Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Richard Duszak Jr. on changes in radiology December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Richard Duszak Jr., from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and Emory University, talks with AuntMinnie.com about the changing trends at RSNA 2014 and with radiology, such as the shift in focus from technology to patients and delivery systems.
Geographic variations don't necessarily signify imaging overuse December 2, 2014 -- Geographic variations in imaging use do not necessarily mean that these services are being overused, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Rather, other factors, such as how care is structured in a system and how physicians are paid, may come into play.
Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. David C. Levin on trends in radiology December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. David C. Levin from Thomas Jefferson University discusses important trends in radiology, particularly the new era of imaging price transparency and what it means for imaging facilities, with AuntMinnie.com at RSNA 2014.
ER imaging rates are up, but is that a bad thing? December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - In contrast to Medicare outpatient imaging trends, imaging use in the emergency department has continued to grow. But that may not be a bad thing, according to a presentation given on Sunday at the RSNA 2014 conference.
Innovation, patient-focused care can drive radiology November 30, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Combining radiology's historical strength in research and discovery with a new focus on patient care will position RSNA and radiology for the next 100 years of service to the world, RSNA President Dr. N. Reed Dunnick told attendees at the opening session of the society's 100th annual meeting.
Nonphysician providers order more imaging exams November 24, 2014 -- Nonphysician healthcare staff, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, are 30% more likely than primary care physicians to order imaging exams for patients, concludes a new study published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Payment cuts drive MRI to hospital outpatient setting November 24, 2014 -- The number of MRI scans performed in hospital outpatient imaging departments has surpassed the amount performed in private offices. The change is due in part to reimbursement cuts that have made private-office MRI considerably less economically viable, according to a study published online November 15 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Tips for coding percutaneous image-guided fluid collection November 24, 2014 -- There has been some confusion lately regarding several recent CPT codes added by the American Medical Association for percutaneous image-guided fluid collection. In his latest column, Jeff Majchrzak of Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides guidance for how to code these new procedures.