32nd Annual Economics of Diagnostic Imaging 2017: National Symposium

10/26/17 - 10/29/17
The Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City | Arlington, VA

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 21.5

Category A CE Credits:

ABOUT THE MEETING
In 2017, radiology in the US is facing great changes on several fronts and yet there is also great uncertainty. There is a lack of clarity about what the new government will do with the health reform process. Some items, such as MACRA and MIPS, will continue to move forward. Others will likely be repealed and/or replaced and there will be surprises from many levels of government. On the private side, there has been continued pressure on the practice of radiology as insurers, hospitals and other entities try to consolidate into larger entities and change their relationships with imaging. In the domain of advanced technology, after years of false starts, Watson and other advanced technologies now are reaching the point of being able to be deployed into the clinical setting for detection and diagnosis.

This meeting will discuss not only the challenges but also suggest potential solutions for radiologists and their groups. This program will go further and also discuss methods for attendees to begin implementation when they return home.

We are combining both experienced and new faculty to provide insightful and leading edge content focusing on critical issues and developing novel solutions. Attendees will take home practical action items that they can quickly incorporate into their practices.

*First 10 Active Duty Military Personnel FREE
*Includes a comprehensive color electronic course syllabus.

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About The Meeting
In 2017, radiology in the US is facing great changes on several fronts and yet there is also great uncertainty. There is a lack of clarity about what the new government will do with the health reform process. Some items, such as MACRA and MIPS, will continue to move forward. Others will likely be repealed and/or replaced and there will be surprises from many levels of government. On the private side, there has been continued pressure on the practice of radiology as insurers, hospitals and other entities try to consolidate into larger entities and change their relationships with imaging. In the domain of advanced technology, after years of false starts, Watson and other advanced technologies now are reaching the point of being able to be deployed into the clinical setting for detection and diagnosis.

This meeting will discuss not only the challenges but also suggest potential solutions for radiologists and their groups. This program will go further and also discuss methods for attendees to begin implementation when they return home.

We are combining both experienced and new faculty to provide insightful and leading edge content focusing on critical issues and developing novel solutions. Attendees will take home practical action items that they can quickly incorporate into their practices
Target Audience
This CME activity is primarily intended and designed to educate diagnostic imaging physicians, radiology business management executives, hospital CEOs, CFOs, board members and other key hospital administrators as well as technical directors of radiology departments, reimbursement experts, corporate executives, attorneys and sophisticated health care investors.
Educational Objectives
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
  • Prepare robust implementation plans for MACRA/MIPS.
  • Understand the promise, the threats and the myths of incorporating AI, Big Data and 3D printing into your clinical work.
  • Benchmark your practice against other leading practices on multiple metrics.
  • Receive insider briefings on political changes, coding changes and quality metrics.
  • Understand how communication, resilience and leadership can further your career.
  • Examine the ins and outs of going through group mergers and of being sold to a hospital or corporation.
  • Receive insider briefings on how the ACR’s advocacy group, economics commission and the Neiman Policy Institute can help you and your practice.
  • Prepare for the next waves of change in the academic and private sectors.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

Course Organization
This program is planned and organized by Educational Symposia, a leader in continuing medical education since 1975.
Acknowledgement
Educational Symposia appreciates our corporate supporters and exhibitors. A list of industry supporters will be provided and acknowledged at the meeting.

Registration Information
Tuition for live conference includes all course materials, including a comprehensive electronic course syllabus (printed color syllabus available for $95), daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. Early registration is strongly suggested. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after October 17, 2017. Minimum and maximum attendance levels have been established for this meeting. If your registration cannot be accepted, you will be issued a full tuition refund.


Tuition for live webcast includes participation for one registrant. Each registrant must sign-in on a separate computer to receive credit. Prior to the meeting we will send you further information about the log in process. We will also send you a comprehensive color electronic course syllabus via email. If you have any questions or problems logging into the meeting we will have support personnel available at (800) 338-5901. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after October 17, 2017.

Please note: A minimum number of registrants is required to live webcast this course. If the minimum number is not met by September 29, 2017 the live webcast activity may be cancelled and a full refund issued.
Cancellations
Cancellations must be received in writing. A $50 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations. Refunds requested in writing prior to September 29, 2017 will be issued for the amount of tuition paid less the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after that date.
Disclaimer
Educational Symposia (ESI) as planner and presenter of this meeting, and Professional Travel as the official travel agency for this meeting, claim no liability for the acts of any suppliers or the safety of any attendees while in transit to, from, or during this event or any optional activities. The total amount of liability, if any, for the meeting organizer is limited to a refund of the registration fee, and Professional Travel's responsibility is limited to that of an agent.
Special Note for the Disabled
Educational Symposia wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact our office at (800) 338-5901 or (813) 806-1000.

