ACR 2015 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2015VM06 - Metrics and Pay-for-Performance

May 17, 2015 1:30pm ‐ May 17, 2015 3:00pm


This session will introduce the concept of metrics specific to medical imaging and discuss the role and activities of the ACR Metrics Committee. The process of measure development for use in pay-for-performance programs such as the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and private insurance programs, including the roles of the AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) and the National Quality Forum will be discussed as well as the history of the PQRS program and the relative performance of radiologists compared to other physicians. Also highlighted will be the status of PQRS in 2015, which includes requirements to comply with PQRS and measures available for claims-based reporting and registry reporting. The session will conclude with a look to the future of performance-based compensation, which may change substantially with replacement of the Sustainable Growth Rate process. 

Subspecialties: GEN
Modalities: NI



  • Consultant: various clients; Officer, Director: RAMG Inc.; MCR MRAP; Ownership/Partnership: RAMG Inc.; MCR MRAP; Salary: Sutter Medical Group
  • Research Grants: Toshiba Medical Systems

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