CRS was created to bring radiologists together and give them a voice in government, allowing them to relate problems and issues to legislative and regulatory policy makers. Members work together in a regulatory environment designed to encompass all areas having a potential impact on radiology in California, such as:
- state legislation and regulations
- insurance law
- workers compensation
- Medi-Cal reimbursement
- working with Medicare carriers
CRS members and their concerns are represented at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Some of the more recent issues have been:
- Physician Self-Referral Prohibition
- Hospital Employment of Physicians
The CRS is a chapter of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and serves as a focal point for interaction with other local component societies.
The CRS Annual Meeting is a fall two day event allowing radiologists to earn CME Credits. Topics range from economic and legal issues affecting radiologists to the health care reform and leadership development. To encourage attendance at this meeting the CRS reduces the registration fee for its members.
Resources & Guidance
Many members utilize the CRS as a resource for information and direction on legal and practice issues. We provide references to outside attorneys and consultants for specific member assistance.
The CRS Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter designed to keep members abreast of Society activities, events, trends and information. It also provides an excellent, useful, and reliable review of local, state and national legislative activities.