Video from RSNA 2019: How to prevent burnout in radiology
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Physician burnout has become a commonplace problem throughout healthcare, but it's particularly pernicious in radiology. Learn how to recognize the signs of burnout -- and how to prevent it -- with this interview with Dr. Mikhail Higgins of Boston Medical Center.  Discuss
Human connection is key to progress in radiology
December 1, 2019 -- CHICAGO - In a medical world moving at ever-increasing speeds and making greater demands, it will require a conscious effort on the part of individual radiologists to create a culture of patient interaction and keep humanity at the forefront of the specialty, RSNA 2019 President Dr. Valerie Jackson said in her opening address.  Discuss
Canon launches spectral CT, digital PET/CT at RSNA
December 1, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A new wide-area spectral CT scanner with data reconstruction based on artificial intelligence, a new fully digital PET/CT scanner, and enhancements in ultrasound, MRI, and interventional imaging are among the highlights in the RSNA 2019 booth of Canon Medical Systems USA.  Discuss
How Medicare's final rule for 2020 will affect radiologists
November 21, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released the annual changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in its final rule that contains not only adjustments to Medicare reimbursement but also revisions to the Quality Payment Program for 2020 and beyond. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners unpacks the rule.  Discuss
Could cash for call be a cure for burnout?
November 15, 2019 -- In the neurointerventional field, burnout is common, and it negatively affects both physicians and patients, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. But it could be mitigated with one simple solution: cash compensation for additional call.  Discuss
Survey finds high burnout levels among radiology staff
November 6, 2019 -- New research has found that radiologic technologists and imaging directors on average expressed only "moderate" satisfaction with their jobs, while almost all technologists reported some level of burnout. Lack of patient preparation and patient information was one of the top sources of frustration.  Discuss
CMS final rule for MPFS could cost radiology $5B
November 5, 2019 -- Radiologists could lose approximately $5 billion over the next 10 years if the final rule issued November 1 by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for 2020 stands, an American College of Radiology spokesperson said.  Discuss
Do payouts influence mammography guidelines?
November 5, 2019 -- Do financial conflicts of interest influence clinical practice guidelines or society recommendations for screening mammography? Not really, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Pa. law rewrites rules on patient notification
October 30, 2019 -- A Pennsylvania law going into effect in December will rewrite the rules on when patients should be notified about abnormalities detected on their imaging exams. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners discusses the impact the legislation may have on radiology.  Discuss
What radiologists need to know about upcoming ICD-10 changes
October 29, 2019 -- If you're fond of terms like "probable," "suspected," or "questionable," in your radiology reports, you might want to reconsider. These words are on a list of terms that will be discouraged under the 2020 update to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), according to Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners.  Discuss