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

Ezequiel Silva III, MD, FACR

Chair

Angela Kim

Staff

Roster


Mark David Alson, MD, FACR Richard A Barth, MD, FACR Melissa Lee Chen, MD
Wui Kheong Chong, MD Stamatia V Destounis, MD, FACR Catherine J Everett, MD, MBA, FACR
Benjamin Lewis Franc, MD Lauren Parks Golding, MD James H Goodwin, MS
Daniel Gene Gridley, MD James F Gruden, MD Joshua A Hirsch, MD, FACR
Richard Scott Hudes, MD, FACR Christie James Theodore C Larson III, MD
Elaine Renee Lewis, MD, FACR Raymond W Liu, MD Najeeb Mohideen, MD, FACR
Andrew Kent Moriarity, MD Melody Mulaik Gregory Neal Nicola, MD, FACR
Jennifer Reckleff, Ph.D Kurt A Schoppe, MD Norman B Thomson III, MD, MBA, FACR
Raymond King Tu, MD, FACR Robert K Zeman, MD, FACR

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

Committees/Networks


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 - Catherine J. Everett, MD, MBA, 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 - Gregory N. Nicola, MD, FACR, Chair
Economics Committee on Medical Physics - James H. Goodwin, MS, 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 - Robert G. Berkenblit, MD, FACR, Chair
Economics Committee on Pediatric Radiology - Richard Barth, MD, FACR, Chair
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 - Richard Hudes, MD, FACR, Chair
Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) Network--Radiology - Robert Zeman MD, FACR, Chair
Medicaid Network - Raymond Tu MD, FACR, Chair
Payer Relations Network - Robert G. Berkenblit, MD, FACR, Chair

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