The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation's Operation: Education program was held on October 29, 2014.
The Department of Safety and Professional Services recently submitted a scope statement to the Governor requesting permission to update MED 1, which dictates the licensure requirements to practice medicine and surgery in Wisconsin, to reflect changes implemented by legislation related to the licensing exam passed during the 2013 session.
The Republican Doctors Caucus is urging Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to prioritize a permanent "doc fix" before the end of the year.
The ACR 2014 Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference (AMCLC) met from April 26-30, 2014 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington DC. This is a synopsis of the meeting.
Wisconsin successfully completed a major initiative to have the State Medicaid agen-cy accept point-of-service decision support as an alternative to the Radiology Benefit Management (RBM) preauthorization process administered through MedSolu-tions. Beginning May 1, 2013, health systems, groups, and individual providers that order CT and MR imaging services and have implemented advanced imaging deci-sion support tools may request an exemption from the prior authorization require-ments for these services. This initiative was a multi-year collaborative effort be-tween the Wisconsin Medical Societ…
The Wisconsin Radiological Society is pleased to announce that The Wisconsin State Department of Health Services has enacted a Gold Card, Alternative Pathway for the approval of CT and MRI studies for Forwardhealth programs: Medicaid, Badgercare, Badgercare Plus, Seniorcare and Wisconsin Chronic Disease Program patients. These patients will no longer require prior authorization through DHS's radiology benefit manager, Medsolutions, if the ordering institution uses an approved decision support system. The current known products are: ACR Select, and Medicalis. Health care institutions must pro…
The ACR 2013 Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference (AMCLC) met from May 4 – 8, 2013 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. This is a synopsis of the meeting.
During the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Radiological Society and Dr. Timothy T. Flaherty, FACR, presented the 2013 Flaherty Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Andrew B. Crummy, Jr., FACR. Dr. Crummy is the third recipient of this award, joining Dr. Timothy T. Flaherty, FACR, who was a resident of Dr. Crummy's, and Dr. James E. Youker, FACR.
The 87th ACR Annual Meeting took place in Washington, DC from April 21-25, 2012. The meeting tone was upbeat which was a refreshing change after several years of doom and gloom. The meeting includes the business or policymaking portion where representatives (the ACR Council) vote on matters of interest to the profession. The Council, represented by 339 chapter or subspecialty society elected members, debates issues as a deliberative body much like the House of Representatives. The ACR Council considers resolutions that establish ACR policies, changes to the ACR Bylaws and collaborative pra…
The purpose of the chapter shall be those of the American College of Radiology, hereinafter sometimes referred to as the "College"; advancing the science of radiology, improving radiologic service to patients and the medical community, and studying the economics of radiology; the encouragement of improved and continuing education for radiologists; and the establishment and maintenance of high medical and ethical standards in the practice of radiology.