Health Care Economics Milestones

A Solution for Your Health Care Economics Curriculum
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September 3, 2018 - March 29, 2019
The RLI Health Care Economics Milestones (HCEM) Program provides a unique, interactive experience for residents to gain knowledge of radiology health care economics and at the same time, satisfies the ACGME systems-based practice competency requirement.

Developed by the Radiology Leadership Institute, health care economics experts, and residency program directors, the HCEM program delivers nationally recognized experts and seasoned practitioners to provide residents with a state-of-the-art, modern educational experience. Leveraging current educational techniques, the HCEM program aims to deepen residents’ knowledge of a rapidly changing radiology health care landscape.

Key Features

  • Turn-key for program directors
  • Designed to satisfy the ACCGME systems-based practice competency
  • Carefully planned to work with busy resident schedules
  • Blended and Interactive program design optimizes learning experience

A Unique, Engaging Program


The HCEM Program focuses on collaborative and active learning. It is at the forefront of our design.

The specific curriculum was developed to take residents’ learning experience beyond basic and passive learning of reading articles and watching recorded lectures. Instead, it utilizes such activities to introduce residents to the general concepts to prepare them for greater participation and the experiential learning components of the program.

This interactivity promotes a deeper learning and a more comprehensive understanding of the key health care economics concepts. Residents are better prepared to effectively apply what they learn as they move forward in their careers.

Schedule at a Glance


The timeline and schedule were developed with residents' busy schedules in mind. While each block spans two months, each resident can anticipate spending 5-6 hours of his or her time on completing the necessary work for each block.

Taking place over the course of seven months, the program is divided into five blocks to address the five milestones.

Milestone 2: States relative cost of common procedures

Block

Dates

Milestone

Faculty

A Sept 2 – Oct 13, 2018 Milestone 1: Describes the mechanisms for reimbursement, including types of payers Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR
B Oct 7 – Nov 17, 2018 Milestone 2: States relative cost of common procedures Ezequiel “Zeke” Silva,III, MD, FACR
C Dec 2, 2018 – Jan 19, 2019 Milestone 3: Describes the technical and professional components of imaging costs Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA, FACR
D Jan 13 – Feb 23, 2019 Milestone 4: Describes measurements of productivity (e.g., RVU’s) William Mehan Jr. MD, MBA
E Feb 17 – March 30, 2019 Milestone 5: Describes the radiology revenue cycle William Thorwarth Jr. MD, FACR

How the Program Works


The program is organized into five blocks to address the five milestones. During each block, residents will go through a heavily interactive and engaging educational experience to ensure deep learning and comprehensive understanding of the topics and their practical application in today’s radiology reality.

  1. Pre/Self-Directed Learning Residents are introduced to the milestone topic through a series of self-paced activities such as videos, articles and related content to be studied on her or his own schedule.
  2. Local Activity and Small Group Learning Building on the pre-learning, residents work together at their home institution to participate in a local activity and small group discussions led by local faculty who help the residents gain a deeper understanding of the topic and its application in today’s health care market. Residents from each program then prepare a deliverable based on the information and data gathered during the activity.
  3. Cross-Institutional Live Group Webinars Residents present their deliverable in a cross-institutional webinar with 4-5 other programs. Facilitated by an RLI subject matter expert, an in-depth discussion follows to ensure that residents both know about the topic as well as understand its implementations in practice.
  4. Assessments Assessments will be done at the end of each milestone block to measure competency and participation of each resident in order to provide the maximum value to each program that participates.

The learning process of each block is repeated during each of the five milestones

Program Chair: Harp Bedi, MD
Milestone 1: Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR
Milestone 2: Ezequiel “Zeke” Silva, III, MD, FACR
Milestone 3: Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA, FACR
Milestone 4: William Mehan Jr., MD, MBA
Milestone 5: William Thorwarth Jr., MD, FACR
 

While the majority of this program is done online or facilitated by RLI faculty, we do ask each institution to identify someone to serve as a local faculty. This local faculty will help facilitate the local activity and discussion associated with each block. RLI faculty will provide a comprehensive guide to the local faculty in order to provide questions and helpful information as to what needs to be addressed for each local component.

The price for this program is $200 per resident with a minimum of four residents per program. The ACR is committed to offering top-quality yet affordable training to residents and is supporting this program to help ensure the next generation of radiologists are prepared to enter the field of radiology.

The program is limited to the first 20 programs, and spots usually fill up very fast. To secure your program’s spot, contact RLI at rli@acr.org or call 703-262-9307.