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SCCT ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

 

MISSION

 

To advance the cause of patient-centered imaging by broadening the base of its constituency to include voices from all relevant professions (locally and globally), by promoting evidence-based approaches to imaging, reimbursement and quality care.

 

LEADERSHIP


Chair: Ahmad M. Slim, MD, FSCCT (June 2016 – July 2019)

Co-Chair: Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT (July 2015-July 2018)

Website/Media Work Group Lead: Christopher Maroules, MD, FSCCT

Advocacy Educational Content for www.scct.org,

   Group Lead: Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT

Rapid Response Work Group Lead: Ahmad M. Slim, MD, FSCCT

Center of Excellence Work Group Lead: Kelley R. Branch, MD, FSCCT

Stark Self-Referral Law Work Group Lead: Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD, FSCCT

CPT/RUC Work Group Lead: Randall Thompson, MD

AMI Bundling Work Group Lead: Pamela K. Woodard, MD

International Affairs Subcommittee: Patricia Carrascosa, MD, PhD, FSCCT (Argentina)

Staff Leads: Carrie Kovar/Norm Linsky

 

WEBSITE/MEDIA WORK GROUP

 

Term Start

Term End *

Christopher Maroules, MD, FSCCT (Lead)

July 2016

July 2019

Emilio Fentanes, MD (FiRST Liaison)

July 2016

July 2018

Edward Hulten, MD

July 2016

July 2017

Jeannie Yu, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2019

Mark Rabbat, MD

July 2016

July 2018

Casey Storck RT(R)(CT)

Staff: Elise Bender

 August 2016

July 2018 

 

ADVOCACY EDUCATION CONTENT FOR WWW.SCCT.ORG

 

Term Start

Term End *

Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT (Lead)

July 2016

July 2017

Ron Blankstein, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2019

Scott Jerome, DO, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2018

Christopher Maroules, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2017

Kenneth Stone, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2019

Jeannie Yu, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2018

Staff: Norm Linsky

 

 

 

RAPID RESPONSE WORK GROUP

 

Term Start

Term End *

Ahmad M. Slim, MD, FSCCT (Lead)

July 2016

July 2017

Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2019

Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2018

Randall Thompson, MD

July 2016

July 2017

Pamela Woodard, MD

July 2016

July 2019

Staff: Carrie Kovar



 

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE WORK GROUP

 

Term Start

Term End *

Kelley R. Branch, MD (Lead)

July 2016

July 2018

Jeffrey Schussler, MD

  July 2016

    July 2017

Ahmad M. Slim, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2019

Dustin Thomas, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2018

Jeannie Yu, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2017

Staff: Carrie Kovar

 

 

STARK SELF-REFERRAL WORK GROUP

 

Term Start

Term End *

Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD, FSCCT (Lead)

July 2016

July 2018

Ron Blankstein, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2017

Scott Jerome, DO, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2019

Mark Rabbat, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2018

Dustin Thomas, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2017

David R. Richards, DO, FSCCT 

Staff: Carrie Kovar

July 2016
 

July 2019
 

 

CPT/RUC ISSUES WORK GROUP

 

Term Start

Term End *

Randall Thompson, MD (Lead)

July 2016

July 2019

Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2018

Mark Rabbat, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2017

Pamela Woodard, MD

July 2016

July 2019

Jeannie Yu, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2018

Staff: Carrie Kovar

 

 

 

AMI BUNDLING WORK GROUP

 

Term Start

Term End *

Pamela Woodard, MD (Lead)

July 2016

July 2017

Ron Blankstein, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2019

Matthew J. Budoff, MD FSCCT

July 2016

July 2018

Scott Jerome, DO, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2017

Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2019

Ahmad M.Slim, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2018

Staff: Carrie Kovar

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE

 

Term Start

Term End *

Patricia M. Carrascosa, MD, PhD, FSCCT (Lead)

July 2016

July 2017

Edward D. Nicol, MD, MBA, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2019

Craig Butler, MD, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2018

Christian Hamilton-Craig, MBBS, FSCCT

July 2016

July 2017

Staff: Norm Linsky

 

 

 

*Note: “Term End” dates are staggered to ensure continuity; SCCT bylaws permit reappointments.

  


ADVOCACY NEWS AND RESOURCES

Click here for important advocacy news and resources such as FAQs, coverage and reimbursement information, commonly used forms, announcements and more. 

 

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

SCCT encourages your involvement. If you would like to learn more about opportunities for committee service, please email info@scct.org with your name, address and area(s) of interest. An SCCT staff member or volunteer will contact you promptly.

 

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