BOARD MEETING :
SEPTEMBER 25, 2002
Embassy Suites Hotel – Indianapolis
President, Linda Wilgus called the meeting to order at 8:30 AM. Those present were: Linda Wilgus, Linda Myers, Theresa Lin, Karen Shacklette, Deb Overcash, and Cathy West.
The Treasurer's report was presented and approved.
Minutes of the November 21, 2001 meeting were presented and approved.
Formation of the incoming Board Members and Officers was discussed as follows: President, Linda Myers, Past President, Linda Wilgus, Treasurer, Karen Shacklette, Membership, Mark Reynolds, Internet, Deb Overcash, and Program Committee, Theresa Lin. There is an opening for Secretary and Program Chair. Nominees will be solicited prior to the general meeting. Cathy West volunteered to remain Secretary if there are no other nominations.
There was discussion about the Radiology Coding Certification testing sponsored by the IRBMA. The Radiology Coding Certification Board has charged the IRBMA $12,000.00 due to the fact that the 75 minimum of participants was not met. This has been appealed by the IRBMA.
There was discussion about presenting changing meeting frequency to the membership due to low attendance. The options discussed were two or three meetings a year with special programs once or twice a year in conjunction with the IRS and/or ISMA. There was also discussion about changing the August meeting to September. The meetings will remain to be the third Wednesday of the designated months. Once the decisions are made, the hotel will be booked in advance, the programs will be set up, and mailings will go out six weeks prior to the meeting date. Also, all payments for meeting reservations will be sent to the Treasurer, Karen Shacklette.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 AM.
Cathy West, Secretary