Commission on Economics

The Commission on Economics is ACR’s primary resource for medical socioeconomics. The Commission’s work often is used as background material and evidence for ACR congressional and state legislative efforts as well as communications with the CMS, policy makers, and other medical insurers.

Leadership & Staff

Gregory Neal Nicola, MD, FACR


Angela Kim



Mark David Alson, MD, FACR Melissa Lee Chen, MD Wui Kheong Chong, MD
Sammy Chu, MD, FACR Timothy Andrew Crummy, MD, FACR Neil Couchman Davey, MD, MB, ChB, FACR
Stamatia V Destounis, MD, FACR Heidi A Edmonson, Ph.D Benjamin Lewis Franc, MD
Lauren Parks Golding, MD Daniel Gene Gridley, MD James F Gruden, MD
Richard Elliott Heller, MD Joshua A Hirsch, MD, FACR Theodore C Larson III, MD
Elaine Renee Lewis, MD, FACR Raymond W Liu, MD Sarah Sarvis Milla, MD
Najeeb Mohideen, MD, FACR Andrew Kent Moriarity, MD Melody Mulaik
Laeton J Pang, MD, MPH, FACR Daniel A Rodgers, MD Kurt A Schoppe, MD
Elizabeth Spurgin Norman B Thomson III, MD, MBA, FACR Linda A Wilgus

Commission Goals

  • Collect, analyze, and disseminate information on all facets of economic issues relevant to the practice of radiology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and medical physics
  • Focus activities on coding, payment policy, national and local coverage policy, regulation, private and public payer relations, and the development of educational resources for the membership
  • Prepare statements, studies and presentations on issues within commission purview, with the support of its committees and other specialty commissions, by acting on input from the membership and in reaction to changes affecting radiology


Economics Committee on Body Imaging - James F. Gruden MD, Chair
Economics Committee on Breast Imaging – Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR, Chair
Economics Committee on Coding & Nomenclature - Mark D. Alson, MD, FACR, Chair
Economics Committee on Economic and Advocacy Issues in Academic Radiology - Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, Chair
Economics Committee on Future Trends - Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, Chair
Economics Committee on General, Small, Emergency, and Rural - Daniel Rodgers, MD, Chair
Economics Committee on HOPPS/APC - Norman B. Thomson III, MD, MBA, FACR, Chair
Economics Committee on Interventional & Cardiology – Raymond W. Liu, MD, Chair
Economics Committee on MACRA - Lauren Golding, MD, Chair
Economics Committee on Medical Physics - Heidi Edmonson, PhD, Chair
Economics Committee on Neuroradiology – Theodore Larson, III, MD, Chair
Economics Committee on Nuclear Medicine - Benjamin L. Franc MD, Chair
Economics Committee on Payer Relations - Daniel Gridley, MD, Chair
Economics Committee on Pediatric Radiology - Sarah Milla, MD & Richard Heller, MD, Co-Chairs 
Economics Committee on Radiation Oncology - Najeeb Mohideen, MD, FACR, Chair
Economics Committee on Reimbursement - Kurt A. Schoppe, MD, Chair
Economics Committee on Ultrasound – Wui K. Chong, MD, Chair

Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) Network--Radiation Oncology - Laeton Pang, MD, MPH, FACR, Chair
Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) Network--Radiology - Sammy Chu, MD, FACR, Chair
Medicaid Network - Neil Davey, MD, MB, ChB, FACR, Chair
Payer Relations Network - Daniel Rogers, MD, Chair

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