New York Roentgen Society
January Newsletter
Jan 2010 - Vol 2, Issue 1
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Congratulations January Mammography Quiz Winner
1st Place: Joshua Dym, Montefiore
2nd Place: James Kessler, Jacobi
3rd Place: Joseph Platnick, SIUH
Jr Winner: Amish Patel,
Mt. Sinai 
Greetings and Happy New Year
   I welcome you to 2010 which will certainly prove to be an interesting and challenging year for our specialty and healthcare in general. Please see the news item below regarding the change in equipment utilization percentage and keep an eye out for other news and upcoming events. 
   As always we welcome your feedback. Feel free to contact us anytime through our website
Richard Fleury
Executive Director
White House Favors House's 75 Percent Utilization Rate!
   We have learned from reliable sources that White House officials and key members of the House of Representative are pushing for the House's equipment utilization rate language that called for an immediate 75 percent utilization rate for advanced diagnostic imaging in the final healthcare reform bill. As you may be aware, there was a compromise of 65 percent reached between the Senate and the imaging community after independent surveys of actual imaging providers found equipment utilization rates far below those in either the House or Senate bills. The original Senate's provision is less harmful because it phases-in the utilization rate over time coupled with a cap on total savings.

   NYRS, along with many others in the imaging community, are encouraging members to contact your Representatives to stop this from going any further. If you do not know who your representative is you can find it here
Next Monthly Meeting February 8, 2010
Please join us February 8th at the New York Academy of Medicine for "Musculoskeletal" at 4:30pm moderated by Leon Rybak MD, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases AND the Radiation Oncology Section at 6:15pm "Oligometastatic Bone Disease"  moderated by Hani L. Ashamalla MD, New York Methodist Hospital.

Annual Meeting October 13-15... SAVE THE DATE!