CMS to kill payment program for 'breakthrough' medical devices
September 14, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to kill its Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology program, which was developed under the Trump administration to accelerate Medicare reimbursement for "breakthrough" medical devices. Read More
Predatory journals rife in radiology
September 13, 2021 -- Beware of predators. That's a message some radiologists need to hear, especially those keen on becoming published authors, according to an article published September 8 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More
Immediately reading mammograms helps with workflow, disparities
September 10, 2021 -- Immediately reading screening mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced healthcare disparities while speeding up workflow, according to research published September 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Study calls for more women in top journal roles
September 8, 2021 -- Gender bias needs to be uprooted to open top roles to women at U.S. and international medical journals, according to a study published September 8 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
How the new information blocking law will impact radiology
September 6, 2021 -- The U.S. government's new information blocking law carries serious penalties for noncompliance, and some of its provisions are easily triggered if your practice is not aware of them. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some tips for staying out of trouble. Read More
It's time to get started on Provider Relief Fund reporting
August 31, 2021 -- Did your practice receive Provider Relief Fund assistance from the U.S. government as part of its COVID-19 pandemic relief effort? If so, it's now time to report on your receipt of those funds, according to Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners. Read More
Just how diverse is academic radiology?
August 30, 2021 -- How diverse is academic radiology, both from gender and racial/ethnic standpoints? Things have gotten better over the past 30 years, but there's much room for improvement, according to a research letter published August 30 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
How can physician extenders benefit a radiology practice?
August 23, 2021 -- When considering the addition of physician extenders to your radiology practice, it is important to understand the differences among the various roles of these nonphysician providers. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some advice. Read More
Interventional radiologists are raking in more consulting fees
August 20, 2021 -- Consulting fees paid to interventional radiologists by industry sources grew sharply from 2014 and 2018, according to a study published August 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Can virtual reality improve the patient experience in MRI?
August 12, 2021 -- Having patients wear virtual reality goggles during their MRI exams could go a long way toward reducing their anxiety and claustrophobia during the scans, according to a study published August 11 in Scientific Reports. Read More