Value is elusive holy grail of healthcare. Much attention has been focused on “value based purchasing” but rigorous definitions of value using clinically valid and reproducible metrics are still lacking. Intended to be both provocative and informative, the talk will provide perspectives on how value has been defined in healthcare (and specifically imaging) in the past, and how physicians (and specifically radiologists) can take a leadership role in both their practices and national policy development.
- Describe the benefits and unintended consequences of the current physician fee-for-service payment methodology
- View imaging services through the eyes of patients and other stakeholders, and anticipate future payment models accordingly
- Identify opportunities to maximize the value of radiology services