The Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for periodic review of the bylaws and provide recommended revisions when necessary.
Candice Johnstone, MD, Chair
What is the CAC Network
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts with private insurance carriers to administer Medicare claims in each state. Medicare carriers administer Medicare Part B claims, while Fiscal Intermediaries administer Medicare Part A claims. Some national contractors (i.e. Noridian) administer Medicare in more than one state, creating a similar set of reimbursement policies across those states.
Each local Medicare carrier is required by CMS to have a physician Contractor Medical Director (CMD), who may serve more than one state, however, each state must have at least one CMD. CMDs oversee the development of local Medicare policies in their jurisdiction and often collaborate with other CMDs to share data and coordinate the development of Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs).
LCDs, formerly referred to as Local Medical Review Policies (LMRPs), are documents produced by CMDs, which outline medical necessity for a given procedure. They typically include a set of indications that support medical necessity and may or may not include a list of ICD-9 codes that support medical necessity.
The ACR CAC Network was developed to encourage communication and coordination among all radiology CAC representatives. The ACR is committed to providing as much assistance as possible to each CAC representative. In September 1999, the ACR Council passed Resolution 42, which called for the development of a state model for coordination and communication of local CAC activities. In addition, Resolution 42 encouraged the development of local subspecialty advisory panels to further aid local CAC members in the review of local Medicare policies. Adoption of the ACR CAC Networks and the model by the state chapters created a better organized and more effective mechanism for dealing with local Medicare issues.
Cristopher Meyer, MD, FACR
The WRS Committee on Diversity was formed to identify the major issues facing women and underrepresented minority professionals in radiology and radiation oncology in Wisconsin and to pursue solutions to these issues. Under the guidance of the ACR and WRS, this committee will work to promoting the success of women and Underrepresented Minority (URMs) in the fields of radiology and radiation oncology. The WRS Committee on Diversity will foster education, mentorship, and networking between women and URMs in radiology and radiation oncology to increase the number of women and URMs in the field and in leadership locally and nationally.
Candice Johnstone, MD, Chair
This committee shall be charged with the duty of assisting members of the chapter in the practice economics of radiology in accordance with the principles and policies of the American College of Radiology. This committee will also relate to the third-party insurance carriers.
Timothy Crummy, MD, FACR, Chair
This Committee shall annually review the membership of the chapter for the purpose of nominating members to fellowship in the American College of Radiology. This committee should be composed of fellows of the College.
Lynn Broderick, MD, FACR, Chair
This committee should anticipate and review legislation proposed that affects the practice of radiology in the state. Their findings shall be reported to the chapter for action.
Gregg Bogost, MD, FACR, Chair
This Committee shall be formed on an ad hoc basis. The Committee shall consider charges of unethical conduct involving a member of the chapter and shall transmit its recommendations to the Executive Committee of the chapter. The Judicial Affairs Committee shall be composed of three members appointed by the president with the approval of the Executive Committee. Where possible, except for the chairman, members of the Executive Committee shall not be appointed to the Committee on Judicial Affairs.
This committee shall review applications for all classes of membership in the chapter and shall report its recommendations to the Executive Committee at any regular meeting. Recruitment activities shall be conducted by this committee.
Ian Weissman, DO, FACR
This committee shall present to the annual meeting nominations for all offices established in these bylaws and shall, when possible, consist of three past presidents, and at least two members elected by the chapter who are not members of the Executive Committee.
Tyler Prout, MD
The WRS Radiation Oncology Committee was formed to identify the major issues facing Radiation Oncology in Wisconsin and to pursue solutions to these issues. The Radiation Oncology Committee will foster education, mentorship, and networking among radiation oncologists to increase the number of radiation oncologists involved in WRS and ACR and in leadership locally and nationally.
Hina Saeed, MD, Chair
This committee should prepare a three-year activity plan for the chapter and should annually update this written plan to coordinate it wit the goals and objectives of the chapter and the College.
Derrick Siebert, MD