Scientific Sponsor
Educational Symposia
Meeting Accreditation
Physicians: Educational Symposia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Educational Symposia designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs): Educational Symposia has been granted Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). This allows Educational Symposia to develop and implement SAMs that satisfy ABR Part II MOC requirements.
Ted Burnes
Director, RADPAC & Political Education
American College of Radiology
Washington, DC

W. Kenneth Davis, Jr., Esquire
Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chicago, IL

Richard Duszak, M.D., FACR, FRBMA
Professor and Vice Chair for Health Policy and 
   Practice
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Stephen Ferrara, M.D., FSIR
Captain (ret), United States Navy
Chief of Interventional Radiology
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Radiology and Radiological
   Sciences
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

David P. Fessell, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

C. Matthew Hawkins, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director - Pediatric Interventional Radiology
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Campus
Atlanta, GA

Frank J. Lexa, M.D., MBA, FACR
Project Faculty, Spain and East Asia Regional Manager, the Global
Consulting Practicum &
Adjunct Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, The University
 of Pennsylvania
 Chief Medical Officer, The Radiology Leadership Institute and Chair
of the Practice Leaders Commission of the American College of
Radiology
Philadelphia, PA

Geraldine McGinty, M.D., MBA, FACR
Dept of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine
Chair, ACR Commission on Economics
New York, NY

Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., FACR
CEO & President
Imaging Consultants, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Clinical Professor of Radiology
University of Florida and University of South Florida
   Colleges of Medicine

Barbara F. Rubel, MBA, FRBMA
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Client Services
MSN Healthcare Solutions
Past President, RBMA
Past President, Georgia Radiology Business
Management Association
President-Elect, Florida RBMA
Member, Healthcare Business Management
   Association
Columbus, GA

Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., FACR, FSIIM
Chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
VA Maryland Health Care System
Vice Chairman Information Systems
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Adjunct Professor Computer Science
University of Maryland Baltimore Country
Adjunct Professor
Biomedical Engineering University of Maryland College
   Park
Baltimore, MD

Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva III, M.D., FACR, FSIR, RCC
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
Director of Interventional Radiology
South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX
Thursday, October 26, 2017
   
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
8:00 – 8:30 Transformation or Destruction: Key Drivers of Economic, Political and Technologic Change in Radiology
Frank J. Lexa, M.D., MBA, FACR
   
8:30 – 9:15 Socio-Economic Indicators in Radiology: How Does Your Practice Compare? Part 1
Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., FACR
   
9:15 – 10:00 When Will You Be Replaced By a Computer? The Hype, Reality, and Future of Machine Learning in Radiology
Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., FACR, FSIIM
   
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:15 – 10:45 Coding and Reimbursement in Radiology: New Factors Influencing the Code Development Process
C. Matthew Hawkins, M.D.
   
10:45 – 11:15 Socio-Economic Indicators in Radiology: How Does Your Practice Compare? Part 2
Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., FACR
   
11:15 – 11:45 The Inextricable Linkage Between Informatics and Quality Improvement
C. Matthew Hawkins, M.D.
   
11:45 – 12:00 PM Question & Answer Session
Faculty
   
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch On Your Own
   
1:00 – 1:30 Hot Topics for Radiology in 2018
Barbara F. Rubel, MBA, FRBMA
   
1:30 – 2:00 Communicate for Success
David P. Fessell, M.D.
   
2:00 – 2:30 Wal-Mart Health and Implications for Imaging
C. Matthew Hawkins, M.D.
   
2:30 – 3:00 Besides Being a Good Radiology Group, Are We Doing Everything We Can Be Doing?
W. Kenneth Davis, Jr., Esquire
   
3:00 – 3:30 3D Printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Their Potential Impact on Diagnostic Imaging
Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., FACR, FSIIM
   
3:30 – 3:45 Question & Answer Session
Faculty
   
3:45 End of Session
   
Friday, October 27, 2017
   
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
8:00 – 8:40 Thinking Outside the Box: Big Ideas for Your Practice and for the Specialty
Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., FACR
   
SAM SESSION
8:40 – 9:20 Advanced Practice Providers and their Impact on Radiology
C. Matthew Hawkins, M.D.
   
9:20 – 10:00 What Big Data Really Means to Radiology
Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., FACR, FSIIM
   
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:15 – 10:45 The Resilient Radiologist
David P. Fessell, M.D.
   
10:45 – 11:15 Mergers and Acquistions in Radiology-Reports From the Frontlines of National Companies and Private Equity Firms
W. Kenneth Davis, Jr., Esquire
   
11:15 – 11:45 The Fallout of the Federal Election and its Effect on the ACR and the ACR Agenda for 2017
Ted Burnes
   
11:45 – 12:00 Question & Answer Session
Faculty
   
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch On Your Own
   
1:00 – 1:30 Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2018
Barbara F. Rubel, MBA, FRBMA
   
1:30 – 2:00 Thoughts from a "Premarital" Counselor on How to Have a Successful Marriage (Merger)
W. Kenneth Davis, Jr., Esquire
   
2:00 – 2:30 Culture Change: An Imperative for Survival
Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., FACR
   
2:30 – 3:00 Next Generation PACS
Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., FACR, FSIIM
   
3:00 – 3:30 Preparing Yourself to Lead
David P. Fessell, M.D.
   
