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Cardiovascular CT in Times of Changing Healthcare Landscape
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Don’t forget to add the Thursday July 6, 2017 SCCT Pre-Program events to your SCCT2017 registration! There is no cost to attend these events if you have registered for SCCT2017, but please register as seating is limited.


This pre-program session provides a comprehensive review of how to implement a successful CCTA program, the barriers and hurdles to reimbursement and coverage, how to work with local payers and coverage experts, as well as panel discussions on cardiovascular evaluation in the Military and VA system. It will also cover how to utilize performance measures such as CAD-RADSTM, and potential next steps with SCCT’s Advocacy Committee and coverage partners including a recap of the 2016 Healthcare Policy Summit and upcoming White Paper.


PM Sessions:

Healthcare System Changes and Advocacy

1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Advocacy Efforts: From National to Local Efforts, from Guidelines to Implementation, the Conversation Continues

Healthcare Policy Summit : Summary and Direction Moving Forward

SCCT Advocacy: Expansion of 0nline Resources, National Efforts, and on the Ground Impact

How to Create a Comprehensive CCTA Program: Evaluating Protocols, Equipment, and Planning Outcomes

SCCT Advocacy Guide: How to Work with Local Payers and Coverage Experts with the Assistance of SCCT

Stable Ischemic Heart Disease – State of the Evidence in a World of Multi-imaging Modalities

The new NICE Chest Pain Guidelines: How did we get Here, and What Does it Mean for Global CT Health Policy 


Interactive Discussion of Advocacy Committee Members, Insurers

3:30 pm  –  5:30 pm

Cardiovascular Evaluation in the Military and VA System and Utility of CCTA in a Unique Population: Potential Impact of Standardized Evaluation on the Mission

Evaluation of Chest Pain: What is the Role of CCTA? Current Published Economic Data and How to Utilize These Data in a Systemic Approach to Work with Local Payers for Coverage

How do Performance Measures, CAD-RADSTM and Tracking Quality Affects Safety Measures, AUC Utility, and Drive Quality Care and Real World Effectiveness

Current Challenges: Alternate Payment Model vs. Fee for Service, How to Be Ready

CPT Codes: How Do We Get Reimbursed for Emerging Technology and the Process Behind It

Potential Next Steps: SCCT Advocacy in Action, Real Life Solutions, Proposed Comprehensive Programs Sponsored and Supported by SCCT and Coverage