a crucial performance conversation. How
about you? What would you do?
It doesn’t end there. When Mills reported the new ultrasound restrictions
and guidelines he stated that he felt
they “were overly broad.” According to
the article, at several intervals in Mills’
presentation, he told the audience he
did not agree with many of the changes
coming from CMS. Now, I do not agree
with them either and I am certainly over
the fact that these guidelines continue to
erode at our financial base, but why not
explain how the audience could channel
their frustrations to the The Joint Commission appropriately? Tell them how
to voice their concerns so that The Joint
Commission hears them while at least
looking like you are united with the organization that employs you. I just find
it interesting that an official of the The
Joint Commission so publicly disagrees
with his administration’s decision. I
share this, as it may generate some further conversation among you to your
management staff. It’s a great example of
what not to do when it comes to supporting your organizations.
1AAMI. “Mills Announces Major Changes for
HTM Departments.” AMI News Room.
June 2. 2014. Available at: http://www.
Accessed June 11, 2014.
Ed Yoder, MBA, MHA, RT(R), CRA, FAHRA is the
director of imaging services at Lexington Medical
Center in West Columbia, SC. He holds a master’s
degree in business administration, as well as a master’s
degree in healthcare administration from the University
of St. Francis. Ed is currently serving as the 2013–2014
President of the AHRA Board of Directors. He may be
contacted at email@example.com.