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Thrall predicts healthcare reforms in 2009

May 6, 2009 Diagnostic Imaging. Thrall predicts healthcare reforms in 2009 By James Brice Dr. James Thrall, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors, predicted during the opening session of the college's annual meeting Sunday that Congress will adopt healthcare reforms in 2009 and that of all the pending proposals, Medicare legislation has the greatest likelihood of passage. The ACR meeting and chapter leadership conference in Washington, DC, is closed to the media, but daily summaries of the five-day conference are appearing on the ACR website. Speaking to the assembly, Thrall emphasized the importance of intersociety collaboration, especially for appropriateness criteria development and applications. He noted that the ACR has 15 years of experience with appropriateness criteria and is working with cardiologists and gastroenterologists to develop their own clinical best practices guidelines.

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