ACR 2016 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2016VM40 - From Evidence to Reimbursement

May 17, 2016 1:30pm ‐ May 17, 2016 3:00pm


The purpose of the session is to demonstrate the integral role of research and registries for providing evidence required for insurance coverage of new imaging technology and of existing technology for expanded indications. Several case studies will highlight the role of advocacy for educating policy makers about the need for new coverage rules. Participants also will learn the perspective of private insurers regarding the criteria for determining coverage policies. The information presented will be applicable to all imaging sub-specialties and modalities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how Medicare's "Coverage with Evidence Development" initiatives affect policy decision making.
  2. Discuss the role of advocacy in influencing new coverage decisions.
  3. Describe how clinical practices can contribute to new coverage decisions.


  • Thoracic


  • Computer Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT




  • Ruth Carlos: Salary-JACR/ACR

  • Pamela Woodard: Consultant-Medtronic, Inc.; Research Grants-Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.|Guerbet|Astellas|Biotronik|Bayer Healthcare

  • Ella Kazerooni: None

  • Naomi Aronson: None

  • Laurie Fenton Ambrose: None

  • Bruce Hillner: None

  • Cynthia Moran: None

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