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Quality and Safety eNews June 2019

ACR 2019: Update on Practice Parameters and Technical Standards
Three Steps to Achieve Evidence-Based Thyroid Reporting: TI-RADS Q&A With Peter A. Rosella, MD, MRMD
MQSA Proposed Rule Changes
TRIAD Eases Electronic Submission of Images for Accreditation
Field Review: 2020 Draft ACR Practice Parameters & Technical Standards
NRDR Update: New Modules, New Topics, New Leaders
Clinical Accreditation Reviewers Needed for Nuclear Medicine and PET
Transforming the Patient Experience
Meet the New Amis Fellows for Quality and Safety

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Quality and Safety eNews March 2019

Implementing CDS: A Q&A With Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA
What Radiologists Need to Know About the 2019 Quality Payment Program
R-SCAN Value Add: Participants Gain 20 PI-CME Credits

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Quality and Safety eNews December 2018

10th ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety
ACR Debuts New CDS Registry
Volunteers Needed: Help Us Test New Quality Measures
Joint Commission Updates on Fluoroscopy
Key Takeaways for 2019 Quality Payment Program
Next-Generation Lung Cancer Screening
LCS Q&A With Debra S. Dyer, MD, FACR

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Quality and Safety eNews September 2018

Q&A With Jason N. Itri, MD, PhD
QCDR Deadlines Approaching for 2018 MIPS Participation
Registry Participation Is Now Required for Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation
CMS Moves Forward With AUC/CDS Deadline
Improve Your Mammography Performance
NEMA XR-29 Update: ACR Standard Verification Process and New FAQ
Meet the New Amis Fellows for Quality and Safety
New ACR Accreditation Campaign Showcases Patient Stories
How to Prepare for Your Accreditation Site Survey
Capitalize on New Opportunities at the ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety
R-SCAN Educational Materials for Rads to Share With Referrers

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Inside Quality and Safety — June 2018

ACR 2018: Update on Practice Parameters and Technical Standards
ACR Now Approved to Accredit DBT Units
Q&A With Matthew S. Davenport, MD
TRIAD Eases Electronic Submission of Images for Accreditation
Ultrasound Accreditation Program Updates
Clinical Decision Support Tool Includes ACR Select
Changes Within Our Q&S Team
Recognizing a Long-Time Leader in Quality and Safety
Welcoming a New Senior Advisor for Medical Physics
Three Ways to Generate R-SCAN Appropriateness Reports

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Inside Quality and Safety — March 2018

ACR Proposes 2018 Diagnostic Imaging Quality Measures Set
10 Years of Advancing Quality Improvement
DBT Accreditation Announcement
R-SCAN Hits Major Milestones Two Years After Launch
2018 Quality Measures: Q&A With David J. Seidenwurm, MD, FACR
NRDR Approved as QCDR for 2018
New, Improved TRIAD Streamlines Web-Based Image Submission
New Vehicle for Feedback on ACR Appropriateness Criteria
New Practice Parameters and Technical Standards
URGENT: Accreditation Reviewers Needed for CT

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Inside Quality and Safety — December 2017

CMS Moves Forward With AUC Mandate in 2018 MPFS Final Rule
What’s New in R-SCAN
Peer Learning Focus at the ACR 2017 Conference on Quality and Safety
Incidental Findings: Q&A With Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH
Quality Payment Program: Implementation in 2018 and Beyond

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Inside Quality and Safety — September 2017

EQUIP: Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program
New and Improved Version of TRIAD Streamlines Web-Based Image Submission
New Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual and Phantom for Accreditation
Keeping Up With Change in Breast Imaging
Quality Payment Program: Expansion and Flexibility
New Manual Helps Practices Stay Up-to-Date With CT Quality Control

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Recent News

Three Steps to Achieve Evidence-Based Thyroid Reporting: TI-RADS Q&A With Peter A. Rosella, MD, MRMD

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Transforming the Patient Experience

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Meet the New Amis Fellows for Quality and Safety

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ACR 2019: Update on Practice Parameters and Technical Standards

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Clinical Accreditation Reviewers Needed for Nuclear Medicine and PET

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MQSA Proposed Rule Changes

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TRIAD Eases Electronic Submission of Images for Accreditation

Read More

Field Review: 2020 Draft ACR Practice Parameters & Technical Standards

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NRDR Update: New Modules, New Topics, New Leaders

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Implementing CDS: A Q&A With Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA

