ICD-10 coding changes for 2021 that will impact radiologists
November 24, 2020 -- There are 490 new clinical modification codes in the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) that became effective on October 1, all of which are replacing existing codes. How will these new codes affect radiology? Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains.  Discuss
ACR unveils collaborative imaging research fund
November 24, 2020 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched the Fund for Collaborative Research in Imaging Grant, a new fund aimed at fostering innovative radiology research.
CMS issues final rule modernizing Stark law
November 20, 2020 -- Saying it is lifting the weight of "punishing bureaucracy" from the backs of physicians, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 20 announced its final rule implementing major changes to the Stark law, a set of federal rules that prohibit physicians from self-referral.  Discuss
41% of radiologists left at least 1 job over 4 years
November 18, 2020 -- In a new survey, 41% of radiologists in the U.S. left at least one job between 2014 and 2018, indicating that broader workforce trends may affect job-hopping, according to a study published November 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Atlas urges Michigan to 'rise up' against COVID-19 rules
November 16, 2020 -- Neuroradiologist and White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas is drawing criticism for statements he made on Twitter over the weekend urging Michigan residents to "rise up" against lockdown rules designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.  Discuss
Knowledge gap is an obstacle to AI implementation
November 10, 2020 -- Radiologists and radiographers are enthusiastic about incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into their practices, but they often lack knowledge about how to do so, according to a study published October 29 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
The 2020 election and radiology's future
November 3, 2020 -- As the U.S. anticipates the results of the 2020 presidential election, healthcare continues to be among the biggest concerns for the American people. But radiology also has much to be worried about, with an 11% cut in Medicare payments looming, according to Dhruv Chopra, CEO of Collaborative Imaging.  Discuss
You get what you pay for with Groupon scans
November 2, 2020 -- Wellness companies are marketing medical imaging scans directly to consumers as a way to assuage the "worried well" about their health. At the same time, internet-based services like Groupon enable consumers to leverage the power of volume for massive price discounts. Combine the two -- what could go wrong?  Discuss
Change in imaging use shows COVID-19's impact
October 30, 2020 -- A new analysis of imaging utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the outbreak's more severe impact on people of color and those of lower socioeconomic status, according to research published online ahead of print on October 29 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Patients fine with COVID-19 lung cancer screening delays
October 27, 2020 -- The majority of patients aren't concerned about delays in lung cancer screening with low-dose CT due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to survey results published October 22 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss