10 ways to build relationships with referring physicians
November 18, 2015 -- Referrals are the lifeblood of every successful private radiology center. But how does a center gain referrals and then keep them? You need more than just clinical competence, according to radiology marketing expert Kyle Bolton of Vital Signs.
Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting
November 13, 2015 -- A radiologist was among a number of healthcare providers arrested by investigators in Southern California in connection with an alleged scam that defrauded the state workers' compensation system of $25 million in improper claims.
Living Pain Free: Sonographer back pain, part 1
November 12, 2015 -- In this new series of articles, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben will look at the "seven sins" that cause back issues and show you what to do to reduce -- and in the majority of cases eliminate -- back pain for good.
Yelp reveals what patients value about imaging services
November 11, 2015 -- The online consumer ratings website Yelp.com isn't just for restaurant reviews: Patients are using it to grade their imaging center experiences, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
The price is wrong? Residents unclear on cost of imaging
November 6, 2015 -- Bob Barker might be horrified, but radiology trainees have limited knowledge of the costs of commonly performed imaging studies. The finding is bad news in a healthcare environment in which physicians are increasingly expected to help curb expenditures, according to a new study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Fla. judge tosses suit over transvaginal US scans
November 2, 2015 -- A lawsuit filed by former students at a college in Florida who claimed they were forced to perform transvaginal ultrasound scans on each other as part of their sonographer training has been thrown out by a federal judge.
Geography may be key to balancing radiologist workforce
October 29, 2015 -- Should the number of radiologist trainees be reduced to address an oversupply in the workforce? Not so fast, say the authors of a new paper in Radiology. They believe that correcting geographic imbalances could be a more effective strategy than a broad-based reduction in resident training spots.
MICI Q4: Radiology administrator confidence builds
October 22, 2015 -- Radiology administrators continue to show growing confidence in their business prospects, according to the latest data from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).
Preparing for ICD-10: Documentation for fractures
October 19, 2015 -- In the second article in our series designed to assist radiologists with the transition to ICD-10-CM, Carin Carlson of Healthcare Administrative Partners takes a look at how the new codes apply to the documentation of fractures.
No need to panic: Malpractice suit rates remain stable
October 16, 2015 -- The fear of being hit with a malpractice suit is an ongoing source of anxiety for radiologists, especially breast imagers. But the number of radiology malpractice claims has remained relatively stable over the past decade -- and most do not result in payments, says a new study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.