August 12, 2016

CMS Initiative Recognizes Radiology Value Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) has recognized Radiology Inc. of Mishawaka, Ind., for its Value Management Program. The program, which was featured as a TCPi online performance story, defines, categorizes and presents imaging value-added actions performed by its diagnostic and interventional radiologists.

The program required development of the Value-Added Matrix, identifying a radiologist champion and non-physician executive coordinator. It receives support from the group’s executive board and offers an annual accountable reporting of metrics and outcomes internally within the group and to external stakeholders.

While the Value-Added Matrix is specific to radiology, the concept is applicable across primary and specialty care and provides a best practice example of an essential skill in health care’s value-based environment, notes TCPi in “Articulating Value at Radiology Inc.” The Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) published detailed information on the Value-Added Matrix, written by Samir Patel, MD. Learn more about Radiology Inc.’s Value-Added Matrix.

Radiology Inc. is a participant of the Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network (R-SCAN™), an American College of Radiology (ACR) strategic alignment network. ACR is one of 10 medical societies to receive TCPi funding to support 140,000 clinician practices in improving the way they deliver care and transitioning toward value-based payment models. R-SCAN’s mission is to help radiologists and referring clinicians form effective and enduring collaborations that result in measurably improved imaging utilization and patient care.