Presentation to Feature Efforts By The National Alliance for Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions’ eValu8™Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Annapolis, MD, September 15th, 2020 —RadSite™, a leading accreditation organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, announced today that its next webinar will take place on Thursday, September 24, at 2 p.m. ET. The webinar, Highlighting Imaging Quality and Performance Best Practices, will focus on an employer-based initiative sponsored by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions to improve advanced diagnostic imaging.
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Several imaging and quality experts will discuss ways to optimize imaging practices. Speakers will address a number of provider and payer initiatives, including new benchmarks under development by the eValue8™ Medical Imaging Quality Workgroup. The Workgroup is sponsored by the National Alliance for Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions and supported by RadSite, among other stakeholders.
The webinar will feature the following speakers:
- Patrick Browning, MD, Chief Medical Officer, RadSite
- John R. Miller, eValue8 Affinity Chair, National Alliance for Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions
- Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, MBA, FACR, Neuroradiologist
- Moderator: Garry Carneal, JD, President & CEO, RadSite
John Miller notes that “eValue8 was created by business coalitions and employers like US Bank, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Marriott International to define, measure, and evaluate health plan performance. They want evidence that that they are purchasing quality health care and demand administrative excellence and consumer satisfaction at cost-effective prices.” Miller adds “the imaging performance benchmarks identified by the Workgroup represent an important next step to help payers identify ‘best in class’ imaging providers.”
“Determining what constitutes high-quality imaging is easier said than done,” notes Suresh K. Mukherji, MD. “The Workgroup met over a period of six months to help identify the key elements of eValue8’s request for information (RFI) health plan survey. It includes key areas such as physics testing requirements for imaging equipment, the clinical peer review process, utilization management oversight, and the emergence of new imaging systems such as Cone Beam CT, as well as many other issues.”
“As a former medical director for a large radiology benefit manager (RBM), I know how important it is to ensure each patient is being imaged at the right location at the right time for the right reason,” adds Patrick Browning, MD. “The Workgroup brought together a wide range of experts to identify key factors that can help optimize patient outcomes when diagnostic imaging exams are involved. The webinar will highlight some of those discussions and how the final RFI questions were selected.”
The speakers also will address next steps after the results are reported back to the National Alliance later this year, and how those findings might be used for value-based imaging purchasing initiatives in the future.
Check out RadSite’s website to learn more about future webinars or to listen to past webinars.
RadSite offers comprehensive, affordable, quality-based accreditation programs that evaluate imaging providers on established industry standards, regulatory requirements, and best practices. Working with health plans and their participating providers also helps raise imaging standards through meaningful imaging quality and patient safety protocols. RadSite is recognized by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and more than 350 payers and radiology benefit managers.
To learn more about RadSite, visit www.radsitequality.com.
About RadSite™ (www.RadSiteQuality.com)
Founded in 2005, RadSite’s mission is to promote quality-based practices for imaging systems across the U.S. and its territories. RadSite is recognized by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an official accreditation organization under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008. RadSite’s programs help assess, track, and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes. RadSite also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs, and underwrites research on a complimentary basis to raise awareness of patient safety issues and to promote best practices. The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide range of volunteers to ensure transparency and accountability. To learn more about RadSite, please contact us at (443) 440-6007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.