Exploring Changes to Payment Policy

As the focus of reimbursement moves from fee-for-service to a value-based payment model, understanding reporting requirements and thresholds will be critical to thriving under the Quality Payment Program. This learning module challenges participants to better understand this payment model shift and provides tools to enable a successful transition. Participants can earn 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon completion of the free activity.

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Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss changes in legacy payment systems and how the ACR is working to maintain fee for service payments.
  • Explore changes in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program and ACR actions to ensure radiologists’ participation.
  • Postulate how alternative payment models will be structured with focus on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and the Physician Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee.
  • Consider opportunities for collaboration in efforts to embrace population health efforts at the institutional and regional level.

CME Information

Accreditation Statement: 

The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Only physicians are eligible to be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The AMA defines physicians as those individuals who have obtained an MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree from another country.

You must achieve a minimum score of 80% in three attempts to receive credit. Estimated time to complete this educational activity is 3 hours.

CME Released: November 1, 2018
CME Expires: August 31, 2019

How to Claim CME Credit

After completing all cases/questions, click the Submit to Complete button located at the top right of the screen to access a brief survey prior to receiving your certificate. Make sure your browser’s pop-up blocker is turned off.

Once the survey is completed, click the View/Print Certificate button to open your certificate and print and/or save it as a PDF. Return to the activity page at any time using the Access Now link above (you may need to log in with your ACR account again) and click on View/Print Certificate to print or save your certificate.

ACR Disclosure Policy/Conflict of Interest

In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for review and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, and a method of resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve this integrity and objectivity, all individuals participating as planners, presenters, moderators, and evaluators in an ACR educational activity or an activity jointly sponsored by the ACR must appropriately disclose any financial relationship with a commercial organization that may have an interest in the content of the educational activity.

The following faculty indicated their relevant financial relationships related to the presentation of this material:

Name Disclosures
Ezequiel Silva, MD None
Kurt Schoppe, MD None
Greg Nicola, MD None
Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR (Spouse) Articulata/Roche
Lauren Golding, MD None
Matthew Hawkins, MD None
Andrea Borondy Kitts, MS, MPH None
ACR Staff None

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