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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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).  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
2016 CPT radiology code changes: More bundling expected
October 15, 2015 -- Code bundling has become a commonly used tool for revising reimbursement levels for medical services believed to be over- or undervalued. Next year will bring a number of changes in CPT codes; in this article, Jeff Majchrzak of Panacea Healthcare Solutions offers guidance on how to navigate the changes.  Discuss