakers.”

The coding presenters for the 2017 Paradigm conference include:


  • Jennifer Bash, RHIA, CPC, CIRCC, RCC, coding and documentation education manager for ADVOCATE Radiology Billing, is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American…

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