April 19, 2001 Executive Committee Meeting
Present: Anderson, Berlin, Bertino, Cavallino, Dachman, Dillehay, Feinstein, Grant, Kalbhen, Lasky, Melian, Mintzer, Moss, Pinsky, Bahu, Racenstein, Ramsey, Smoron, Ward, Vade, Vyborny
The meeting was called to order at 4:10 p.m. in the Council Room of the Standard Club.
The minutes of the March 15, 2001 meeting were approved as submitted. The financial reports of March 1-March 31, 2001 were reviewed. Income and expense items were as expected.
Program Committee Report
The Program Committee has lined up the speakers for the next session's program. Dr. Harvey Neiman will be presented with the Memorial Award.
Vendor Support Ad Hoc Committee
Vendor support is being investigated for two CRS meetings for the next session.
This years golf outing is scheduled for June 28th at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort.
Illinois Radiological Society Report
Fellowship Committee Report
Dr. Smoron announced that Dr. Joan Parrato's application will be forwarded by IRS to the ACR for final consideration.
Resident Section Report
Dr. Bahu reported that Dr. Caryl Salomon will speak on "Ultrasound of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding" this afternoon.
New Officers: President: Amira M. Bahu, M.D.; Vice President: Prashant Chawla, M.D.; Secretary: Jamie Steinberg, M.D.; Resident Section Program Director: Alexander Nemeth, M.D.
Dr. Mintzer announced that ACR is actively looking for people to run for various offices: president, vice president, council vice president, council steering committee and nominating committee.
ACR is revamping certain standards for imaging procedures.
Medicare Fee Advisory Report
Dr. Anderson reported that as of July 1, 2001, all Medicare bills must have zip code of place of service to be paid. Requests for review of Medicare denials have become more complicated. Medicare is sharing details with billing companies.
The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. William Schey at
the April meeting. Dr. Steve Pinsky introduced the honoree.
Having no further business, the Executive Committee adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
Aruna Vade, M.D., FACR
Dinner was served to 87 people. While dessert was being served, Dr. Ward
conducted a brief business meeting. She then introduced Dr. Steven Smith,
who introduced Dr. James B. Spies, who gave the lecture "Uterine