Dr. Thomson appointed to Medicare, Medicaid Advisory Panel on Outpatient Payment

Dr. Norman B. Thomson III, Chief of the Section of General Radiology in the Department of Imaging and Radiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment.

Thomson was nominated by the American College of Radiology and appointed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve on the 15-member panel, which advises the secretary as well as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on reimbursement rates for outpatient procedures.

Thomson is Vice Chairman of the American College of Radiology’s Committee on Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Payment Classification, which reviews outpatient payment system processes. He is a former President of the Georgia Radiological Society, and directed Body Imaging at Savannah’s Memorial Health University Medical Center for 15 years before joining the MCG faculty in 2011. The 1982 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine has an MBA from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business.