RadNet broadens AI focus with acquisitions of Aidence, Quantib
January 24, 2022 -- Imaging services provider RadNet has acquired Dutch artificial intelligence (AI) software developers Aidence and Quantib in deals that the company hopes will enable wide-scale screening programs for lung and prostate cancer. Read More
How will Medicare payment changes impact your radiology practice?
January 20, 2022 -- Now that the final Medicare conversion factor for 2022 of $34.6062 has been established, we can analyze the real impact that radiology practices can expect this year. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers an analysis. Read More
Radiologists can help close gender pay gap
January 7, 2022 -- Radiology has one of the largest gender pay gaps in medicine, but proactive strategies can help close that gap and promote diversity and equality among professionals, according to an article published January 5 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
Patient background can impact follow-up of lung nodules
December 22, 2021 -- The demographic and socioeconomic factors of patients can influence whether incidental lung nodules found on chest CT are tracked appropriately, according to poster research presented at the recent RSNA 2021 meeting. Read More
A surprising consequence of the No Surprises Act
December 22, 2021 -- The federal No Surprises Act was designed to protect patients from receiving large medical bills outside of their insurance network. But unexpected fallout from the legislation is already occurring, according to Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners. Read More
Volume rebounds, but so do labor costs for imaging admins
December 21, 2021 -- Medical imaging volume continues to grow strongly as radiology recovers from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic. But rising labor costs are bedeviling radiology administrators, according to survey results for the fourth quarter of 2021 in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index. Read More
Radiologists among highest-paid medical specialists in 2021
December 17, 2021 -- The average annual salary for radiologists was $495,451, putting imaging specialists among the top 12 medical specialties in the U.S. for compensation, according to new survey data published by Doximity. Read More
Should interval chest CT findings affect timing of lung screening?
December 17, 2021 -- Should clinical information gleaned from interval diagnostic low-dose chest CT scans for lung cancer affect the timing of later rounds of lung screening? Perhaps, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2021 meeting. Read More
COVID-19 drives spike in U.S. healthcare spending
December 15, 2021 -- The U.S. government spent $4.1 trillion on healthcare in 2020, a growth rate of 9.7% that's twice the rate seen in 2019. The increase was driven by the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article published December 15 in Health Affairs. Read More
Congress passes bill that eases Medicare payment cuts to radiology
December 10, 2021 -- The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that will mitigate significant payment cuts to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that were to go into effect on January 1 -- and would have affected radiology reimbursement by more than 10%. Read More