The 35th Economics of Diagnostic Imaging 2021: National Symposium

10/29/21 - 10/31/21
Ritz Carlton Pentagon City | Arlington, VA

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 17.75

Category A CE Credits:

All registrants have access to review the webcast for six months post meeting.ECO21 ECOW21

Each meeting registrant must have, and be registered under their own account, in order to obtain credit.

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About the Meeting
For three and half decades, Economics of Diagnostic Imaging has been the premier venue in the US for helping radiologists learn to succeed as the landscape for health care changes. 2020 was an unprecedented year for us and 2021 will see new challenges to our practices and departments. Our reimbursement from CMS was cut at the end of 2020 and while there was some last-minute mitigation that may prove temporary. The full impact of the Federal election of 2020 is still being worked out, but with one party in control of the White House and both the Senate and House of Representatives, significant changes are coming. On the private side, COVID caused a slight lull in the corporatization of radiology but 2021 and 2022 will likely see strong mergers and acquisitions activity in healthcare with further consolidation along the dimensions of hospitals networks, radiology practices and payer entities. In parallel, we are witnessing substantial progress in AI and other technical innovations that will revolutionize health care, with radiology being one of the hot zones for implementation.

This is the premier US meeting for participants to learn from leading experts and from each other about cutting-edge issues that face radiology and more importantly to build solutions that will allow us to succeed in the face of these challenges.

Target Audience
This CME activity is primarily designed to educate radiologists, 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:
  • Understand current and anticipated Federal regulatory changes for diagnostic imaging.
  • Prepare for Federal impacts on radiology from changes in reimbursement.
  • Analyze the current waves of corporatization, consolidation and M and A activity in healthcare and their impacts on our practices.
  • Anticipate the impact of innovations and of disruptive technologies especially AI on your practice and learn to be the disruptor rather than the disrupted.
  • Develop novel forms of value in your practice or department.
  • Benchmark your practice against other leading practices on multiple metrics.
  • Receive DC insider executive briefings on political changes, coding changes and quality metrics.
  • Diagnose burnout and learn how to prevent and treat it in yourself and your colleagues.
  • Examine the ins and outs of selling 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.

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 (813) 806-1000.

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.

Cancellations
Cancellations must be received in writing by sending an e-mail to cancel@edusymp.com. There is a $50 processing fee applied to all cancellations. Cancellations made in writing prior to October 1, 2021 will be issued a refund for the amount of tuition paid less the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after October 1, 2021.

Registration Information
Tuition for live conference includes all course materials, an electronic color course syllabus (printed color syllabus available for $95, advanced purchase only), daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. Early registration is strongly suggested. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after October 20, 2021. 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 an electronic color course syllabus via email. If you have any questions or issues logging into the meeting we will have support personnel available at (813) 806-1000. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after October 20, 2021.

Accreditation Statement
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 17.25 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, MPA
Senior Director of Political Affairs
American College of Radiology
Washington, DC


Paul J. Chang, M.D.
Professor and Vice-Chairman, Radiology Informatics
University of Chicago School of Medicine
Medical Director, Enterprise Imaging
Medical Director, SOA Infrastructure
University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL


James Y. Chen, M.D.
Associate Professor
Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA


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


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


Howard B. Fleishon, M.D., FACR, MMM
Associate Professor
Emory Department of Radiology and Imaging Services
Chair, ACR Board of Chancellors, 2020
Atlanta, GA


Frank J. Lexa, M.D., MBA, FACR
Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
Department of Radiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Chief Medical Officer
The Radiology Leadership Institute
Chair of the Commission on Leadership and Practice Development
American College of Radiology


Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., FACR
Honorary Adjunct Clinical Professor
University of Florida and University of South Florida Colleges of Medicine
Tampa, FL


Barbara F. Rubel, MBA, FRBMA
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Client Services
MSN Healthcare Solutions
Past President, RBMA
Past President, Georgia Radiology Business
Management Association
Immediate Past President, FRBMA
Member, Healthcare Business Management Association
Green Cove Springs, FL


Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva, III, M.D., FACR, FSIR, RCC
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
Medical Director of Radiology
Methodist Texsan Hospital
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX
AMA RUC Chair and also AMA DMPAG Chair


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021
7:00–8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
8:00–8:40 Private Equity, Oligopoly, Corporatization and the Future of US Radiology
  Frank J. Lexa, M.D., MBA, FACR
   
