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2021 ACR-RBMA Practice Leaders Forum

Adapt | Survive | Thrive

Recalibrate Your Business Operations


In the face of today’s unpredictability, radiology leaders need to be ready to quickly adapt.

At the ACR-RBMA Practice Leaders Forum, you’ll gain critical strategies to lead in times of crisis, strengthen resiliency and boost practice performance.

This two-day virtual event — delivered over four hours each day — is a robust and interactive learning program that offers hands-on practice management strategies that are tailored for a radiology environment.

You’ll discover best practices that will help you boost your practice performance and recalibrate your business operations for today’s reality.

Keynote: Leading in Times of Crisis




Dana Smetherman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACR
Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans

Learn how to guide your practice through today’s crises from a radiology chair who adopted rapid process improvements to respond to one of the nation’s first COVID-19 hotspots.

Key Topics


  • Financial viability: MACRA/MIPS, E&M codes
  • Peer learning vs. peer review
  • Diversity in radiology
  • Pandemic response: current and future
  • And much more ….

Check out our full program and speakers  

We’re Going Virtual…but the Networking Doesn’t Stop


Join us for solution-building tools presented by top radiology business strategists — with plenty of opportunities for peer learning around crisis management.
Earn 7 CME, RLI and 6.5 Category A Credits 
Earn NASBA CPE and RBMA Credits

Resources to Lead Through Crisis


Accreditation Information

Physician Accreditation and Designation Statements

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

The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Technologist Accreditation and Designation Statements

The American College of Radiology is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Education programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 6.5 Category A Credit hours of the ARRT.

Online 2:00 - 6:00 PM (ET)

Time Title Faculty
2 - 2:10pm Welcome and Opening Remarks Jonathan W. Berlin, MD, MBA, FACR
Keith E. Chew, MHA, CMPE, FRBMA
2:10 - 2:55 pm Making the Switch to Peer Learning Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA
2:55 - 3:55pm Impact of the 2021 MPFS & MIPS Final Rules On Your Practice Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA, Barbara Rubel, MBA, FRBMA, Bethany Geiger, MBA 
3:55 - 4 pm Break  
 4 - 4:45 pm  Building Effective Teams in Radiology: The Value of Diversity and Inclusion Juan J. Jimenez, MD and Kelly Oppe, RT(R), MBA
 4:45 - 5:30 pm Capitol Hill Update: What to Expect in the New Congress Ted Burnes, MPA
 5:30 - 6 pm  Small Group Networking Event   All Faculty


Online 11:00 am - 3:40 pm (ET)

Time Title Faculty
11 - 11:05 am Welcome and Overview for Day 2 Jonathan W. Berlin, MD, MBA, FACR
Keith E. Chew, MHA, CMPE, FRBMA
11:05 - 11:45 am Keynote: Leading in Times of Crisis Dana Smetherman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACR
11:45 am - 12:25 pm How ACR and RBMA Have Handled the Pandemic  William Thorwarth Jr., MD, FACR
Robert T. Still, FRBMA
12:25 - 12:35 pm  Break  
12:35 - 1:55 pm Pandemic Responses - Current and Future (Panel) 
Mohammad Naeem, MBBS, MD, FACR, Lindsay I. Muns, MBA, MHSA, and W. Kenneth Davis, Jr.
1:55 - 2:00 pm  Break  
2:00 - 2:45 pm  Breakouts: Your Collective Pandemic Experiences  All Faculty
2:45 - 3:30 pm  Will an Infinite Game Strategy Positively Impact Your Practice? Keith E. Chew, MHA, CMPE, FRBMA
Samir B. Patel, MD, FACR
3:30 - 3:40 pm  Wrap up/Takeaways Jonathan W. Berlin, MD, MBA, FACR
Keith E. Chew, MHA, CMPE, FRBMA

The sessions below will be available to watch on demand (pre-recorded). 

Session Title
Faculty
ACR Update
Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR
RBMA Update   
Linda Wilgus, CPA, MBA

Please note - Credit is not available for these two sessions


Faculty & Planning Committee

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Jonathan W. Berlin, MD, MBA, FACR

North Shore University Health System and University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Program Co-Chair and Faculty

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Keith E. Chew, MHA, CMPE, FRBMA

Consulting with Integrity
Chatham, IL
Program Co-Chair and Faculty

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Ted Burnes, MPA

American College of Radiology
Washington, DC
Faculty

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W. Kenneth Davis, Jr.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chicago, IL
Faculty

Howard Fleishon, MD, FACR

Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR

Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Faculty


Bethany Geiger, MBA

MSN Healthcare Solutions
Loraine, OH
Faculty

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Juan J. Jimenez, MD

Carle Foundation Hospital & Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Urbana, IL
Faculty

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Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA, MRMD

Einstein Healthcare Network
Philadelphia, PA
Faculty

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Elaine Lewis, MD

Tower Health
Reading, PA
Program Planning Committee Member

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Lindsay I. Muns, MBA, MHSA

Charlotte Radiology
Charlotte, NC
Faculty

Headshot Dr. Naeem

Mohammad Naeem, MBBS, MD, FCCP, FACR

Colonel, Medical Corps
United States Army
Bethesda, MD
Faculty


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Kelly Oppe, RT(R), MBA

Carle Health System
Urbana, IL
Faculty

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Samir B. Patel, MD, FACR

Radiology, Inc. and Beacon Health System
Mishawaka, IN
Program Planning Committee Member and Faculty

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Barbara F. Rubel, MBA, FRBMA

MSN Healthcare Solutions
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Faculty


Dana H. Smetherman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACR

Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA
Faculty

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Robert T. Still, FRBMA

Radiology Business Management Association
Fairfax, VA
Faculty

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William Thorwarth, MD, FACR

American College of Radiology
Reston, VA
Faculty


Eric R. Weber, MBA

Asheville Radiology
Asheville, NC
Program Planning Committee Member

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Linda Wilgus, CPA, MBA

Northwest Radiology
Indianapolis, IN
Faculty


Corbin Wilson

Radiology Associates of North Texas
Fort Worth, TX
Program Planning Committee Member