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There’s still time to apply for the Valerie P. Jackson Fellowship

There’s still time to submit your application! The Valerie P. Jackson Education Fellowship is a great way to advance your knowledge and expertise in educational development for residents and practitioners.

For further information visit the ACR page.

Apply by January 3, 2020 to be considered.

10 for Tuesday – Support Health Policy

10 for Tuesday is the ACR Foundation’s newest fundraising campaign to support health policy.  Between now and December 3 (Giving Tuesday) all gifts made during the campaign will support health policy research through the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute (NHPI).

By giving just $10 each, you and your fellow radiologists across the country can come together to collectively take an active role in ensuring that the radiology profession not only survives, but thrives.  Without credible, evidence based research, we cannot effectively inform policy that supports the value of radiology in the evolving team-based health care model.

To learn more about the 10 for Tuesday campaign and make your contribution, please click here.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Lecture in St Louis

MORADS members are invited to an upcoming program in St. Louis, Missouri at 6 pm on Thursday November 7, 2019. This program will provide information on differentiating IPF from other ILD’s.
Attendees will include both Pulmonologists and Radiologists. The speaker, Dr. David Smith, is a Thoracic Radiologist from LSU/University Medical Center in New Orleans.

For more information and to register please see here.

RAD PAC

RADPAC is the bipartisan political action committee of the ACRA. Its goal is to support the campaigns of pro-radiology candidates at the federal level through voluntary contributions of ACRA members.

It is critical for radiology as a profession to have its voice heard on Capitol Hill through a bipartisan political action committee that supports Members of Congress and candidates running for Congress who are helpful to the radiology community.

In order to continue this success on behalf of radiologists, RADPAC relies on contributions from individuals and group practices.

For more information about RADPAC and how to contribute, please visit the RADPAC website!

MORADS Fall Legal Presentation

Download the legal report and presentation produced by MORADS attorney Harvey M. Tettlebaum for our recent fall meeting.

Stop CMS from Implementing Proposed Changes to the E/M Codes

Although the American College of Radiology (ACR) appreciates CMS’
commitment to reducing physician burden and documentation requirements, the
ACR is deeply concerned about the sizable cuts this proposal will impose upon
radiology and other medical providers that do not frequently bill E/M
services.

The proposed changes for E/M payments will result in significant payment
redistribution within the Fee Schedule. Given the broad fiscal impact of the
proposed policy, Congress should debate the merits of this issue and work to
achieve consensus on a more equitable policy solution that penalizes no
physician specialty.

Call, FAX or email your Congressman and Senators to contact CMS and tell them NOT to implement its proposed E/M policy as stated in the 2020 MPFS Proposed Rule.

Join Us for the Fall Meeting!

Please join us October 19, 2019 for our fall meeting.  This will be held at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO starting at 7:30 AM.

Hear about the latest news from the ACR meeting including reference committee reports and the NEW ACR Breast Cancer Screening Tool Kit.  Learn about new state laws and pertinent legal matters.  Share your practice experiences with us.  Join us for breakfast.  We hope to see you there!

MSMA to Start Women Physicians Section

A resolution that established the MSMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) was approved at the 2019 MSMA Annual Convention. All female MSMA members are welcome to participate in the Section’s activities. This section aims to promote the achievements of women physicians, advocate for the advancement of women in medicine, and address disparities that women physicians may face in the workplace.  Contact Heidi Geisbuhler at heidi@msma.org if interested.  For more information you can also go to the Missouri State Medical Association website.

ACR Offers New Breast Cancer Screening Toolkit

The ACR has released a Breast Cancer Screening Toolkit to aid decision making by clinicians and patients.  The toolkit contains handouts, educational videos as well as a Powerpoint presentation for radiologist use.

The ACR strongly encourages radiologists to download these materials:

  • Customize them with your branding (we’ve left a place for that in each item).
  • Share with your referring clinicians and advise them of CME availability!
  • Place patient materials on your website and in your waiting room.
  • Print and include in correspondence with patients and referring providers.

 

MRI Safety Course and Board Exam in St. Louis

Advanced MRI safety training and ABMRS Board preparation course to be held in St Louis, MO on September 13-14, 2019.

Cost:  Attending Physicians $500; Technologists, Nurses, and Physicians in Training $150

AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits:  11.75

Sept. 13/14:  Board Review Course
Register at https://bit.ly/2Y7VfXh
Sept. 14: ABMRS exam, 10 year board certification, residents-in-training are eligible
Please see flyer for more information.