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R-SCAN Value Add: Participants Gain 20 PI-CME Credits

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What Radiologists Need to Know About the 2019 Quality Payment Program

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Get the Latest ACR Quality and Safety News

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Joint Commission Updates on Fluoroscopy

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Volunteers Needed: Help Us Test New Quality Measures

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Key Takeaways for 2019 Quality Payment Program

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ACR Debuts New CDS Registry

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Next-Generation Lung Cancer Screening

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LCS Q&A With Debra S. Dyer, MD, FACR

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10th ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety

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Q&A With Jason N. Itri, MD, PhD

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R-SCAN Educational Materials for Rads to Share With Referrers

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Capitalize on New Opportunities at the ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety

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CMS Moves Forward With AUC/CDS Deadline

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NEMA XR-29 Update: ACR Standard Verification Process and New FAQ

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Meet the New Amis Fellows for Quality and Safety

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How to Prepare for Your Accreditation Site Survey

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Improve Your Mammography Performance

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Registry Participation Is Now Required for Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

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New ACR Accreditation Campaign Showcases Patient Stories

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QCDR Deadlines Approaching for 2018 MIPS Participation

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ACR Now Approved to Accredit DBT Units

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TRIAD Eases Electronic Submission of Images for Accreditation

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Q&A With Matthew S. Davenport, MD

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Changes Within Our Q&S Team

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Welcoming a New Senior Advisor for Medical Physics

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Clinical Decision Support Tool Includes ACR Select

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ACR 2018: Update on Practice Parameters and Technical Standards

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Three Ways to Generate R-SCAN Appropriateness Reports

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Recognizing a Long-Time Leader in Quality and Safety

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A Perfect Fit

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FDA Approves ACR to Accredit FDA-approved DBT Units

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URGENT: Accreditation Reviewers Needed for CT

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New Vehicle for Feedback on ACR Appropriateness Criteria

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New Practice Parameters and Technical Standards

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2018 Quality Measures: Q&A With David J. Seidenwurm, MD, FACR

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New, Improved TRIAD Streamlines Web-Based Image Submission

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R-SCAN Hits Major Milestones Two Years After Launch

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DBT Accreditation Announcement

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ACR Proposes 2018 Diagnostic Imaging Quality Measures Set

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10 Years of Advancing Quality Improvement

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NRDR Approved as QCDR for 2018

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ACR Seeks Comments on Diagnostic Imaging 2018 Quality Measure Set

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Radiologist Nicola Part of Team Selected as ACEP Choosing Wisely Champions

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AAPM Releases Adult CT Colonography Protocols

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), through its Alliance for Quality Computed Tomography, has posted adult CT colonography protocols.
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FDA Requires New Warning and Safety Measures for Gadolinium MRI Contrast

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring a new class warning and other safety measures for all gadolinium-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging.
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Quality Payment Program: Implementation in 2018 and Beyond

The final rule includes policies designed to provide clinicians with a smoother transition to the QPP, including reducing the burden on small and rural practices and introducing the ability of radiologists and other clinicians to create virtual groups. It also provides additional detail on clinician participation in APMs.
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CMS Moves Forward With AUC Mandate in 2018 MPFS Final Rule

CMS recognized the importance of appropriate use criteria for diagnostic imaging by physicians who order and furnish the services as a qualifying high-weighted improvement activity.
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What’s New in R-SCAN

Don’t wait! Here are three easy steps to get your R-SCAN™ project moving in 2018.
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Incidental Findings: Q&A With Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH

Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH — Chair of the Committee on Incidental Findings — shares her insights about the impact that incidental findings white papers can have on quality and safety for patients.
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Peer Learning Focus at the ACR 2017 Conference on Quality and Safety

The importance of demonstrating and expanding value as radiologists was the central theme of the ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety, held in Boston Oct. 13–14, 2017.
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EQUIP: Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program

The ACR has also updated the 2016 ACR Digital Mammography QC Manual Resources to show how using the Optional - Radiologist Image Quality Feedback form can help meet part of the EQUIP requirements.
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New and Improved Version of TRIAD Streamlines Web-Based Image Submission

In late 2017, the ACR will unveil an enhanced version of TRIAD for web-based submission of images
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Keeping Up With Change in Breast Imaging

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New Manual Helps Practices Stay Up-to-Date With CT Quality Control

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New Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual and Phantom for Accreditation

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Quality Payment Program: Expansion and Flexibility

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