CMS finalizes major cut in radiology reimbursement
December 8, 2020 -- Radiology will see a significant cut in Medicare reimbursement in 2021 if a new final rule is applied without a change to the budget neutrality requirement in the law. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers an analysis.  Discuss
Atlas resigns as White House COVID-19 adviser
December 1, 2020 -- Neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas on November 30 announced his resignation as an adviser on COVID-19 to the Trump administration. Atlas' four-month tenure in the position was marked by controversy due to statements he made in opposition to lockdown measures.  Discuss
New York neurorads share COVID-19 best practices
November 30, 2020 -- New York City has been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and neuroradiologists there were at times the first to identify the disease incidentally via imaging exams performed for other purposes, according to two presentations delivered on Monday at the virtual RSNA 2020 conference.  Discuss
Krupinski: Digital imaging contributes to radiologist burnout
November 29, 2020 -- Radiology's conversion to digital imaging has contributed to the feeling of burnout that many radiologists now experience, according to Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, of Emory University, the winner of the 2020 Minnies award for Most Influential Radiology Researcher. In this video interview, Krupinski discusses the factors that can contribute to radiologist burnout.  Discuss
Carlos: Radiologists should become more involved in patient care
November 29, 2020 -- Radiologists should work to reintegrate themselves into patient care, according to Dr. Ruth Carlos, the winner of the 2020 Minnies award for Most Effective Radiology Educator. Carlos, editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, discusses her career and her thoughts on where radiology is going with AuntMinnie.com.  Discuss
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 adviser 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