AUC penalty phase set to begin
May 6, 2022 -- Will the U.S. government's requirement to use clinical decision support (CDS) to order advanced imaging scans finally become a reality? Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners ponders this question. Read More
Staffing costs continue to vex administrators in Q1 MICI data
May 5, 2022 -- Concerns about staffing costs continue to vex radiology administrators, according to data from the first quarter of 2022 in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Hospitals and radiology departments are facing both rising labor costs and staffing shortages. Read More
COVID-19 disproportionately affected poorer communities
May 2, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic had a greater negative effect on poorer communities, according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in New Orleans. Read More
Indigenous Americans face cancer screening access challenges
May 2, 2022 -- American Indian and Alaskan Native people have less easy access to screening for lung, colorectal, and breast cancer, according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in New Orleans. Read More
Is CTC being used effectively for colon cancer screening?
May 2, 2022 -- Utilization rates of CT colonography (CTC) are low, which prompts concern over whether patients at risk of colon cancer are getting the screening they need, according to a study published April 28 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Disparities found in inferior vena cava filter placement, removal
April 28, 2022 -- Significant inequities in placement and retrieval of inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) are evident for venous thromboembolism patients in the U.S., according to research published April 27 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
4 ways to set up a community CT lung cancer screening program
April 27, 2022 -- Researchers from rural Oregon are offering four ways to establish an effective low-dose CT lung cancer screening program in a community, according to a report published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Disparities remain in neuroimaging utilization for stroke
April 27, 2022 -- Although utilization of neuroimaging for ischemic stroke has increased sharply among Medicare patients, significant demographic disparities remain, according to research published April 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Provider relief fund reporting extensions are available
April 26, 2022 -- Is your radiology practice looking for an extension on the reporting requirements involved in receiving grants under the U.S. government's Provider Relief Funds program? If so, Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some guidance. Read More
Audits can help ensure LGBTQ inclusion in radiology
April 25, 2022 -- Diversity committees and audits to ensure LGBTQ participation can help lead to more inclusive and affirmative radiology departments, according to research published April 21 in Academic Radiology. Read More