RSNA 2015 checklist: 6 informative sessions about health policy

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Dozens of presentations scheduled for RSNA 2015 in Chicago fall under the conference’s “Health Policy” category. Unfortunately, attending each and every one is logistically impossible, but why not aim for one session per day?

Here’s one policy-related session you won’t want to miss for each day of RSNA 2015:

Sunday, Nov. 29

Accountable Care Organizations: Real World Experience for Radiologists

2-3:30 p.m. | RC127 | Location: S105AB

Clifford J. Belden, MD | John H. Lohnes, MD | Jonathan Breslau, MD

This session looks at the differences between new payment models and traditional fee-for-service models, from the perspective of the patient and the radiologist. The impact of these new payment models, along with the opportunities they create, will also be discussed.

Monday, Nov. 30

Health IT Policy Panel: The New Federal Requirement for Imaging Decision Support

8:30-10 a.m. | RC254 | Location: S102C

David B. Larson, MD | Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD | Keith J. Dreyer, MD, PhD | Keith S. White, MD | Joseph Hutter

Attendees can make sure they are up to speed on the latest news related to imaging decision support, learn the details of the CMS Final Rule and gain a better understanding of what’s to come.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Aligning Incentives Along the Imaging Value Chain

8:30-10 a.m. | RC332 | Location: S102C

Geraldine B. McGinty, MD | Richard Duszak Jr., MD | Giles W. Boland, MD

This session teaches attendees about the increasing importance of value in healthcare and how that affects those in the imaging community. The American College of Radiology’s Imaging 3.0 will also be discussed at length.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Changing the Way Radiologists Work: How and Why We Need to Embrace a Culture of Safety

8:30-10 a.m. | RC527 | Location: E351

Kimberly E. Applegate, MD | Giles W. Boland, MD | Nabile M. Safdar, MD

Out-of-date technology can bring risks, while state-of-theart technology can lead to improved safety. This session is about technology in radiology, and the impact it can have on overall safety.

Thursday, Dec. 3

The Future of Radiology Payments: Can Analytics Help Radiologists Regain Control?

4:30-6 p.m. | RC727 | Location: N226

David A. Rosman, MD | Danny Hughes, PhD | Woojin Kim, MD

This session examines how “Big Data” analytics can help radiologists provide more value, produce more accurate radiology reports, and gain larger reimbursements.

Friday, Dec. 4

Do I Need a Lawyer? Demystifying the ABR Audit

All Day |  HP116-ED-X | Location: Learning Center

Anjali Shah, MD | Nii O. Koney, MD | Nolan J. Kagetsu, MD | David S. Gorovoy, MD

The American Board of Radiology adopted a new certification process for diplomates in 2012, and this session helps explain that process, going over all the new rules and how to prepare for a potential audit.

RSNA 2015 takes place from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4. Visit the conference’s  schedule for more information about these sessions and many others.