This session will highlight current challenges for breast imaging in today's environment, including breast cancer screening guidelines, changes in billing and coding requirements, and value-based reimbursement, and discuss how radiologists can respond effectively to these challenges. Attendees will sharpen the tools they need to practice effectively while promoting the advancement of the breast imaging field and delivering the highest quality of patient care.
Developed in conjunction with Society of Breast Imaging.
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
Discuss current breast cancer screening guidelines and their impact on women's health.
Identify recent changes in breast imaging billing and coding requirements, including those for tomosynthesis.
Explain the impact that value-based reimbursement will have on breast imaging.
The purpose of the series of lectures is to provide the essential components of quality, including those for leadership. Radiologists are often unfamiliar with basic tools from other medical and non-medical disciplines that can be readily applied to improve quality in radiology. Note: The Quality and Safety Program is formatted in five parts to provide attendees interested in quality and safety a comprehensive program that can be used to train and nurture specific individuals to serve their institutions as the Radiology Quality Officer.
Describe a working definition of quality in radiology.
Identify the components of quality programs such as Lean, Toyota Production and Six Sigma.
The purpose of this session is to focus on the evolving world of accountable care and value-based arrangements, highlighting trends that will guide strategy for radiology groups seeking to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. The imperative and theoretical framework for accountable care arrangements, including the Triple Aim, will be supplemented by specific discussion of how value-based payment models work, from the perspective of ACO leadership. The general framework will be presented with the needs of radiology in mind, with specific discussion of potential role of radiology groups in this new paradigm and an example of a successful co-management model. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.
Define value-based arrangements and compare and contrast various risk models currently in use.
Evaluate the potential role of radiology in a value-based accountable care organization.
Describe a co-management model and its potential role for successful engagement with a health system.
The purpose of this session is to explore the different approaches to evaluating the patient with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Chronic liver disease, most commonly due to alcoholism or the hepatitis B or C virus, is very prevalent in the United States. Grey-scale ultrasound of the patient with chronic liver disease is widely used, often with color doppler to survey for cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and portal hypertension. This session will also focus on the importance of the advanced techniques of US and MR elastography that can quantify liver fibrosis in the patient with chronic liver disease. Finally there will be a discussion on the role of IV contrast agents in evaluating the chronic liver disease patient with a suspicious lesion. Developed in conjunction with Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.
Examine the role and limitations of greyscale ultrasound and color doppler in evaluating the patient with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
Discuss and understand the role of CEUS in characterizing liver lesions and its utility in performing biopsies.
Describe the advanced technologies of US and MR elastography and their role in evaluating the patient with chronic liver disease.
Laurence Needleman, MD, FACR : <p>Laurence Needleman, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose</p>
Richard Barr, MD, Ph.D, FACR, FSRU : <p>Richard Barr, MD, Ph.D, FACR, FSRU - This speaker has nothing to disclose</p>
Sharlene Teefey, MD, FACR : <p>Sharlene Teefey, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose</p>
Richard Ehman, MD, FACR : <p>Richard Ehman, MD, FACR - Royalty Income - Resoundant Inc. ; Officer, Director - Resoundant Inc.; Research Grants - National Institutes of Health|Resoundant Inc.; Intellectual Property Rights- Resoundant Inc.</p>
The purpose of this session is to provide basic knowledge about the field of shared decision making and the current emphasis on patient focused care. Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are now integrated into many national clinical protocols. There is also a national movement to improve shared decision making among patients and physicians.
Discuss patient focused care, and how it impacts radiation oncology.
Discuss the importance of PROs in radiation oncology clinical trials.
Describe the need and availability of tools to promote shared decision making.
The purpose of this session is to provide an update of recent and ongoing initiatives of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, including research updates and the latest data tools. The emphasis will be on practical and clinical applications o highlighting how these applications can be of value in the radiologists' practice. Also, discussed will be initiatives relative to ongoing healthcare policy and payment reform, including MACRA. Developed in conjunction with Neiman Health Policy Institute.
Describe the basis of bundled payment models in the mammography and inpatient settings.
Explain how claims based analyses are applicable to radiologists.
Recognize the key results of ongoing health services and health policy research in radiology.
The purpose of this session is to highlight several topics which have been recently evaluated by members of the ACR HR Commission and published in JACR. Topics to be discussed include: the significant newly identified burnout problem affecting radiologists, the awareness and identification of depression effecting radiologists, career alternatives beyond the practice of clinical radiology, and why medical students choose/ don't choose radiology as a career.
Recognize the problem of burnout among radiologists and understand some strategies to reduce the problem.
Identify the signs and symptoms of depression and its effect on radiologists.
Evaluate career alternatives to the clinical practice of radiology.
The purpose of this session is to present new algorithms, ideas, and technologies that are relevant to the management and reporting of incidental findings detected at cross-sectional imaging. Incidental findings are a well-known burden to physicians and patients, and can substantially reduce the value of imaging if managed inappropriately. In 2010, the ACR Incidental Findings Committee published its first white paper – in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) – providing algorithm-based guidance on the management of such findings in the kidney, liver, pancreas, and adrenal gland. The radiology community responded with considerable enthusiasm, prompting further publications that addressed additional incidental findings. Since 2010, there have been new developments in our understanding of the natural history of certain incidental findings (e.g. intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas), and new informatics solutions have emerged to support consistent and appropriate reporting.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
Discuss updated information to manage incidental findings of the kidney, liver, pancreas, and adrenal gland.
Evaluate current methods used by the ACR Incidental Findings Committee to generate new management algorithms.
Identify new ideas and solutions concerning reporting norms for incidental findings.
The purpose of the series of lectures is to discuss how the patient experience is integrated within quality and safety. The session will highlight several specific points that patients encounter in a radiology practice. It is designed to group important quality initiatives from the patient's perspective. Note: The Quality and Safety Program is formatted in five parts to provide attendees interested in quality and safety a comprehensive program that can be used to train and nurture specific individuals to serve their institutions as the Radiology Quality Officer.
Discuss ways to incorporate new methods of patient satisfaction and service into the radiology practice.
Describe patient experience measures from the patient and radiologist's perspective.
Describe patient experience measures from the radiologist's perspective.
Identify ways to improve the patient experience by improving diagnostic accuracy and reducing errors.
The purpose of this session is to highlight the value and changing landscape of screening. The session will discuss the study design, aims and impact of Tomosynthesis Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST).
Describe the TMIST clinical trial design and how the trial might affect breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis and digital mammography.
Discuss the use future use of tissue and blood biomarkers in future breast cancer screening paradigms.
Identify the impact of TMIST to the radiology practice.