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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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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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10th ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety

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

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New ACR Accreditation Campaign Showcases Patient Stories

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Improve Your Mammography Performance

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

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QCDR Deadlines Approaching for 2018 MIPS Participation

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Registry Participation Is Now Required for Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

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How to Prepare for Your Accreditation Site Survey

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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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CMS Moves Forward With AUC/CDS Deadline

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

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R-SCAN Educational Materials for Rads to Share With Referrers

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Clinical Decision Support Tool Includes ACR Select

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ACR Now Approved to Accredit DBT Units

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Recognizing a Long-Time Leader in Quality and Safety

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Welcoming a New Senior Advisor for Medical Physics

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TRIAD Eases Electronic Submission of Images for Accreditation

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Three Ways to Generate R-SCAN Appropriateness Reports

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Changes Within Our Q&S Team

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ACR 2018: Update on Practice Parameters and Technical Standards

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Q&A With Matthew S. Davenport, MD

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A Perfect Fit

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FDA Approves ACR to Accredit FDA-approved DBT Units

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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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URGENT: Accreditation Reviewers Needed for CT

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10 Years of Advancing Quality Improvement

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R-SCAN Hits Major Milestones Two Years After Launch

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DBT Accreditation Announcement

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

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ACR Proposes 2018 Diagnostic Imaging Quality Measures Set

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NRDR Approved as QCDR for 2018

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New, Improved TRIAD Streamlines Web-Based Image Submission

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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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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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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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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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