3:30 – 3:45 Question & Answer Session
Faculty
   
3:45 End of Session
   
Saturday, October 28, 2017
   
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
8:00 – 8:30 MACRA
Geraldine  McGinty, M.D., MBA, FACR
   
8:30 – 9:15 Cost: The Little Understood but Quite Impactful Performance Category We Should All Understand
Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva III, M.D., FACR, FSIR, RCC
   
9:15 – 9:45 Clinical Decision Support
Geraldine McGinty, M.D., MBA, FACR
   
9:45 – 10:10 Patient Relationship Categories: The New Coding Paradigm Coming in 2018
Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva III, M.D., FACR, FSIR, RCC
   
10:10 – 10:25 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:25 – 10:55 Alternative Payment Models: We Are Probably Already in One and May Not Realize It
Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva III, M.D., FACR, FSIR, RCC
   
10:55 – 11:40 ACR Update
Geraldine McGinty, M.D., MBA, FACR
   
11:40 – 12:10 PM Telemedicine and Where Radiology Fits into this New Payment Landscape
Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva III, M.D., FACR, FSIR, RCC
   
12:10 – 12:30 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
12:30 End of Session
   
Sunday, October 29, 2017
   
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
8:00 – 8:40 Health Reform Update: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Stephen Ferrara, M.D., FSIR
   
8:40 – 9:20 Revisiting Physician Productivity in a Post-RVU World
Richard  Duszak, M.D., FACR, FRBMA
   
9:20 – 10:00 MARCA and Advanced Alternative Payment Models
Stephen Ferrara, M.D., FSIR
   
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:15 – 10:50 Radiology Fraud and Abuse: Lessons Learned from Over a Decade of Litigation Consulting
Richard Duszak, M.D., FACR, FRBMA
   
10:50 – 11:30 Health Care Policy in Congress: An Insider's View
Stephen Ferrara, M.D., FSIR
   
11:30 – 12:00 PM Evidence-Based Policy: The Intersection of Research and Advocacy
Richard Duszak, M.D., FACR, FRBMA
   
12:00 – 12:30 Question and Answer and Wrap Up
Faculty
   
12:30 End of Course
   
  Topics & faculty subject to change
Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City


About The Resort
While The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City features an updated look and amenities, it continues to celebrate the past in subtle ways. Traditional elegance is weaved throughout this luxury hotel in Arlington, VA, where beautiful artwork is displayed honoring the Nation’s service members and leaders.

The area surrounding this luxury hotel is filled with historic sights and iconic attractions, from Washington, DC’s monuments and museums to impressive shopping at Arlington, VA’s Fashion Centre.

Exploration is easy, with the Pentagon City Metro located just outside the luxury hotel and only two stops from downtown DC and Reagan Washington National Airport

Luxury guest rooms feature sophisticated décor, 24-hour in-room dining and Italian marble baths, while Club Level accommodations offer an elevated experience, with access to the exclusive Club Lounge.

How to Get There
Fly directly to Ronald Reagan International Airport, located just 11 minutes southeast from the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Daily non-stop flights are available to Pentagon City for major national and international carriers.

Hotel Cut-Off Date: September 25, 2017
Group Rates 3 Days Prior/Post - Space Available Basis

SPACE IS LIMITED - RESERVE TODAY: Call Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City Reservations at: (800)241-3333 and identify yourself as a registrant of "32nd Annual Economics of Diagnostic Imaging" or book online here and use group code "EDOEDOA". Call Professional Travel at 800-237-7230 for further assistance.

Group Room Rates:
Start At $299.00/nt. (Single/Double Occupancy)
There will be an additional charge of $20 per day for each additional person
over age 18 and/or over two people in a guest room.

Room Preferences:
King Bed/Two Double Beds

Hotel Tax: 13%

Service Charges: Baggage Handling charge of $10.00, per person in and out. Room Attendant fee of $5.00 per day, per room. Valet Parking is $39.00 overnight, $19.00 daily. Smoking fee of $250 per room.

Deposit Policy: All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Cancellation Policy: Guests who confirm reservations with a credit card will have until 6:00 pm on the day before arrival in which to cancel a reservation without penalty. Any guest that cancels a reservation after such time will have a charge of one night's room and tax applied to their account. Check in time is: 4:00 PM; Check out time is: 11:00 AM.

Hotel:
1250 South Hayes St.
Arlington, Virginia 22202

PH: (703)415-5000