April 28, 2017

CMS Webinar Spotlights RSCAN Successes

Gregory N. Nicola, MD (fifth from left) presented R-SCAN successes during a recent CMS Grand Rounds webinar.

A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Grand Rounds webinar about the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) features the progress of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Radiology Support, Communications and Alignment Network (R-SCANTM). The ACR was honored by the invitation to represent all 10 Support and Alignment Networks (SANs) participating in TCPI.

R-SCAN aids radiologists and referring clinicians in transitioning volume-driven systems to value-based, patient-centered, health care services. The program helps build a collaborative and consultative relationship with referring clinicians to introduce imaging appropriateness, clinical decision support and radiologist-led education to fellow care-givers. R-SCAN will support at least 24,000 clinicians to expand their quality improvement capacity, learn from one another, and achieve common goals of improved care, better health and reduced cost.

Gregory N. Nicola, MD, a member of the ACR Commission on Economics and chair of the Economics Committee on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), presented information about the role of the SANs in TCPI and specifics about R-SCAN during the webinar, part of a series of educational events with the purpose of educating clinicians and other health care professionals on the evidence-based practice of medicine and the latest clinical and scientific information available.

The Grand Rounds webinar listed the aims of the TCPI, defined the structure, and provided several initial outcomes and potential widespread impacts of the work currently being done as a part of TCPI. View the webinar, Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) – Telling Our Current Performance Stories.

R-SCAN allows participants to earn Improvement Activity credits for the CMS MIPS Quality Payment Program, engage referring physicians in free CME activities (for example, podcasts and image-ordering simulations), gain free access to the ACR Select® web portal and earn MOC Part 4 Credit by completing an R-SCAN project with one of the many Choosing Wisely® topics. Learn more on the R-SCAN website.