Moving Toward Patient-Centered Radiology

The following post was contributed by Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR.

If you have read my latest ACR Bulletin column, you know I spoke with James V. Rawson, MD, FACR, about his role as chair of the brand new ACR Commission on Patient Experience.

I’ve worked with Jim for several years in his role as chair of our Committee on the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS). He’s also a leader in our digital community with more than 3,000 Twitter followers (‪@Jim_Rawson_MD‬‬‬‬‪). ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Jim explained the commission’‬‬s first steps, ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬addressed the ways in which patient experience is increasingly tied to reimbursement and told us how he responds when people say radiologists should “just stay in the reading room.“

So, check out my Q+A with Dr. Rawson and the new Patient Experience Resources section on

And please, share your thoughts below on how you think radiology should approach patient-centered alternative payment models.

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