The Numbers in Radiology
To run your practice well, you need to know your practice well.
Radiologists Can Help Put Fear of Radiation in Perspective
Radiologists need to play their part in educating the public about radiation.
How Do We Determine The Radiologist’s Value?
Our original measurement of productivity no longer defines how useful we are.
The CMS Data - Should I Laugh or Cry?
Radiology might not be the best way to make a buck, but its rewards come in all shapes and sizes.
Strengthen Your Radiology Technical Partner Relationship: 3 Strategies
Here are three simple ways you can strengthen your relationship with your practice's technical partners.
How to Do Peer Review in Radiology
Peer review can help radiologists improve. Here are some methods for peer review and solutions for barriers your group may face.
The Importance of Peer Review and Metrics
Every imaging facility should have a solid peer review system, and peer review data should be used in the careful development of quality metrics in radiology performance.
Radiologists Should Adopt Checklists
Patient checklists are gaining popularity, and they are a no-brainer for radiologists to improve safety and efficiency. Look into them.
Be The Change
Making changes in radiology can happen one step -- and one provider -- at a time.
Even Radiology Needs A Playbook
Just like any other team, radiology practices could benefit from a manual to keep provider preferences and practices organized.
Rethinking Radiology Board Recertification
Is recertification essential or a waste of time? Either way, the process isn’t trusted, and needs greater depth and validation for it to truly measure quality.
Develop a Retirement Policy for Your Radiology Group
Radiology practices often have no formal plan for members facing retirement. Here’s what to consider when developing a policy to avoid confusion.
How Millennials Will Change – and Save – Medicine
The Millennials entering the workforce today easily integrate the use of technology into their lives. We must adopt and adapt to this new world.
Develop a System for Work Distribution
Radiologist hate feeling like they’re doing most of the work. The solution? Develop a work distribution system. Here are three options.
March Madness in Radiology: the Push for ACOs
Another kind of March Madness is happening in healthcare as we see a rush to implement accountable care organizations. Radiology needs to be an active player.
The Superpowers - and Limitations - of Radiologists
The invisible gorilla study was about appreciating my abilities and limitations. The more I read, the more focused I become, but I don’t want to miss any gorillas.
Lessons for Radiology from the Service Industry
Many businesses offer cash-payment discounts, or charge more for quicker access and ideal scheduling. Radiology could do the same for the sake of efficiency.
Identifying the Right Equipment for the Imaging Study
Ensuring studies are performed on the right equipment reduces call backs and boosts satisfaction, reinforcing the radiologist’s value to the health care team.
Radiologists Should Act on Appropriateness Decisions
Are we willing and ready to be active in making appropriateness decisions? We need to act now if we want it done properly.
Look Out for CMS’s Place of Service Code Changes
In April 2013, CMS will require outpatient service place of service codes to match technical component POS codes. Incorrect coding will reduce 2013 Medicare payments.
Radiologists, Don’t Get Sidelined Like the NFL Refs
Radiologists risk being thought of like NFL referees - not needed. Avoid marginalization by staying informed and emphasizing your role in quality and safety.
Set Up an Effective Way to Communicate with Referrers
Communication often takes the back seat, but you must have a robust process for ensuring you're connecting with your referring physicians.
Dispelling Misperceptions in Radiology
The idea that radiology is to blame for delays in the ER is just one misperception we face. We should dispel these beliefs about and within our specialty.
Know Your Role as Supervising Physician for Imaging Services
How well do you know your role as a supervising physician in your outpatient imaging facility? Remember you’re on the hook, so here’s what to do before CMS compliance comes knocking.
Consider the Pros and Cons of Patient Empowerment
Providing patients more information doesn’t have to be an all or nothing approach. We should offer greater information and let them decide.
Set Expectations Through Communication
Do you want your radiology department or practice to run to your liking? Here’s how.
Be Smart About Electronic Communications
Radiologists can benefit from sharing information electronically, but here are a few reminders about keeping it professional.
Renegotiating Contracts: What Radiology Groups Should Consider
Here are a few pointers for renegotiating your contracts.
Why Giving Patients Access to Radiology Results Matters
At a time when technology rules, radiologists can be early adopters of this philosophy to deliver better care to their patients.
The Affordable Care Act's Potential Impact on Radiology
The health reform law's constitutionality will soon be decided, and radiology may be dramatically impacted by that decision.
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