Change buys National Decision Support Company
January 18, 2018 -- In a bid to advance its goal of providing evidence-based clinical intelligence at the point of care, healthcare information systems company Change Healthcare has purchased clinical decision-support software firm National Decision Support Company.  Discuss
Report: Burnout is prevalent among U.S. physicians
January 17, 2018 -- A new report on burnout among physicians indicates that the condition is prevalent in the U.S., with more than 40% of doctors reporting feelings of burnout. Among medical specialties, radiologists reported burnout rates that were slightly higher than the average for all physicians.  Discuss
Doctors may be ordering too many coronary interventions
January 16, 2018 -- Physicians may be ordering too many percutaneous coronary intervention procedures by overestimating the degree of coronary stenosis in angiograms, according to a study from China published January 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Geography, lack of specialization hinder imaging access
January 5, 2018 -- Counties that are poor and rural are less likely to have access to a radiologist who accepts Medicare patients than counties that are richer and urban. These same counties are also less likely to have access to subspecialized radiologists, according to a study published online January 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology
December 29, 2017 -- Is your radiology practice up-to-date on requirements for coding interventional radiology procedures? If not, you may not be getting all the reimbursement you're entitled to. In this new article from Healthcare Administrative Partners, Chief Revenue Officer Rebecca Farrington offers some tips.  Discuss
Does US performed by ED docs generate further imaging?
December 26, 2017 -- Does ultrasound performed by emergency physicians generate further imaging as radiologists work up suspicious findings first detected by their colleagues in the emergency department (ED)? Researchers from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute took on this question at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices
December 21, 2017 -- Are you ready for new revisions to current procedural terminology (CPT) codes set to take effect in the Medicare system in 2018? Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners helps you get up to speed in this new article.  Discuss
JACR: Rads want more help with point-of-care ultrasound
December 21, 2017 -- Radiologists would like more support from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for point-of-care ultrasound, according to an analysis of data from the ACR's 2017 workforce survey published December 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiologists are losing control of musculoskeletal US
December 19, 2017 -- Radiologists had a market share of less than 40% for musculoskeletal ultrasound exams in the U.S. in 2015, down from 65% in 2003, indicating they could be losing control of the modality, according to a study published online December 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS?
December 15, 2017 -- Is your radiology group considering joining a virtual group to comply with provisions of Medicare's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? While virtual groups may sound attractive, they have a number of drawbacks you need to consider, according to Rebecca Farrington, chief revenue officer at Healthcare Administrative Partners.  Discuss