Fall 2011 UW Business of Radiology Curriculum

Course Director:

Jonathan R Medverd, MD, Assistant Professor, UW Department of Radiology



Create awareness, understanding and fundamental competency of business, legislative and legal topics pertinent to the health care system as they relate to radiology business practice today. Through this educational process, we hope to foster the development of well-rounded physicians more capable of effective functioning within the health care enterprise, with ultimate benefits of better health care delivery to society, enhanced professional success of the individual, and greater involvement of the individual in radiology and medical leadership in the long-term.

Schedule of Events

All sessions 5 - 6 PM, unless otherwise stated.

Sessions 1 & 2 in room T - 625.
All subsequent sessions in D - 209 Turner Auditorium, unless otherwise stated.

Date Title Speaker(s)
September 1, 2011  Take it Forward -
2011 UW Business of Radiology
Jonathan R Medverd, MD 
• Series introductory lecture 
September 15, 2011  Basic Finance for Radiology Residents  Som Prabhu, MD 
• Brief concepts lecture 
  Jonathan R Medverd, MD 
• Interactive small group activity 
September 29, 2011  How Radiologists Get Paid:
Accounts Receivable & Reimbursement
Diana Lam, MD 
• Brief concepts lecture
  Jonathan R Medverd, MD 
• Interactive small group activity 
October 13, 2011 Healthcare Policy & Legislation Update  David Loud
  Community Liaison
  Congressman McDermott 
• Guest presenters
• Open Q&A discussion 
  Brad Boswell
  Lobbyist, WSRS

October 27, 2011  The Changing Relationships
Between Radiology Groups,
Hospitals & Other Entities 
Jonathan R Medverd, MD 
• Lecture 
November 10, 2011  Radiologist Productivity & Value Jonathan R Medverd, MD 
December 8, 2011  Fundamentals of Negotiation
for Radiologists
Jonathan Berlin, MD MBA 
 • 4-5 PM & 5-6 PM
Radiology Economics -
Understanding and Responding
to Declining Reimbursement
Jonathan Berlin, MD MBA 
• Visiting Guest Lecturer