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The American College of Radiology announced in an "AMCLC Daily Wrap Up" that "Daniel Picus, MD, FACR, RCC, chair of the ACR Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (C&N), reported a busy year for C&N with 42 new codes, 30 deletions, and 25 revisions related to radiology that are expected to go into effect January 2011." But, "while new codes are, on the whole, positive for radiology, the development of new codes doesn't come without risk." Meanwhile, "managed care payers, said Mark O. Bernardy, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR Managed Care Committee, still don't really understand the technology used by radiologists in imaging." In order "to address this, his committee began creating webinars to educate those managed care payers." The Wrap Up also includes the "ACR 2010-2011 Election Results."

Please visit the ACR website at www.acr.org for more information.

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