ACR 2017: Rads can take patient calls, keep privacy
May 22, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - With minimal effort and alias phone numbers, radiologists at the University of Pennsylvania devised a way to take calls from patients about their imaging results and not have the interactions interfere with off-hour activities, according to a study presented Sunday at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.
ACR 2017: Rads top list for Medicare patients served
May 22, 2017 -- So maybe this is why you feel so busy: Radiologists serve more Medicare beneficiaries per capita than any other medical specialty, according to a study being presented at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting in Washington, DC.
10 ways to destroy your radiology residency experience
May 18, 2017 -- Are you destroying your radiology residency experience without even knowing it? Dr. Barry Julius, founder of the website RadsResident.com, offers advice on how to make the most of your residency and avoid fatal mistakes that can ruin your experience.
MRI training improves performance, patient satisfaction
May 17, 2017 -- By training MRI technologists in advanced communication skills, outpatient imaging centers can improve equipment utilization, hourly scan rates, and patient satisfaction, all while avoiding the potential loss of business to competing facilities.
Is your practice ready for new decision-support rules?
May 16, 2017 -- New Medicare rules are coming in January 2018 that will require appropriate use criteria and clinical decision support to order advanced imaging services. Unfortunately, the onus will be on radiology practices to make sure the systems are used by their referring physicians, according to a new article from Healthcare Administrative Partners.
Increases in ED imaging use aren't across-the-board
May 15, 2017 -- The use of CT and MRI in the emergency department (ED) has grown over the past 20 years, but that growth varies from one disease to another, and it appears to be concentrated on a limited number of conditions, according to a study published online May 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
ABNs key when performing noncovered radiology services
May 12, 2017 -- What do you do if a patient needs an imaging service that isn't covered by Medicare? Whatever you do, make sure you have the patient sign an advance beneficiary notice of noncoverage (ABN), according to our latest column from Healthcare Administrative Partners.
MICI Q2: Political concerns cloud radiology outlook
May 11, 2017 -- Concerns about the political outlook in Washington, DC, and its effect on healthcare policy continue to weigh heavily on the minds of radiology administrators, if the most recent update to the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) is any indication.
Radiology is not immune to sexual harassment
May 10, 2017 -- As a specialty, radiology has historically had low rates of sexual harassment. But that doesn't mean the problem is resolved, according to a study published online April 28 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
U.S. House passes bill to repeal and replace ACA
May 4, 2017 -- The U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill gives states more control over the essential health services they cover, but it also raises the specter of large-scale disruption in insurance coverage, particularly for individuals with pre-existing conditions.