Inside Quality and Safety — December 2017

News Issue

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

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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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Incidental Findings: Q&A With Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH

In this Spotlight, we talk with Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH, Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment, about how to improve quality of care with ACR incidental findings white papers.
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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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