Evidence Based Medicine Programming: Measuring the Quality of MIPS Quality Measurements-J. Arliss Pollock Memorial Lecture Audience Response (AR) Self Assessment Module (SAM) SAM

Adams Dudley, MD, MBA; David B. Hackney, MD, FACR; Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD; Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, MBA, FACR

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Date of Activity Release: November 27, 2017
Date of Activity Expiration: November 26, 2020

Target Audience:

The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2017 will focus on Discovery and Didactics featuring “What's New?” for neuroradiologists. It will focus on the role of neuroimaging in defining CNS disease mechanisms and how to best prepare for change, including “What's Next?” in training, teaching and leading the process of lifelong learning. The target audience will include practicing neuroradiologists, other radiologists charged with interpreting urgent CNS and head and neck studies, neuroscientists interested in the latest advances, clinical colleagues ordering CT and MRI in an emergency setting, and trainees. Dedicated topic areas include what's new in Head and Neck Techniques and Pediatric Neuroimaging, Metallic Artifact Reduction MR Sequences (MARS), Imaging Debate session on fMRI: Fact, Fiction and Future, Overnight Coverage Alternatives, Neuroimaging for Functional Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Treatment and Training, Wellness and Burnout in Practice and Training, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

About This Module:

This module is composed of four parts:
  • Quality Metrics - Validity, Outcomes and Evidence Adams Dudley, MD, MBA
  • Methodology of Metrics Review and Endorsement Criteria David B. Hackney, MD, FACR
  • Challenges of Evidence Based Performance Measurement: View from the C-Suite Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD
  • Payers Perspective on Performance Measurement and Quality Based Payment Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, MBA, FACR


Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

Part I: Methodology of Metrics Review and Endorsement Criteria

  1. Explain the process for evaluation National Quality Forum performance measures
  2. Define the criteria that make an item important to measure and report

Part II: Challenges of Evidence Based Performance Measurement: View from the C-Suite

  1. Review challenges of pay for performance.
  2. Increase participation in value based contracting.

Part III: Payers Perspective on Performance Measurement and Quality Based Payment

  1. Review the performance measures and quality based payments
  2. Discuss the “rationale of why private payers choose their performance measures.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

ASNR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Physician Participation:

Each physician will listen to each audio self-directed module while following along with the visual slides. Upon completion, each physician will answer evaluation questions and pass a post test with at least a score of 80% to receive their CME certificate.

Disclosures: All individuals in control of content have disclosed the following relevant financial relationships. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved (C7 SCS 6.1-6.2, 6.5)


  • Howard A. Rowley, MD, 2016 Program Chair/President-Elect, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • C. Douglas Phillips, MD, FACR, Chair, Web and Online Education Subcommittee of ASNR Education Committee, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Angelo Artemakis, ASNR staff, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • David B. Hackney, MD, FACR
    • In Vivo Therapeutics
      - Consultant
  • Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD
  • Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, MBA, FACR

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