Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 3 January 6, 2016 -- In the third part of their series on back pain in sonographers, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben explain how to restore mobility in the middle back using thoracic spine stretches and exercises.
How have payment cuts affected outpatient imaging? December 29, 2015 -- Over more than a decade, radiology has been on the receiving end of at least 12 payment cuts through various instruments. These cuts have affected many aspects of patient care -- in particular, outpatient imaging, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2015 meeting.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 2 December 16, 2015 -- In the second part of their series on back pain in sonographers, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben examine the link between back pain and posture and offer some exercises to relieve your pain.
Socioeconomic factors affect patient care in radiology December 11, 2015 -- Racial, social, and economic disparities can negatively affect patient access to radiology -- and that's bad news not only for clinical outcomes, but also for a department's bottom line, according to research presented at the RSNA 2015 meeting.
How to optimize your reimbursement for image guidance December 11, 2015 -- In this article that continues our series by Carin Carlson of Healthcare Administrative Partners on how to optimize radiology documentation for maximum reimbursement potential, we address the two most important questions specific to imaging guidance in interventional radiology.
CMS shuffles the deck in 2016 hospital OPPS rules December 9, 2015 -- New Medicare payment rules for 2016 are chock full of changes for medical billing and coding specialists. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to tweak codes in its hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), according to Catherine Huyghe of Panacea Healthcare Solutions.
Overall imaging use has slowed -- but ED rates still high December 8, 2015 -- Despite an overall slowdown in the rate of noninvasive diagnostic imaging in other settings, imaging use rates have continued to increase in the emergency department (ED), according to a study presented at the RSNA 2015 meeting by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University.
Looking for a job? Focus on the interview December 7, 2015 -- Do you want to land your first job out of residency in an academic setting? Focus on the interview, clean up your social media profile, and pack some extra subspecialty training into your fourth year, according to a study published in Academic Radiology.