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Monday, January 9, 2017

Seema Verma MPH announced as the new head of the Center for Medicaid/ Medicare Services (CMS)

A born entrepreneur, Seema Verma is the president of a national healthcare consulting company and is best known for her work in Indiana collaborating with Vice President-elect Mike Pence.  Although her association with private companies questioned her intentions, she did help reshape Medicaid by requiring recipients to pay premiums and tracking compliance of healthy behaviors.  Although some argue her efforts and positions have restricted medical access to patients others believe her fiscally conservative nature will help embolden state proposals to cut Medicaid costs and institute changes that require said people to take more responsibility for their health including paying nominal premiums and making healthy choices.  With this it is also speculated that Verma as the head of CMS will accelerate the performance-pay system for doctors.  So if your practice has not done so already, I strongly encourage you to get to the ACR’s website and take advantage of the tools they have provided to help us with the transition. 

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The purpose of this page is to inform SBI members about legislative updates that impact breast imaging and breast imagers. Dr. Nicole Saphier will be contributing and providing the posts on a quarterly basis. 

About Nicole B. Saphier, MD: 

I am a board certified radiologist with fellowship training in Oncologic Imaging and am the Director of Breast Imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth facility. I see patients at MSK in New York City as well as at MSK Monmouth New Jersey with my primary clinical focus of breast imaging and intervention, including mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI.

In addition to breast imaging, I am active in healthcare leadership, policy, and advocacy at local and national levels as well as holding a seat on the RADPAC board. Although I see many patients every year, being involved in advocacy and legislation allows me to reach infinitely more. I am also the creator of the Twitter hashtag #RadsHaveAFace which I developed in an effort to bring radiologists out of the dark and into the light in our rapidly changing healthcare paradigm.

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