18th Annual SRPE Educational Conference
APRIL 5-9th, 2017
Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Breaking Down Barriers Through Education, Communication, and Excellence
The conference is open to all allied health professionals and offers 25+ ASRT approved A & A+ CE credits with seminars on radiologic procedures, radiation safety, patient care, pathologies, ethics, etc. related to medical imaging.
Attendees will enjoy dynamic speakers, the SRPE social, open forum, latest trends from industry’s top vendors, networking with other professionals, and all Las Vegas has to offer.
You may register for the conference at the "early bird" rate until Saturday, March 18th, 2017.
3475 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Please note that attendees may make reservations in the block at group rate until Saturday, March 4th, 2017. After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only. Please follow this link to make your reservations.
If you prefer to phone in your reservations pleasecall the Reservation Center at 1-888-458-8471 to secure a reservation on the group rate. Use this reservation code, SHSRP7, when calling. (Please be aware there is an additional charge for booking through the reservation center)
ACLS and CBRPA Recertification Information
ACLS recertification will be Saturday April 8th, 2017. To register, add ACLS to your cart.
Registration for the CBRPA recertification seminar on Sunday April 9th, 2017, must be made through the CBRPA website. http://cbrpa.org/recertification/
VA scales back proposal on nurses reading imaging exams
December 13, 2016 -- In a victory for radiologists, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has scaled back a proposal that grants expanded duties to advanced-level nurses within the VA system, by removing language that some observers believed could have allowed nurses to perform and interpret medical imaging studies.
In a final rule being published December 14 in the Federal Register, the VA issued a final decision on a proposal to grant what's called "full practice authority" to nurses who have advanced training. Designed to address an ongoing personnel shortage at the VA, the proposal gives some nurses expanded responsibilities in areas such as radiology, anesthesiology, and pathology.
Global Perspectives from Leading the Way- International Radiographer Advanced Practice Conference in Sheffield England
Meeting with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The SRPE, represented by Jason Barrett, ACR, and ARRT met with staff of CMS on September 8th to discuss physician supervision levels for RAs (RRAs and RPAs). The purpose of the meeting was to urge CMS to enable radiologists to utilize the RAs under a lower physician supervision standard for services which involve supervision levels, instead of the current "personal" level of supervision, by creating a modifier or by whatever mechanism CMS deems appropriate. The organizations expressed the RA’s education, training, and experience enables the RA to provide a higher level of service to radiologists and their patients, but this higher level of service can be meaningful only if it frees the physician from unnecessarily having to be present in the same room as the RA.
Stakeholders also expressed that we are NOT asking for billing status for the RA and we are not asking for higher levels of reimbursement to physicians who employ RAs. CMS requested some additional information and we are preparing the proposed rule for inclusion in next year’s federal register. The first we should hear from CMS in May or June 2017.