8:40–9:20 The Radiology Workforce in Evolution
  Richard Duszak, M.D., FACR, FSIR, FRBMA
   
9:20–10:00 Socioeconomic Indicators for Radiology: How Does Your Practice Compare Part 1 
  Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., FACR
   
10:00–10:15 Coffee Break
   
10:15–10:45 Socioeconomic Indicators for Radiology: How Does Your Practice Compare Part 2
  Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., FACR
   
   
SAM Session  
10:45–11:15 The Hottest Economic Topics in Radiology
  Barbara F. Rubel, MBA, FRBMA
   
11:15–11:45 Current Issues in Radiology
  Howard B. Fleishon, M.D., FACR, MMM
   
   
11:45–12:00 PM Question & Answer Session
  Faculty 
   
12:00–1:00 Lunch
   
1:00–1:30 The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and its Impact on Radiology in 2022
  Barbara F. Rubel, MBA, FRBMA
   
1:30–2:00 Work-Work Imbalance: wRVUS and the Long Term Value of Radiology
  Frank J. Lexa, M.D., MBA, FACR
   
2:00–2:30 Radiology Malpractice: Separating Fact from Fiction
  Richard Duszak, M.D., FACR, FSIR, FRBMA
   
2:30–3:00 Practice Models in Radiology
  Howard B. Fleishon, M.D., FACR, MMM
   
3:00–3:30 The Quality Payment Programs in 2022
  Barbara F. Rubel, MBA, FRBMA
   
3:30–3:45 Question & Answer Session
  Faculty 
   
3:45 End of Session
   
   
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021
7:30–8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
8:00–8:40 The Expert Witness: Friend, Foe, or You?
  Richard Duszak, MD., FACR, FRBMA
   
8:40–9:20 Decision Points in Payment Policy: The Past Informing the Future
  Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva, III, M.D., FACR, FSIR, RCC
   
9:20–10:00 Imaging’s Emerging Price Transparency Imperative
  Richard Duszak, M.D., FACR, FSIR, FRBMA
   
10:00–10:15 Coffee Break
   
10:15–10:45 AI Culture Change
  Howard B. Fleishon, M.D., FACR, MMM
   
10:45–11:15 Pathways from Innovation to Patient Care 
  Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva, III, M.D., FACR, FSIR, RCC
   
11:15–11:45 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: A “Gentle” Introduction 
  Paul J. Chang, M.D.
   
11:45–12:00 PM Question & Answer Session
  Faculty 
   
12:00–1:00 Lunch
   
1:00–1:30 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: A Reality Check
  Paul J. Chang, M.D.
   
1:30–2:00 The Rapid Growth of Telemedicine and Digital Technology During COVID-19: Implications for Radiology
  Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva, III, M.D., FACR, FSIR, RCC
   
2:00–2:30 Mergers, Affiliations, Aggregations: Alternatives to Corporatization 
  Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., FACR
   
2:30–3:00 Selling Your Practice: The Deals, They are Evolving, So Know What You’re Getting Into
  W. Kenneth Davis, Jr., J.D.
   
3:00–3:30 The Academic Medical Center Bought My Community Hospital: What’s Next for My Radiology Practice?
  Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., FACR
   
3:30–3:45 Question & Answer Session
  Faculty 
   
3:45 End of Session
   
   
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021
7:30–8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
8:00–8:40 Re-Engineering Radiology in the New World of AI, Radiomics, and Precision Medicine: Return of the Doctor's Doctor?
  Paul J. Chang, M.D.
   
8:40–9:20 An Agnostic’s Thoughts on Practice Sales After the Pandemic
  W. Kenneth Davis, Jr., J.D.
   
9:20–10:00 Detecting and Measuring Burnout - Can Data-Mining Replace Surveys?
  James Y. Chen, M.D.
   
10:00–10:15 Coffee Break
   
10:15–10:45 Strategic Success (and Failure) - Priorities for Radiologists, Their Groups/Departments and the Profession
  Frank J. Lexa, M.D., MBA, FACR
   
10:45–11:30 Burnout Prevention and Mitigation Focusing on the LSE Method
  James Y. Chen, M.D.
   
11:30–12:10 PM Update from Capitol Hill or How Policies in DC are Impacting Radiology
  Ted Burnes, MPA
   
12:10–12:30 Question and Answer and Wrap Up
  Faculty
   
12:30 End of Course