Power Hour Webinar

January 2022 ACR-RBMA Practice Leaders Forum KeynoteDecision Points in Payment Policy: The Past Informing the Future

Faculty: Ezequiel “Zeke” Silva III, MD, FACR, FSIR, FRBMA, RCC

Looking back – We’ll explore regulatory history and how past policy decisions have impacted our profession. Looking ahead – we’ll discuss how to tackle present-day challenges, including payment policies, with an eye on future consequences.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the history of regulatory oversight in the United States
  • Provide examples of past policy decisions which have had favorable, unfavorable and/or unexpected downstream effects on our profession
  • Establish an approach to tackling present day challenges with an eye on short-, mid- and long-term consequences of our actions
  • Relate these concepts to approaches to evaluate evolving payment policy around innovation

Recorded Webinar

*Correction note - In the recording, Drs. Calhoun and Scruggs are referred to as "James" however their first names are actually both "Joe

Faculty Bios


Ezequiel “Zeke” Silva III, MD, FACR, FSIR, FRBMA, RCC

Dr. Silva serves as Chair of the AMA RVS Update Committee, also known as the RUC, and is the immediate Past Chair of the ACR Commission on Economics and the AMA Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group. He is the Medical Director of Radiology at the Methodist Texsan Hospital and a member of the Board of Directors for the South Texas Radiology Group in San Antonio, TX. He is an Adjunct Professor of Radiology at UT Health-San Antonio.