April 21, 2017

Chat Covers RSCAN Value-Based Payment Success

The Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network™ (R-SCAN), an American College of Radiology (ACR) program that helps radiologists succeed in the transition to value-based health care, is the focus of the April 27 JACR Tweet Chat.

R-SCAN provides a collaborative action plan that brings radiologists and referring clinicians together to improve imaging appropriateness based on a growing list of imaging Choosing Wisely® topics. The program:

  • Improves patient care
  • Allows radiologists and referring clinicians to earn Improvement Activity credits for the CMS MIPS Quality Payment Program
  • Engages referring physicians in free CME activities (for example, podcasts and image-ordering simulations)
  • Gives free access to the ACR Select® web portal
  • Provides MOC Part 4 Credit with completion of an R-SCAN project with one of Choosing Wisely topics

Max Wintermark, MD, (@StanfordNRAD) will moderate the 8 p.m. (Eastern) chat and cover the following questions:

  • What is R-SCAN? How will it affect patients and physicians?
  • Why participate in R-SCAN?
  • What is the current status of R-SCAN?

Join the chat on Twitter by using hashtags #JACR and #RSCAN. JACR Tweet Chat team members are @ruthcarlosmd, @Jim_Rawson_MD, @DavidNaegerMD and @MattHawkinsMD.

R-SCAN is funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative for its second year. Thousands of radiologists and referring doctors have pledged or registered to engage in the program to date. Visit R-SCAN’s website to learn more about the program.