Seven Takeaways from New Analysis of Malpractice Cases Involving Interventional Radiologists
Thirty-five percent of the interventional radiology malpractice cases involved vascular procedures and 26 percent of overall malpractice cases that went to trial resulted in plaintiff judgments with the average award being over $2 million.
The Reading Room: Information-Blocking and Interoperability Compliance
Matthew Michela, President and CEO of Life Image, discusses ONC information-blocking rules and strategies practices can take to ensure compliance.
CMS Suspends IDR Process of No Surprises Act After Federal Court Vacates IDR Fee Increase
The controversial Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) process of the No Surprises Act was temporarily suspended by the CMS on August 4 due to a federal court ruling that vacated a substantial administrative fee increase and batching rule from the CMS that reportedly curtailed challenges of claim reimbursement by radiologists and other providers.
The Reading Room: Artificial Intelligence: What RSNA 2020 Offered, and What 2021 Could Bring
Nina Kottler, M.D., chief medical officer of AI at Radiology Partners, discusses, during RSNA 2020, what new developments the annual meeting provided about these technologies, sessions to access, and what to expect in the coming year.
CMS Proposes Lift of Coverage Restrictions on PET Imaging for Alzheimer's Disease
Recognizing the advent of beta amyloid-targeted therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has proposed eliminating coverage restrictions that limit amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) scans to clinical trial participants and one amyloid PET scan per lifetime.
Another Perspective on NPPs in Radiology
The notion of non-physician practitioners (NPPs) attempting to do radiologist-level work is a very slippery slope and what this author refers to as the “bargaining” stage of grief.
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