Low-value care occurs less often in Medicare Advantage plans
September 9, 2022 -- Patients covered by the Medicare Advantage program appear to have lower rates of low-value healthcare -- including medical imaging exams -- compared to traditional Medicare, according to a study published September 9 in JAMA Health Forum. Read More
Advanced practice providers can handle US-guided FNA neck biopsies
September 9, 2022 -- Advanced practice providers can perform ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies comparably to interventional radiologists, according to research published September 6 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Read More
Insurance coverage for prostate MRI is inconsistent across the U.S.
September 9, 2022 -- Insurance coverage for prostate MRI is inconsistent across the U.S., which may contribute to unequal access to the technology for patients, according to a study published September 7 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Feedback to referring doctors can reduce MSK imaging overuse
September 7, 2022 -- Giving referring physicians feedback on their exam request patterns reduced the number of unnecessary musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging exams ordered by about 10%, according to research from Australia published September 6 in JAMA. Read More
Resident performance should point to exam success
September 6, 2022 -- When it comes to predicting success on the American Board of Radiology (ABR) qualifying exam, more emphasis should be on resident performance rather than prior standardized testing results, says an editorial published August 30 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Coding and documentation for arterial embolization
September 6, 2022 -- Arterial catheter embolization is an interventional radiology procedure that requires detailed documentation to maximize coding and reimbursement. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains how to do it. Read More
Unseen side of imaging: Compassion fatigue, moral injury, and PTSD
August 31, 2022 -- The endurance of the human body, mind, and spirit is amazing. It's what allows us to continue to perform our roles and responsibilities, to a point -- but we all have a breaking point. Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny of 3DR Labs explain how this is affecting radiologic technologists. Read More
Burnout common among private-practice radiologist leaders
August 26, 2022 -- One out of three radiologist leaders in private practices are experiencing burnout, often because of difficulties in managing stress, according to research published online August 24 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
Small patient samples may affect accuracy of radiology research
August 25, 2022 -- Research into the effectiveness of diagnostic imaging tests may be affected by small patient populations, a phenomenon that could affect the accuracy of the findings, suggests a new study published August 25 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Nonphysician providers find growing role in radiology practices
August 23, 2022 -- Nonphysician practitioners are increasingly being employed by radiology practices -- they're taking on more work, according to research published August 22 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More