What Has the ACR Done for Me Lately?
Did you know?
- The ACR, seeking to address the changing landscape of health care, has developed the Imaging 3.0™ initiative, which integrates culture change, quality efforts, and technology tools to reinforce the cost-effective, integral role of radiology and the radiologist in the health marketplace. Case studies describing how to put Imaging 3.0 into practice, along with other resources, can be found at www.acr.org/imaging3.
- The ACR is collaborating with CMS to plan the implementation of the new congressional requirement on clinical decision support. Learn about ACR Select™, a decision support tool based on the ACR’s Appropriateness Criteria®, at http://bit.ly/ClinicalDecision.
- The ACR has engaged private payers across the U.S. to stave off implementation of professional component multiple procedure payment reductions. Most recently, the ACR secured a delay in United Healthcare’s plans to implement the reduction. For a further explanation of the issue and updates, read http://bit.ly/MPPRACR.
- To ensure lung cancer screening using LDCT is available not only to all privately insured individuals but to Medicare beneficiaries as well, the ACR led grassroots efforts this past summer to garner signatures from nearly half of the United States Senate and more than one-third of the U.S. House of Representatives on letters to the Department of Health and Human Services and CMS. In addition, the ACR recently coordinated another letter to CMS to support broad national coverage for annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT. The letter was signed by 76 medical specialty and patient advocate groups. To access the College’s lung cancer screening resources, visit http://bit.ly/ACRLung.