SAM: Health Policy Programming: Value Matters in Health Policy SAM

Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA; Frank J. Lexa VII, MD, MBA, FACR; John E. Jordan, MD

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Date of Activity Release: August 27, 2018
Date of Activity Expiration: August 26, 2021

Target Audience:

The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2018 will focus on adding value and improving healthcare in neuroradiology. It will center on how neuroimaging adds value in many subspecialty areas, including brain, spine, head & neck, pediatric and neurointerventional procedures. The target audience will include practicing neuroradiologists, other radiologists charged with interpreting neuroimaging studies, radiology fellows andresidents, neuroscientists interested in the latest advances, and non-radiology colleagues whose practices include neuroimaging. Dedicated topic areas include screening and diagnostic neuroimaging, evidence based neurointerventional treatment, emergency neuroimaging use and usefulness, advanced imaging strategies, and healthcare reform.

About This Module:

This module is composed of following parts:
  • Radiologists' Initiatives and Services for Creating Value-Value Matters Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA
  • Marketing Value from the Radiologist's Perspective Frank J. Lexa VII , MD, MBA, FACR
  • Value Perspectives and Controversies: A Closer Look John E. Jordan, MD


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

Radiologists' Initiatives and Services for Creating Value-Value Matters Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA

  1. Review value based payment programs for imaging
  2. Discuss development and maintenance of performance metrics for imaging
  3. Evaluate new value based payment models for imaging

Marketing Value from the Radiologist's Perspective Frank J. Lexa VII , MD, MBA, FACR

  1. Identify the need for developing new types of value in neuroradiology practice.
  2. Develop strategies for creating new value, measuring and documenting it and getting credit for it
  3. Describe how value should be marketed to stakeholder groups

Value Perspectives and Controversies: A Closer Look John E. Jordan, MD

  1. Review areas of controversy that are less commonly addressed in the value-based care paradigm and impact on the realization of that goal
  2. Review concept of value and the relationship between value, cost, and quality, as these relate to healthcare delivery

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 1.5 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)


  • Pina C. Sanelli, MD, MPH, FACR, 2018 Program Chair/President-Elect, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Mark E. Mullins, MD, PhD, Chair, ASNR Education Committee, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Angelo Artemakis, ASNR staff, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Sheryl Morgan, AMEDCO, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Frank J. Lexa VII , MD, MBA, FACR, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • John E. Jordan, MD:
    • lChair, ACR Committee on Practice Parameters-Neuroradiology
    • lChair, ASNR Standards and Guidelines Committee
    • ACR Commission on Neuroradiology

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