Daniel Picus receives ACR’s prestigious Thorwarth Award

Daniel Picus, MD, was named the recipient of the William T. Thorwarth Jr, MD, Award on May 20, during the American College of Radiology’s Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

Picus was selected for his outstanding contributions to the field of health policy and economics for radiology. He was selected by the ACR Economics and Health Policy Department.

The award is not handed out annually, but rather presented on a merit basis to outstanding individuals.

“Dan ably chaired the ACR Coding & Nomenclature Committee during the expansive CMS revision and revaluation of the DR, IR and RO code sets,” Ezequiel Silva III, MD, chair of the ACR Commission on Economics said, in a prepared statement. “Our entire membership owes him thanks for ensuring that our ability to report and perform our services was well maintained during those years. He is a fantastic choice for this prestigious award.”

Picus is a professor of radiology and senior vice chair in the department of radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Currently, he is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel and on the Clinical Examples in Radiology Editorial Board.

He is also a former member of the ACR Commission on Economics and chair of the ACR Economics Committee on Coding and Nomenclature.