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.
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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.
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.