Emergency CT use continues its exponential growth
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - The utilization rate of CT continues to soar in U.S. hospital emergency departments, with radiologists interpreting the majority of these exams. What does the trend say about the state of emergent CT? Researchers from Pennsylvania explored the question in a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: Dr. Andrew Rosenkrantz on payment reform
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - A big issue in radiology right now is payment reform. Is the fee-for-service way of paying for radiology services the best payment model, and what are some alternatives? We discuss these issues with Dr. Andrew Rosenkrantz of NYU Langone Health.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: How hot is the job market for radiologists?
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - The job market for radiologists is heating up. But what does that mean, and how long is it likely to last? We talk to Daniel Corbett, chief of business development at physician recruiting firm Radiology Business Solutions.  Discuss
How to make the most of Medicare payments
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - In an era of declining professional payments, how can radiologists maximize their Medicare reimbursements? By focusing their practices, according to research presented at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Burnout is real, but it can be mitigated
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Radiologist burnout is real, but there are simple ways to ease it, according to a talk given on Monday at the annual RSNA meeting. Small interventions can make a huge difference in the amount of stress a radiologist experiences.  Discuss
Future of radiology empowered by emerging technologies
November 25, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Radiology can once again situate itself at the center of patient care by embracing emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, RSNA 2018 President Dr. Vijay Rao said in her opening address. Radiologists must do their part to make this future a reality.  Discuss
Are patients fleeing high costs of hospital-based imaging?
November 14, 2018 -- Patients with high-deductible health plans are shopping around before they select an imaging provider -- and many may flee the higher costs of hospital-based departments in favor of independent facilities, according to an article published online November 9 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Can local use guidelines reduce inappropriate imaging?
November 12, 2018 -- Imaging utilization rules based on national guidelines may not cover all clinical circumstances. Appropriate use criteria based on local best practices can fill this gap, however, and help avoid inappropriate imaging, according to research published online November 7 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Site-neutral payments are coming to Medicare in 2019
November 6, 2018 -- The U.S. Medicare system in 2019 will officially move toward a site-neutral payment policy in which healthcare providers will be paid the same by Medicare for clinic visits, regardless of where the service took place, according to a final rule issued November 2. The rule upends longstanding Medicare policy in which healthcare payments varied based on the setting.  Discuss
MICI Q4: Imaging managers hope for strong finish to 2018
November 5, 2018 -- Managers of radiology departments and imaging centers are hoping for a strong finish to 2018, based on data and comments in the fourth quarter of the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Still, nagging questions remain about reimbursement from Medicare and private payors.  Discuss