ACR Bulletin February 2012
The Ripple Effect
ACR Clinical Research Center trials create waves of change in patient care.
For more than 40 years, the ACR has supported clinical research endeavors crucial to shaping medical imaging and radiation oncology.
Q: Tell us about a recent change implemented at your practice.
Since we are a very large practice, even small changes in billing or reimbursement can have a major effect on us. To improve our billing and reimbursement processes, we've made three specific changes.
Avoid Getting Burned
Affordable Care Act provisions publicize special business relationships and payments.
ACR members should pay attention to part of the Affordable Care Act health reform law that includes "sunshine provisions" for payments and other value transfers received from pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Beyond the Standard
The specialty is indebted to these five leaders.
It's not always easy to stand out as a leader in medicine — where intelligence and drive are necessary just to graduate from medical school, succeed in residency, and pass the Boards.
Finding Ways to Demonstrate Value
New committee promotes and coordinates efforts to measure the importance of imaging.
To allow the College to play an integral role in coordinating imaging health-policy research, I am pleased to announce that John A. Patti, M.D., FACR, chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors has recently approved the request of the Commission on Economics to create the ACR Committee for Imaging Health Policy and Economics Research (CIPER).
Looking on the Bright Side
Here are five reasons why it's a good day to be a radiologist.
It's easy to sometimes let the challenges of the specialty overshadow its successes. Questions like "How will health-care reform affect my practice?" and "Will reimbursement cuts continue?" plague many ACR members.
Rules of Engagement
Social media transforms your marketing efforts and captivities your audience. Why wait?
Because many vendors at a farmer's market often sell identical produce, you might buy fruit or vegetables indiscriminately.
2013 Gold Medalists and Honorary Fellows
ACR invites you to submit your recommendations.
It's time to nominate your fellow ACR members or other outstanding international radiologists for the College's highest honors in 2013.
Promoting State Chapter Communications
One of the principal functions of the Council Steering Committee (CSC) is to communicate with state chapters. The commitment of communication and representation of the state chapters has always been evident.
Planning for the Future in Chicago
The Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America presents a multitude of opportunities for radiologists to learn, network, and plan for the future each year in Chicago.