27th ISMRM Annual Meeting • 11-16 May 2019 • Montréal, QC, Canada

Combined Educational & Scientific Session
Value of MRI

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Value of MRI
Combined Educational & Scientific Session

ORGANIZERS: Vikas Gulani, James Pipe

Thursday, 16 May 2019
Room 512A-H  16:00 - 18:00 Moderators:  Sapna Rawal

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Session Number: TH-07

This session continues the work started in the ISMRM Value Initiative, introduced in previous ISMRM meetings. Health care systems around the world are grappling with the growing cost of health care. All participants in the healthcare chain need to be able to understand major models of health care delivery such as fee for service and value based care. In the context of imaging, there is a growing need for researchers and clinicians to understand and be able to measure the downstream value added by imaging methods. This session seeks to fill these needs. The session will begin with a brief introduction, followed by three long format talks. Two talks will focus on cost effectiveness analysis, with an introductory and a more in-depth talk with a specific example of such analysis. The third teaching talk will focus on different health care delivery models, and how these relate to imaging. After these talks, the session will continue into proffered papers on studying the value of MRI from multiple perspectives.

Target Audience
Scientists and physicians interested in determining or improving the value of MRI in the healthcare system, either from a technical or a clinical perspective.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
-Describe models of health care delivery, in particular fee for service, and value based care;
-Identify the implications of various models of healthcare delivery on imaging;
-Describe basic principles of cost effectiveness analysis, including metrics of healthcare outcomes, and models employed in such analysis in determining whether or not a particular intervention is cost effective;
-Apply cost effectiveness analysis in the context of a specific imaging problem; and
-Recall ongoing research in MRI, around the subject of value, both in the technical and in the clinical realm.


Reimbursement Models & Their Impact on Imaging
Richard Ehman
Reimbursement Models & Their Impact on Imaging

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: An Introduction
Pari Pandharipande
Overview of talk

1. Effectiveness

2. Utility, Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY)

3. Cost-Effectiveness

4. Willingness-to-pay (WTP) threshold

Cost Effectiveness Principles in MRI: Optimizing MRI from the Cost Effectiveness Perspective
Stella Kang
This educational presentation will describe the importance of studying MRI cost effectiveness as it relates to population-level health outcomes, patient-centered care, and costs to the healthcare system.  Examples of work in MRI, spanning innovation and common clinical practice, will serve to illustrate applications of cost effectiveness analysis. Cost effectiveness analysis, a standardized means of comparing medical interventions and tests, quantifies the clinical effectiveness relative to cumulative costs.  Furthermore, research goals can be prioritized based on targets for maximized value.


17:00-17:52   T.B.A.
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