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Radiology Firing Line

Welcome to the Radiology Firing Line, where radiologists discuss controversial topics that are important to the imaging specialty.

LATEST EPISODE 

Episode 23 - Bundle Payments

11/3/2017 – Co host Saurabh (Harry) Jha, MBBS asks the question Why are we so concerned about being bundled?  

Guests:
Danny Hughes, PhD, from the Neiman Health Policy Institute

 

Episode 22 - MACRA 

Co-host C Matthew Hawkins, MD and Saurabh (Harry) Jha, MBBS, takes on the latest in reimbursement and quality. Is the new Quality Payment Program actually better than fee for service? What does it mean to be patient facing? And how does medicine even go about measuring quality?

Guests:

Gregory N. Nicola, MD, chair of the ACR Economics Committee on MACRA, and vice president of the Hackensack Radiology Group in Hackensack, NJ

Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD, professor and vice chair of the department of radiology at Indiana University in Indianapolis

Episode 21 - Change Management 

Guest Contributor: 

H. Benjamin Harvey, MD, JD, from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Episode 20 - Quality and Value

Guest Contributor: 

Dr. Richard E. Heller, III, MD, MBA, is vice president of clinical services and national director of pediatric radiology at Radiology Partners. Prior to that, he was chair of radiology at Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill.

Episode 19 - Health Care Rating Websites

Guest Contributor: 

Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, MD, from New York University-Langone Medical Center.

Episode 18 - Concentration in Nuclear Medicine

Guest Contributor:

Ashley Prosper is a cardiothoracic imaging fellow at the University of Southern California. An active member in the ACR, she currently serves as Communications Officer for the ACR Residents & Fellows Section.

Kristina Hoque, MD, PhD, is currently a Neuroradiology Fellow at the University of Southern California. She is continually inspired and motivated by her three young boys and the incredibly supportive family she is lucky to be a part of.

Episode 17 - Missed Care Opportunities

Guest Contributor:

James A. Brink, MD, FACR is the chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors, radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Episode 16 - ACGME

Guest Contributors:

Mark Sellmyer, MD, PhD, is the current radiology chief resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Phil Mulugeta, MD, is the former chief resident and current nuclear radiology fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Episode 15 - Neuroimaging

Guest Contributor:

Jeffrey B. Ware, MD, completed his diagnostic radiology residency at the Hospital of the Univeristy of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and is now a fellow there in Neuroradiology. His research focuses on the imaging of traumatic brain injury.

Episode 14 - Women in Radiology

Guest Contributors:

Kristina Hoque, MD, PhD, is currently a Neuroradiology Fellow at the University of Southern California. She is continually inspired and motivated by her three young boys and the incredibly supportive family she is lucky to be a part of.

Ashley Prosper is a cardiothoracic imaging fellow at the University of Southern California. An active member in the ACR, she currently serves as Communications Officer for the ACR Residents & Fellows Section.

Episode 13 - Pricing

Guest Contributor:

Adam Powell, PhD, is an adjunct professor of informatics at Northeastern University and President of Payer+Provider Syndicate.

Episode 12 - Chargemaster 

Guest Contributor:

Seth Stein is a Radiology Resident at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. His expertise is the hospital chargemaster, legislative loopholes, and price transparency efforts to thwart growing charges for patients.

Episode 11 - Steroids

Guest Contributor:

Neil U. Lall, MD, is a pediatric radiology fellow at Cincinatti Children's Hospital.

Episode 10 - Being a New Faculty Member

Guest Contributor:

Sonia Gupta, MD, finished her fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at Duke University Medical Center in 2015 and is now Assistant Professor of Radiology at Temple University, where her interests include MRI enterography and dual-energy CT.

Episode 9 - The Intern Year

Guest Contributor:

Tirath Y. Patel, MD, is an interventional radiology fellow at Baylor University.

Episode 8 - Virtual Colonoscopy

Guest Contributor:

Hanna M Zafar MD MHS is an abdominal radiologist focused on outcomes research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has published extensively on CT colonography utilization and downstream effects of incidental imaging findings based on her clinical work in abdominal US, CT and MRI.

Episode 7 - Gatekeeping

Guest Contributor:

H. Benjamin Harvey, MD, JD, is a neuroradiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital

Episode 6 - Patient Satisfaction

Guest Contributors:

Andy DeLaO is a Disrupter; Listener; Advocate; Marketer; Designer; President and CEO of http://MyIdealPtExp.com, an agency focused on putting art back into healthcare; 2016 Moreton Lecturer

Adam Powell, PhD, is an adjunct professor of informatics at Northeastern University and President of Payer+Provider Syndicate

Episode 5 - The Value of Time

Guest Contributor:

Seth Trueger, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago and is the Assistant Social Media Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Mount Sinai in New York, and completed a Health Policy Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Areas of interest include emergency department crowding, payment reform, and social media for health professionals. Follow Dr. Trueger on Twitter: @MDaware

Episode 4 - Will Watson Replace Radiologists?

Guest Contributors:

Andy DeLaO is a Disrupter; Listener; Advocate; Marketer; Designer; President and CEO of http://MyIdealPtExp.com, an agency focused on putting art back into healthcare; 2016 Moreton Lecturer

Adam Powell, PhD, is an adjunct professor of informatics at Northeastern University and President of Payer+Provider Syndicate

Episode 3 - Quality Management

Guest Contributor:

Jason N. Itri, MD, PhD, is the Vice Chair of Operations and a member of the abdominal imaging section at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center 

Episode 2 - Imaging Requests by Mid-Level Providers

Guest Contributors:

 David Nussbaum, MD, is a neuroradiologist in private practice. Once upon a time he advised venture capitalists.
 Shuai Wan, MD, is a radiology resident at the University of Pennsylvania who is interested in health economics

 

Episode 1 - Breast Density Legislation

Guest Contributor: 

Amy Patel is currently Chief Resident in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Kansas-Wichita. She will be a Breast Radiology Fellow at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Washington University in Saint Louis in July 2016. 

 


Authors

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      Saurabh Jha, MBBS

      Saurabh (Harry) Jha, MBBS, is an academic radiologist who studies the value of imaging and believes in the pedagogic benefits of arguing. He can be reached on Twitter @RogueRad.

 

  

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      C. Matthew Hawkins, MD

      Matt Hawkins is a pediatric interventional radiologist driven to overhaul medicine's mediocrity and discover progress by acknowledging contrarian opinions. He can be reached on Twitter @MattHawkinsMD.

 

 

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     Colin Segovis, MD, PhD

     Colin Segovis, MD, PhD is a radiology resident who deconstructs health policy and recognizes the value of debate.