ACR 2015 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2015VM46 - New Payment Systems and Strategies to Cope: Imaging 3.0 and Other Initiatives

May 19, 2015 8:00am ‐ May 19, 2015 9:30am


In this session, we will explore how radiologists can apply information technology tools, workflow, and management processes to navigate the transition from volume-based to value-based imaging care. We will discuss how Imaging 3.0 has become a health policy initiative that will allow policy-makers to recognize alternative payment structures that incent appropriate utilization and value-based care.  We will describe how the Imaging 3.0 toolkit can provide referring physicians with the information and incentive to optimize the use of medical imaging in their practices. We will then consider how Imaging 3.0 concepts can be used to enhance our information systems to help engage patients in their imaging care, facilitate radiologist consultation and communication, and ensure that appropriate evidence-based imaging recommendations are made and followed. Finally, we will uncover some of the obstacles to implementing the Imaging 3.0 initiatives in our practices including awareness and availability of the tools and misaligned payment incentives. Using case-based examples, we will describe action steps practices can take to prepare for value-based imaging care. 

Subspecialties: NIS
Modalities: NI


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