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ACR Appropriateness Criteria

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria® are evidence-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition. By employing these guidelines, providers enhance quality of care and contribute to the most efficacious use of radiology.

The guidelines are developed by expert panels in diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, and radiation oncology. Each panel includes leaders in radiology… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 22, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

ACR Appropriateness Criteria for Radiology Revised and Newly updated!

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Revised and Content Added for 2010

Reston, Va. — July 6, 2010 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) updated more than 30 criteria, added an additional five topics, and revised relative radiation level categories for diagnostic imaging exams in the latest version of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria® — evidence-based guidelines to help health care providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam for a patient’s given clinical… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 6, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Senate bill ties physicians’ pay to appropriateness criteria

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- A proposal that could allow higher payments for physicians who refer patients in accordance with appropriateness criteria has been added to a healthcare reform bill now before the Senate Finance Committee.

The America's Healthy Future Act of 2009 would create the CMS Innovation Center, a new Medicare program charged with evaluating and implementing physician payment methods that keep quality patient care up and costs down. The bill builds upon a four-decade… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 31, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

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