2011 ACR AMCLC

Report
2011 ACR
AMCLC
Briefing for HRS
20 June 2011
88th Annual AMCLC
 May
14-18, 2011
 HRS Representation:

President:
 Peter

Takeyama, MD
Councilors:
 Andrew
Kayes, MD
 Kevin Nakamura, MD
Meeting Highlights
 Saturday:

Chapter Leaders’ Workshop
 Sunday:


New Councilor Breakfast
Caucuses
 Western

States
Discussed pertinent resolutions with primary focus
on controversial anti-self-dealing resolution
proposed by the California Radiological Society.
Meeting Highlights
 Sunday

(continued)
Convening of ACR
Council
 Speaker’s

report
Presidential Address
by James Thrall
 Candidate
presentations
Meeting Highlights
 Monday

(continued)
Moreton Lecture
 Gail
R. Wilensky, Ph.D.,
Senior Fellow Project Hope
 "Health Care Reform and
Accountable Care
Organizations"
Meeting Highlights
 Monday

(continued)
Reference
Committee Open
Sessions
Meeting Highlights
 Monday
(continued)


Capitol Hill Day
Preparation
Keynote by
Senator Richard
Burr [R-NC]
Meeting Highlights
 Tuesday

Special session: Economics
 “Who
moved my cheese” Bibb Allen Jr., M.D., FACR,
chair of the ACR’s
Economics Commission
Meeting Highlights
 Tuesday

(continued)
Reference Committee reports
Meeting Highlights
 Wednesday:

Capitol Hill Day
Critical Talking Point: MEDPAC’s
push for the MPPR, and the
ACR’s opposition of this
proposed legislation
Meeting Highlights
 Wednesday:
Hill Day

Capitol
HRS met with aides
from:
 SEN
Inouye’s office
 SEN Akaka’s office
 REP Hanabusa’s office
 REP Hirono’s office
Lessons Learned
 Representation
at the AMCLC is definitely
important, as is visibility

Face time with Kimberly Applegate, 20112012 ACR Speaker, who thanked us for
reviving the HRS and encouraged our
continued participation
Lessons Learned
 Knowledge
and experience of
congressional staffers varies significantly

Some aides are college students, who have
very basic understanding of health care
policy, others are highly experienced and
have advanced degrees, or specialized in
handling health care issues
 SEN
Inouye’s aide is typically a military nurse
fellow
Lessons Learned
 If
you attend a caucus meeting, expect
to get charged for breakfast


Either eat, or don’t eat
(apparently a cup of coffee = breakfast at
the Western States Caucus)
Lessons Learned
 We
need to encourage active
participation by the RFS, and seek
financial aid for resident travelers



Opportunities for poster presentations
Learn about health care policy
See how involved other RFS chapters are in
the business of the ACR and ACRA
Conclusion
 Outcome

of Capitol Hill Day pending
Good feedback from aides, but still
awaiting signatures on the “Dear
Colleague” letter circulating the Hill
Mahalo!
 The
2011 HRS
Delegation
thanks the
society for its
support.

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