ACR2017LS01 - Breast Imaging in Today's Environment: Including Economic Challenges*

May 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ May 22, 2017 9:30am


*Session eligible for SAM credits

CE Credits
1.5 – CME
1.5 – SAM

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.

Learning Objectives

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.

Breast Cancer Screening Update
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM Duration: 25 minutes
Edward A. Sickles, MD, FACR

Breast Imaging Billing and Coding, Including Tomosynthesis
8:25 AM - 8:50 AM Duration: 25 minutes
Mark Alson, MD, FACR

The Breast Imaging Model in the Era of Value-Based Reimbursement
8:50 AM - 9:15 AM Duration: 25 minutes
Dana Smetherman, MD, MPH, FACR

Questions and Answers
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Duration: 15 minutes
Edward A. Sickles, MD, FACR
Mark Alson, MD, FACR
Dana Smetherman, MD, MPH, FACR


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