Morads meeting Saturday, March 24th

Renaissance St Louis Airport Hotel – St Louis

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.Sign-In & BUFFET BREAKFAST
8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:10 – 8:20 a.m. OLD BUSINESS
9:00 – 9:30 A.M. NEW BUSINESS
Nominating Committee & New Officers – Dr. Shariff
Senate appointments – Dr. Goodhope
New Fellows – Dr. Goodhope
New members – Dr. Shariff

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:00 – 10:55 a.m. IPF workshop lecture
11;00 – 11:55 a.m. Carman Lecture
Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD
“Cultivating Great Leaders”

12:00 p.m. LUNCH
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Legislative Report – Harvey Tettlebaum

RADPAC March Chapter Challenge

It is that time of year once again where we encourage members to donate to RADPAC.  Support our voice by donating to radiology’s premier PAC.  States which win in their division are recognized for their efforts and provided with a cash prize.  Let’s make Missouri  come out on top this year!  Visit to donate.

Morads Member Dr. Chris Swingle instated as 2018 SLMMS president

Chris Swingle, D.O.

Chris Swingle, D.O. of West County Radiology was instated this past January as the 2018 St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society president.  He joins a select few Morads members who have served in this role over the past 20 years.

Morads Fall Meeting Legal Presentation

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

Officers 2017-2018

President Karen F. Goodhope, MD 04/01/2017 – 03/24/2018
President-Elect David Pohl, MD 04/01/2017 – 03/24/2018
Vice-President Carlin Ridpath, MD 04/01/2017 – 03/24/2018
Secretary-Treasurer Michael Rainey, MD 03/19/2016 – Spring 2019
Immediate Past-President Anjum Shariff, MD 04/01/2017 – 03/24/2018

April 1, 2017 Spring Meeting Program

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center7:30 am – 8:15 am      REGISTRATION & BUFFET BREAKFAST
8:15 am – 9:30 am      Business Meeting
9:30 am – 10:30 am   “Changes In Politics, Changes In Healthcare Reform and What It Means for Radiology” – ACR President Bibb Allen, MD
10:30 am – 10:45 am  Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am   “Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Images: Interpreting HRCT and Identifying the UIP Pattern” – Mary J. Salvatore, MD, MBA (1 hour AMA Category 1 CME to be provided)
12:00 pm Lunch and Presentations

CMS Funds Quality Payment Program Tech Help for Small and Rural Medical Practices

For many small and rural practices, compliance with MACRA/MIPS has become a task so significant, that some practices have given up, and are merging, becoming hospital employees, or having other major practice changing events.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded funds to 11 community-based organizations to provide training and education about the Quality Payment Program (QPP) to clinicians in individual or small and rural practice groups.

Additional information is avialable on this ACR webpage and at the CMS website.

Diagnostic Site Certification Requirement

Enrolled MO HealthNet providers that provide imaging services are required to participate in this program. Each facility that intends to perform high-tech and/or cardiac imaging procedures for MO HealthNet participants must receive DiagnosticSite certification from HealthHelp by December 31, 2016.  Download the MOHealthNet Provider Bulletin for more details.

Successful First Joint Program of MORADS and RBMA

This past October 15th marked the first joint meeting program of Missouri Radiological Society and Radiology Business Managers Association – Missouri Chapter.  The meeting was held in Columbia, Missouri and well attended for both organizations.  Missouri RBMA members attended the legal update presentation by MORADS attorney Harvey Tettlebaum.  Vendors associated the RBMA sponsored a buffet lunch.  After lunch, the RBMA program continued with MORADS members in attendance.