To Register for the 2017 Crossroads of Radiology or the MSK Categorical Course
The purpose of the series of lectures is to build on proven ACR initiatives that enhance quality within individual practices. The session discusses the Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence (DICOE), RADPEER and Registries and describes specific examples of the implementation of these programs. Quality initiatives based on a specific patient safety program will also be presented.
Gregory Nicola, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Hani Abujudeh, MD, FACR - Non-Royalty - oxford university press
Michael Bruno, MD, MS, FACR - Royalty Income - Elsevier
Mythreyi Chatfield, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Zeeshaan Bhatti, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
The purpose of this session is to share interesting cases of sino-naso-orbital tumors and tumor-like conditions, selected from the AIRP archives, with radiologic-pathologic correlation. While many of these diseases require biopsy for definitive diagnosis, any radiologist who deals with face or neck imaging can benefit from a review of the differential diagnosis for sino-naso-orbital masses and characteristic radiologic features that may help to narrow the differential diagnosis, as well as an opportunity to learn about characteristic histologic features that our pathologist colleagues use to make the final diagnosis. Developed in conjunction with American Institute For Radiologic Pathology.
Robert Shih, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Robert Foss, MS, DDS, MS - This speaker has nothing to disclose
The purpose of this session is to equip radiologists and other imaging stakeholders with the information they need to educate Members of Congress and congressional staff on legislative and regulatory issues impacting the radiology practice.
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
Joshua Cooper, BA - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Rebecca Spangler, BS - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Christopher Sherin, MA - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Stephen Ferrara, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
The purpose of this session is to introduce quantitative financial and qualitative frameworks to facilitate effective decision making when managing radiology practices, particularly within the context of a large healthcare organization, where radiology must compete for resources. Because there are many uncertainties when projecting future performance, the learners will be introduced to stochastic modeling using Monte Carlo Simulation to enhance the effectiveness of financial models and better understand both upside and downside risks. Sources of cognitive biases will be discussed and a framework presented to help decision makers recognize biases and facilitate decisions that are aligned with broader organizations priorities. Finally, the role of the radiologist as an expert consultant and advocate for imaging services with the hospital requires finesse and planning. Effective engagement in this critical role will be discussed with case examples. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.
Geoffrey Rubin, MBA, MD, FACR - Consultant - GE Healthcare|Fovia, Inc.; Stock Options - HeartFlow
Carolyn Meltzer, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Bhavik Patel, MD, MBA - Consultant - GE Healthcare
The purpose of this session is to focus on the mitigation of clinical and medicolegal risk related to performance of procedures through sectional, departmental, and institutional efforts and resources. Since almost all radiology subspecialists perform procedures, the session directly impacts the practice of both interventional radiologists and diagnostic radiologists, and it provides information relevant to radiology technologists and nurses. It provides a broad perspective regarding the contribution of procedure-related complications to institutional and departmental risk. It also reviews morbidity and mortality cases that impact both diagnostic radiology practice as a result of missed findings and IR practice as a result of issues of recognition, response, communication, documentation, and follow-through.
Jonathan Lorenz, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Steven Zangan, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
The purpose of this session is to focus on leadership and management issues particularly relevant to implementing radiology practice change aligned with new payment models. CMS and other payers are rapidly steering providers from providing volume-incentivized to value-incentivized care. One increasingly popular mechanism--now codified by recent MACRA legislation--is advanced alternative payment models. Bundled payments for episodes of care will comprise many of these. To date, those models have focused on primary care and, more recently, surgical encounters. Recent work by the Neiman Health Policy Institute has resulted in several frameworks for which bundled payments could be crafted for radiologists.. Since MACRA indicates that as much as 20% of physicians' pay will be influenced by their participation in new payment models, this topic has considerable financial relevancy to all radiology practice stakeholders. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.
Richard Duszak, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Charles McRae, MBA - Ownership/Partnership - Radiology Partners; Salary - Radiology Partners
The purpose of this session is to review existing projects on registries, such as the Lung Cancer Screening registry, as well as other quality and safety and research registries. The session will highlight how participation in the registries will positively impact the radiology practice.
Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS, FACR, FSCBTMR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Jenny Hoang, MBBS - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Etta Pisano, MD, FACR - Research Grants - Phillips Corporation - contract w/my employer for research|Fuji Film - contract w/my employer for research|Alan Penn Associates - SBIR subcontract|Nextray, Inc -Board Chair
The purpose of this hybrid session (didactic plus interactive round table components) is to enhance the clinical knowledge and improve the practice of cardiac imaging by radiologists as well as other healthcare providers. Developed in conjunction with North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging.
Amar Shah, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
David Levin, MD, FACR - Consultant- HealthHelp, LLC ; Officer, Director - Board of directors, Outpatient Imaging Affiliates, LLC
Suhny Abbara: Consultant - Phillips Healthcare ; Royalty Income - Elsevier
Paul Peterson, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Gregory Kicska, MD, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
The purpose of the series of lectures is to provide an overview of creating evidence-based imaging guidelines such as the ACR Appropriateness Criteria, as well as an examination of educational approaches and best practices for teaching appropriate imaging utilization. The R-SCAN program and ACR Select clinical decision support will be highlighted.
Max Wintermark, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
E. Kent Yucel, MD, FACR - Consultant - Guerbet
Marc Willis, DO - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH - Research Grants - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance
Sabiha Raoof, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
MR Safety programs are not only an important practice to protect patients and staff, but are now required by some accreditation programs. Often, the responsibility for MR safety programs is that of the lead interpreting radiologist and/or the qualified medical physicist with support from technologists and administrators. The purpose of this session is to cover approaches to development and maintenance of a MR safety program from a radiologist, medical physicist, and an assistant director of imaging services, each with unique experiences establishing MR Safety programs.
Richard Geise, PhD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Heidi Edmonson, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Robert Watson, MD, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
Wendy Stirnkorb, BS - This speaker has nothing to disclose