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January 31, 2013


Submit Abstracts for the AAPM Annual Meeting
Submit your abstract to be considered for presentation at the 55th AAPM Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The submission deadline is 5pm Eastern Time on February 28, 2013. There will be NO EXTENSION OF THIS DEADLINE. Authors must submit their abstracts by this time to be considered for review. To begin the submission process, first review the Abstract Submission Instructions information.


Apply Now for Grants & Fellowships
Applications are being accepted for the Imaging Physics Residency Grant, Research Seed Funding Grant, AAPM/RSNA Fellowship for the Training of a Doctoral Candidate in the Field of Medical Physics, Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program, and Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Program (MUSE). Learn more online.


January/February 2013 AAPM Newsletter
The AAPM Newsletter has some exciting new changes beginning with this first issue of 2013! In an effort to increase readership, the Newsletter is now available as a tablet edition for the iPad and Android devices. The Newsletter will continue to be available on the AAPM website as a FlipBook file with a new look. View the Newsletter.


Free Web Event on Understanding Radiation Therapy Medicare Reimbursement in 2013
Two Webinars were offered to address 2013 changes to Medicare policies and payments. The first session on January 22nd covered hospital outpatient reimbursement under the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS). The second session on January 24th covered payment for physicians and freestanding centers under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Both sessions were recorded and are available on the AAPM Website.


This Issue

MEETINGS
Radiation Oncology Program Accreditation Meeting: February 8-9, 2013; Dallas, Texas
Hub and Spoke Residency Models Workshop: February 15 - 16, 2013; New Orlean, Lousiana
3rd CT Dose Summit: Strategies for CT Scan Parameter Optimization: March 15 - 16, 2013; Phoenix, Arizona
AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting: March 16 - 19, 2013; Phoenix, Arizona
2013 AAPM Summer School: June 16 - 20 , 2013; Colorado Springs, Colorado
AAPM Annual Meeting & Exhibition: August 4 - 8, 2013; Indianapolis, Indiana
Chapter Meetings

MEDICARE
Medical Physicist Gerald White Named to Medicare Coverage Committee

JOINT COMMISSION
Latest issue of Joint Commission Online January 30, 2013
 

MEDICARE

Medical Physicist Gerald White Named to Medicare Coverage Committee
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named AAPM member Gerald A. White, Jr., MS, FAAPM, FACR, to serve a two-year term on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). Mr. White began his first term on January 1, 2013.

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