2013 Annual Report Top Accomplishments 

2013 annual report of the American College of Radiology and ACR Foundation

Advocacy & Economics

Led by the ACR for the field of radiology and launched in May at AMCLC, Imaging 3.0 is a call-to-action to all radiologists to take a leadership role in shaping America’s future health care system.
ACR gains provision in Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013, requiring CMS to disclose data justifying 25 percent professional component multiple procedure payment reduction for imaging exams provided to same patient, in same session, on same day.
ACR supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation for CT lung cancer screening of high-risk patients and encourages efforts to create nationwide, evidence-based infrastructure that ensures patient access to uniform, quality care.
ACR convinces CMS to develop clarifications in guidance, allowing all diagnostic radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and interventional radiologists to avoid payment reductions for up to five years for nonparticipation in Medicare EHR Incentive Program.


ACR earns Accreditation with Commendation from ACCME, reaffirming its commitment to the highest quality and compliance standards for professional education.
The ACR Education Center receives record-high revenue and registrations with more than 1,200 participants in over 40 courses, covering 13 clinical topics.
Two MBA pathways created for the Radiology Leadership Institute®: 1) Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and 2) Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University.
American Institute of Radiologic Pathology offers four categorical courses and teaches 1,700 domestic and international residents at five course sessions.

Quality and Safety


Membership Value

ACR Young and Early Career Physician Section (YPS) Executive Committee hosted its first YPS meeting during AMCLC 2013. 
Journal of the American College of Radiology celebrates its tenth anniversary.
Web-based ACR Resident and Fellow Journal Club debuts under leadership of Geraldine McGinty, MD, FACR, offering members-in-training direct interaction with health care leaders.
ACR Member Services conducts extensive membership market research project with benchmarking, electronic survey, focus groups and phone interviews.