ASNR Health Policy Link


Health Policy Resources -- Articles and Podcasts

In a time when imaging reimbursement and healthcare delivery in general are rapidly evolving, your ASNR remains actively engaged. The ASNR Health Policy Committee is involved in numerous coding, reimbursement, and advocacy initiatives related to neuroradiology procedures. The team also works aggressively in order to keep our members informed and updated on health policy issues. As a resource to our members, we have collected the following health policy related podcasts and articles by members of the ASNR HPC and others. We hope you find these useful in preparing your departments and practices for ongoing changes. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to Robert M. Barr, MD, FACR (ASNR HPC Chair) or Rahul Bhala, MBA, MPH (ASNR Director of Economics & Health Policy).

ARTICLES

The RUC: a primer for neurointerventionalists
Joshua A Hirsch, Ezequiel Silva III, Gregory N Nicola, Robert M Barr, Jacqueline A Bello, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, William D Donovan
http://jnis.bmj.com/content/early/2013/01/17/neurintsurg-2012-010636.full?sid=046ed1ca-1f40-4431-b1a7-6c6740f0dc50

Component coding and the neurointerventionalist: a tale with an end
Joshua A Hirsch, William D Donovan, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, Greg N Nicola, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Ezequiel Silva III
http://jnis.bmj.com/content/early/2012/12/18/neurintsurg-2012-010606.full?sid=046ed1ca-1f40-4431-b1a7-6c6740f0dc50

Neuroimaging Clinics of North America: The Resource-Based Relative Value Scale and Neuroradiology: ASNR's History at the RUC
William D. Donovan, MD, MPH
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1052514912000664

AJNR: What Is the RUC?
William D. Donovan, MD, MPH
http://www.ajnr.org/content/32/9/1583.full.pdf+html?sid=5dc6eacd-cd85-4427-addd-135aeadcbf91

JACR: Professional Component Payment Reductions for Diagnostic Imaging Examinations When More Than One
Service Is Rendered by the Same Provider in the Same Session: An Analysis of Relevant Payment Policy

Bibb Allen Jr, MD, William D. Donovan, MD, MPH, Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, Robert M. Barr, MD, Ezequiel Silva III, MD, Richard Duszak Jr, MD, Angela J. Kim, MS, Pam Kassing, MPA, RCC
http://www.jacr.org/article/S1546-1440(11)00331-0/pdf

JACR: Professional Efficiencies for Diagnostic Imaging Services Rendered by Different Physicians: Analysis of Recent Medicare Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction Policy
Richard Duszak Jr, MD, Ezequiel Silva III, MD, Angela J. Kim, MS, Robert M. Barr, MD, William D. Donovan, MD, MPH, Pamela Kassing, MPA, Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, Bibb Allen Jr, MD
http://www.jacr.org/article/S1546-1440(13)00119-1/pdf

PODCASTS

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery: Current Procedural Terminology
Josh Hirsch, MD Jacqueline Bello, MD and Raymond Tu, MD
http://jnis.bmj.com/site/podcasts/

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery: Component Coding and the RUC
Josh Hirsch, MD Bill Donovan, MD and Zeke Silva, MD
http://jnis.bmj.com/site/podcasts/

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