LINKS

Allied Associations

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPC) The American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants in the United States.

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
AAPC offers three certifications including CPC, CPC-H and CPC-P. The AAPC offers the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) certification, which is most useful for coders in physicians' office settings. Website offers an ICD-10 code translator [https://www.aapc.com/icd-10/codes/].

American Board of Radiology The American Board of Radiology serves the public and the medical profession by certifying that its diplomates have acquired, demonstrated, and maintained a requisite standard of knowledge, skill and understanding essential to the practice of radiology, radiation oncology and medical physics.

American College of Medical Physics (ACMP)
This site offers updated news articles, a very well put-together online newsletter, and an extensive list of links.

American College of Radiology (ACR)
This site provides government links, information on economics relating to radiology and job listings as well as other features.

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
AHRA is an organization for leaders in radiology, serving administrators and technologists alike. Members worldwide enjoy benefits that include an extensive slate of conferences and seminars, an online database of all AHRA members, unique mentoring exchange programs, first-class and award-winning publications, and a popular list server. To learn more go to www.ahraonline.org

American Medical Association (AMA)
Provides access to the Journal of the American Medical Association, news and other related links.

American Osteopathic College of Radiology The American Osteopathic College of Radiology consists of osteopathic radiologists and others who have met the requirements as prescribed in the bylaws of the organization.

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
This association's site provides information on radiology, including specific information regarding prostate and breast cancer. It also includes a press kit, press releases, and health links.

The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) This site features peer-reviewed websites, an online version of the American Journal of Roentgenology, job listings, products for order, and links. This site also features a demo of one of the associations products called "R-cubed:" a teaching program on the topic of radiology.

Association of Administrators in Academic Radiology
This website offers continuing education, networking and publications for administrators and business professionals specializing in the management of academic radiology.

Associated Sciences Consortium
The Associated Sciences Consortium is a working group of the RSNA representing 12 professional societies in radiologic sciences, technology, and administration.

Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO)
This organization's purpose is to formalize resident input into professional organizations affecting radiation oncology residents, and to disseminate information to and foster communication among residents.

The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors This website offers education, publications, programs and state regulations dedicated to radiation protection.

Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA)
This site features online issues of the association's newsletter Billing, a way to find a local billing company, and a lot of financial and government links.

Health Care Compliance Association
This organization provides training, certification, networking, and other resources to compliance officers and staff from a wide range of healthcare organizations.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT).

Health Physics Society Where you can find information and answers to your questions about radiation and radiation safety/protection.

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
A very well-organized site with areas covering networking, resources, news, jobs, and a vendor center.

Radiological Society of North America, Inc. (RSNA) A searchable site with a wealth of learning and research resources, as well as press releases and classifieds.

Radiology Leadership Institute The mission of the RLI is to prepare leaders who will shape the future of radiology to ensure quality, elevate service and deliver extraordinary patient care.

The Society of Interventional Radiology The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is a professional society for physicians who specialize in interventional or minimally invasive procedures.

Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)
This site offers the online SIIM News as well as other publications for order.

Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators
The Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators is a national organization whose objectives are to improve the administration of the business and non-medical management aspects of radiation oncology.

Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU)
The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound mission is the advancement of the science, practice, and teaching of ultrasound in radiology.

Credentials

CRA
As a radiology administrator, you face a number of difficult challenges. And one of them is having people recognize your skills and capabilities. The Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) designation speaks volumes about the high standards of achievement you’ve attained for the profession of radiology administration. The CRA is the only professional credential tailored specifically for radiology administrators, focusing on human resource management, asset resource management, fiscal management, operations management, and communication and information management – expertise you bring to the job each day.

State credentialing applications

HealthSmart
Credentialing applications are required by HealthSmart in order to join a HealthSmart PPO network. If your state has a standard application form, HealthSmart will accept the form in lieu of completing a provider application.

Publications

Executive Insight Executive Insight delivers innovative strategies and solutions by and for healthcare executives to help c-suite executives lead and succeed.

Radiology Business Journal For leaders of medical imaging services.

Radiology Today News for radiology professionals.

Websites

The Advisory Board
The Advisory Board Company is a global research, technology, and consulting firm partnering with more than 165,000 leaders in more than 4,100 organizations across healthcare and higher education.

AuntMinnie.com
News, educational links, RadCasts and reference. Information for radiologists, technologists, administrators and medical imaging professionals.

AXIS (formerly known as Imaging Economics)
Delivering news on healthcare IT, quality and value, products and practice management, health policy.

Codapedia Largest collaborative online FREE encyclopedia for medical coding and reimbursement for physician services.

Diagnostic Imaging Radiology news, features, case studies, and blogs for radiologists and radiology business managers.

Health Imaging Leading news website that reflects the clinical, informatics and practice management considerations involved with healthcare economics.

Health Information & the Law Resources, health information topics and analysis per federal and state laws

HealthLeaders Media A multi-platform media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals. Subscribe to magazines.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation website provides in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, health reform, global health, etc.

Kaiser Health News Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news service covering health policy issues at the federal and state level and is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Stories appear in media outlets nationwide.

RadiologyBusiness.com News for leaders of medical imaging services

Radiology Info
RadiologyInfo.org tells you how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed.

Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
This site has updated press releases divided into what type of cancer it is reporting on, and an online version of their newsletter in PDF format.

RadiologyMU.org (meaningful use)
The mission of radiologyMU.org is to provide eligible professionals (EPs) and imaging practice administrators in the diagnostic imaging community with objective information about meaningful use as it relates to the field of medical imaging. Content and material contributions are reviewed and maintained by a consortium of subject matter experts from leading healthcare organizations.

RadRounds
Radiology and medical imaging professional network for building relationships in clinical practice, education, career, research, and industry

RSNA Radiology Reporting Templates library The RSNA radiology reporting initiative is improving reporting practices by creating a library of clear and consistent report templates.



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