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RADPAC March Chapter Challenge

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 that time of year once again where we encourage members in Missouri 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 Radpac.org to donate.

MORADS Member Dr. Jason Skyles installed as 2020 SLMMS President

Jason Skyles, MD. of West County Radiology was installed this past January as the 2020 St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society president. He joins a select few MORADS members who have served in this role over the past 20 years.

Frank J Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR to deliver 74th Carman Lecture

Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

Dr Lexa is Chief Medical Officer of the Radiology Leadership Institute.
He is also Professor of Clinical Affairs and Operations, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona Medical Center and author of “Leadership Lessons for Healthcare Providers.” 
He will be delivering the 74th Carman lecture on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Renaissance Airport Hotel in St Louis, MO. 

There is no cost to attend the lecture and no preregistration required. 

More information about Dr Lexa here.

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!