Mark Alson, MD, FACR, RCC, was presented this year’s American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT®) Burgess Gordon Memorial Award at the AMA’s CPT/Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee Annual February Meeting in San Diego. The award recognizes the CPT advisor who: demonstrates vast knowledge of the full range of CPT issues beyond their specialty area; responds completely and promptly to Advisor Response forms on the CPT website; provides technical support to users of CPT; serves as an advocate for the CPT process; and has made outstanding contributions to the CPT process.
In addition to serving as the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) CPT Lead Advisor to the CPT Editorial Panel, Dr. Alson chairs the Economics Committee on Coding and Nomenclature, is an editorial board member of the joint AMA/ACR coding publication Clinical Examples in Radiology, and previously served as the ACR Liaison on the Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB). He also served as a guest reviewer of the RCC exam to ensure it was kept up-to-date and met all the requirements of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The RCCB is the organization responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the only radiology-specific coding certification examination.
Alson is a founding member of Sierra Imaging Associates Medical Group, PC, Fresno, California and has served as president of the group since 2004. He is involved in all aspects of women’s imaging, including breast imaging and intervention, obstetrical ultrasound, CT, MRI, and oncology imaging.
The College is appreciative of Dr. Alson for his continuous efforts and contributions on behalf of radiologists.
For more information, contact Maria Tran, ACR Director, Economic Policy.