Ballot Information on Nominee for ACRO Secretary-Treasurer (2017-2019)

William Noyes, MD, MBA (Incumbent, re-election)

Dr. Noyes received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota and did residency training in Internal Medicine at the Gunderson Clinic, La Crosse, WI, and in Radiation Oncology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI.  He also earned an MBA degree with an emphasis in health policy from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.  Dr. Noyes practices at the Cancer Center of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, with experience in Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brachytherapy, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Interstitial Prostate Implants and Intraoperative Radiotherapy.  He holds the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine.

 

Dr. Noyes’ Statement

I feel my qualification and experiences are well suited to continue with another term as ACRO’s Secretary-Treasurer.  Previously, I was a member of the ASTRO financial and treasury committee, which reviews the ASTRO budget and makes recommendations to the ASTRO board. This committee also reviews corporate investments and ensures an adequate return to achieve ASTRO’s mission and maintain its investment objectives.  I am a Past Chair of the ASTRO Committee for Utilization and Application of Codes (CUAC), which reviews all applicable CPT codes for radiation oncology and draft letters on behalf of ASTRO to support radiation oncology’s interests when changes were being proposed by either CMS/NCCI or insurance companies. I was the senior editor for the ASTRO Coding Guide for 3 sequential manuals.  I am Vice-Chair of the ACRO Government Relations & Economics Committee and have taken the lead in drafting models to ensure that ACRO remains a leader while reimbursement changes occur.  I hold an MBA degree in health policy, and I operate my own cancer center that includes radiation and medical oncology services.  In this capacity I have to implement budgets, oversee revenue and expenses, and review financials statements to ensure goals and objectives are achieved.  All these experiences will be very helpful to remaining as ACRO’s Secretary-Treasurer.