SEPTEMBER 25, 2002
Embassy Suites Hotel Indianapolis

The meeting was called to order by President Linda Wilgus at 2:15 P.M.

Nominees for Officers and Board members were announced and approved:

  • Linda Myers (President) - 3 year term ending in 2004.
  • Linda Wilgus-2 year term ending in 2002; will remain through 2003 as past president.
  • Mark Reynolds (Membership) - 2 year term ending in 2003.
  • Theresa Lin-3 year term ending in 2003.
  • Karen Shacklette (Treasurer) - 3 year term ending in 2003.
  • Cathy West (Secretary) - 2 year term ending in 2004.
  • Susan Wiseman (Programs) - 3 year term ending in 2005.
  • Deb Overcash (Internet) - 3 year term ending in 2005.

The Treasurer's report was presented by Karen Shacklette:
Checking account balance $ 1,906.75
Savings account balance $ 5,707.66
Certificates of Deposit $20,516.54
Total Balance $28,130.95

There was open discussion for improving meeting attendance. Suggestions for consideration were meeting frequency, dates, locations and topics of interest. All suggestions will be considered when planning the 2003 meetings.

There will be expansion of the BKD data base to include denial codes and payor codes. Payor codes translations must be provided to BKD. Linda Wilgus will develop a process for providing this information. All members are encouraged to participate.

  • Dan Neidlinger presented several Medicare updates:
  • New ABN effective October and specifications.
  • Appeals are now current.
  • IVR changes next quarter; can call and get patient eligibility.
  • Medicare/Medicaid crossover changes.
  • Email Dan with any specific issues.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Cathy West, Secretary

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