The purpose of this session is to focus on a range of challenges and opportunities that Young and Early Career Physicians (YPS) face now and in the near future. From informatics to patient and family centered care, the breadth and depth of YPS involvement is limitless. The invited speakers are nationally renowned for their expertise in these topics and their ability to speak to the YPS audience.
Discuss the current and future landscape of radiology informatics and its relationship to radiologist workflow, data management, and value creation in radiology practice.
Describe current and near term changes in radiology reimbursement and policy, especially in terms of the interplay of Imaging 3.0, the ACA, Clinical Decision Support, and downstream policy changes.
Identify the essentials of Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC), its relationship to radiology practice, and ways for radiologists, especially YPS, to practice PFCC as part of their daily jobs.
Describe the meaning of Quality Improvement (QI), how to establish QI programs in one's practice, and the effect of MACRA on reporting of QI measures.
The purpose of this session is to discuss the legislative and regulatory process including how a bill becomes a law. The session will also highlight ACR's legislative efforts and accomplishments. Additionally, the course will educate attendees on effective lobbying techniques and best practices for Hill Day visits.
Describe legislative and regulatory issues - both current and historically - that directly impact the practice of radiology.
Discuss effective ways to lobby Members of Congress and state elected officials on legislative and regulatory issues impacting the practice of radiology.
Identify strategies regarding best practices for being an effective advocate for radiology.
The purpose of this session is to discuss lung cancer screening programs and to highlight challenges that may arise as the programs mature. Following the publication of the National Lung Screening Trial and subsequent USPSTF and CMS recommendations and coverage decisions, more and more practices and institutions are implementing CT lung cancer screening programs. The session will provide information on how to continue forward with lung cancer screening beyond just establishing a program. Topics include correctly using Lung-RADS, addressing 'gaps' in Lung-RADs, managing the screening process after the baseline screen, and implementing upcoming changes in the Fleischner Society recommendations for management of incidentally detected lung nodules. Developed in conjunction with The Fleischner Society and Society of Thoracic Radiology.
Identify solutions to common challenges encountered in establishing a lung cancer screening program.
Discuss appropriate management recommendations and correctly use Lung-RADS to report lung cancer screening CT scans.
Describe changes to lung nodule management based on the 2017 Fleischner Society guidelines.
The purpose of this session is to introduce concepts on job selection and contracting, basic financial planning, and effective negotiation techniques that Young and Early Career Physicians can use in their professional careers.
Identify key concepts of job selection and recruitment and understand the sometimes technical language of job contracts.
Describe basic principles of financial planning, understand the characteristics of good financial planners, and identify signs of when to seek professional advice.
Describe fundamental concepts in negotiation and explore strategies to enhance negotiation outcomes.
The purpose of this session is to take your learning to new levels - and have fun while doing so. This is a dynamic, highly interactive and fast-paced session designed for practicing radiologists, fellows and residents. Join this team-based rapid-fire 'competition' and assess your and your teams' baseline knowledge in Breast, Thoracic, Neuro, Peds, MSK, GI/GU, Non-interpretive Skills and more, across the radiology spectrum. Instant feedback, in-depth rationales and real-time scoring using audience response (ARS) are utilized. Additionally, the session will provide ample time for Q&A to discuss the most challenging questions as identified by ARS scoring.
Identify gaps in knowledge base.
Demonstrate the ability to answer high stakes examination-style questions.
Utilize active reasoning skills to enhance knowledge and improve competence.
The purpose of this session is to focus on the role leadership can play in designing and implementing programs in hospitals and radiology practices to improve and optimize the patient experience. The perspectives and needs of leaders and patients will be explored through a series of practical cases/discussion. Specifically, the economic and social drivers for patient engagement by radiologists will be explored. Next, the basics of building a patient advisor program will be reviewed from recruitment and training to deployment in projects. Because patients are already on social media and engaged, we will explore the opportunities that exist for radiologists and radiology practices to have a social media presence and interact with patients in a social media environment. Finally, including patients in the implementation of EHR patient portals will be used as an example of how to engage patients in radiology operations. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.
Discuss roles that leaders can play in creating opportunities for patient and family centered care in radiology.
Discuss elements needed to create a patient advisor program in radiology.
Explore ways to recruit and include patients in operational radiology projects.
The purpose of this session is to assist radiologists and other health professionals in understanding their role as advocates, the changing landscape, and how to maintain a relevant program that embraces digital advocacy.
Discuss the step-by-step network building process.
Identify strategies for communicating with members of Congress, lobbyists and other policymakers.
Describe the need for advocacy and a grassroots program in an era of social media.
The purpose of this session is to focus on critical test results management (CTRM) - the reporting and communication of critical test results that could change patient management within minutes to hours. However, equally important and sometimes more challenging is the reporting of non-critical actionable findings: those that can impact the patient's health months to years later if downstream testing is not completed. While critical test results are often identified on emergency department patients or inpatients whose providers are in the hospital at the time, non-critical actionable findings are often identified in outpatients whose providers may not even belong to the same hospital or health system. In addition, determining if downstream testing has occurred months later further confounds this problem. The Imaging 3.0 initiative recommends that the radiologist be present during all three steps of an examination: before, during, and after. Taking an active role in the management of non-critical actionable findings aligns with the principles of Imaging 3.0. In this session, we identify some of the challenges associated with monitoring patients with incomplete follow-up and discuss some solutions that have been implemented in the emergency department, ambulatory setting, as well as across health systems to address this opportunity to improve the care of our patients.
Discuss some of the challenges associated with monitoring the follow-up of non-critical actionable findings identified on imaging.
Compare and contrast the problems of reporting and communicating critical vs. non-critical actionable findings.
Identify components of possible solutions to monitoring patients awaiting follow-up of non-critical actionable findings.
The purpose of this session will be to discuss the many changes that will affect the radiation oncology reimbursement landscape over the next few years. The session will discuss the changing payer models. MIPS/MACRA and other models, an update on quality and performance measures and changing practice patterns which will impact patient volumes and reimbursement.
Examine the new payer models.
Discuss quality and performance measures applicable to radiation oncology.