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January 20th 2023
Noting the significant administrative fees for the Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) process of the No Surprises Act and onerous restrictions that have led to a nearly “non-existent” use of batching of disputed claims in radiology, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has sent formal recommendations to the United States Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury for addressing these issues.
October 24th 2022
September 6th 2022
Medicare Claims Study Shows Increasing Utility of PAs and NPs in Radiology PracticesAugust 23rd 2022
In a new study comparing 2017 and 2019 Medicare claims submission data, researchers noted a 40 percent increase in evaluation and management (E&M) services, and a 74 percent increase in imaging services performed by radiology-employed nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs).
Lung Cancer Screening Study Says Significant Disparities Persist Despite Expanded EligibilityAugust 9th 2022
While recent recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to lower lung cancer screening thresholds significantly expanded eligibility for screening tests such as low-dose computed tomography (CT), differences in education, health-care insurance and proximity to health-care facilities continue to be key drivers of racial and socioeconomic disparities limiting access to appropriate preventive care.
Radialis Garners FDA 510(k) Clearance for Portable PET DeviceJuly 19th 2022
Offering images of high spatial resolution and a small system footprint, the new positron emission tomography (PET) modality from Radialis may facilitate enhanced imaging of emerging radiotracer agents and key biomarkers in targeted organs.
Talk About the Elephant in the Room Before it Tramples Your Radiology GroupJuly 18th 2022
While the status of incentives, such as yearly bonuses or partnership track aspirations, can be a tricky conversation, ignoring it can be the tipping point for a radiologist’s exit to another practice.
Large Post-Mammography Study Shows Significant Racial and Ethnic Disparities with Breast Biopsy DelaysJune 23rd 2022
Forty-eight percent of Asian women, 43.3 percent of Black women and 42.8 percent of Hispanic women did not have a biopsy 30 days after abnormal findings on mammography, according to newly published research.
Combatting Workplace Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Radiology CommunityJune 23rd 2022
Recognizing the significant potential for workplace injuries in the radiology field, these authors discuss the proactive benefits of optimal positioning and disruptions of static posture as well as a heightened management awareness of ergonomic solutions and potential issues in maneuvering mobile imaging units.
Iodinated Contrast Media Shortage: Practical Solutions and Applications in RadiologyJune 21st 2022
As the iodinated contrast media shortage continues to have a significant adverse effect on radiology, these authors assess the pros and cons of emerging strategies and imaging alternatives.
GE Healthcare to Resume 'Close to 100 Percent' Production of Iodinated Contrast Media Products This WeekJune 2nd 2022
The resumed production of GE Healthcare’s Omnipaque products is a welcome development for radiologists scrambling to come up with alternative dosing and imaging options in the past month during the temporary shortage of iodinated contrast media.
Assessing the Benefits of Mobile X-Ray ImagingMay 26th 2022
As imaging volume continues to escalate for radiologists, more and more health-care facilities are turning to mobile imaging for increased efficiencies and benefits for patient care.
PE Triage Platform from RapidAI Receives FDA 510(k) ClearanceMay 25th 2022
The new artificial intelligence-powered software reportedly helps detect central pulmonary embolism (PE) on computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) images and streamlines communication among interventional teams to bolster treatment outcomes.
Cyberattacks: What Radiology IT Departments Must Do NowMay 3rd 2022
Proactive cybersecurity measures are essential to safeguard against the increasing threat of cyberattacks that can erode patient confidence, completely disrupt health-care practices, and potentially cost over a million dollars in network costs, downtime, and lost revenue.
Social Media 2.0: An Emerging Space for Radiology EducationApril 20th 2022
The enhanced immediacy, peer-to-peer interaction and networking capabilities of social media platforms, particularly newer vehicles such as Instagram and TikTok, may help reinvent educational models in radiology.