Is private equity really taking over radiology?
February 24, 2020 -- Private equity takeovers of physician practices have definitely increased over the past number of years, but the trend may not be as dramatic as it seems in radiology, according to a research letter published online on February 18 in JAMA. Read More
How can radiology help limit COVID-19 transmission?
February 21, 2020 -- The critical role of CT in diagnosing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has placed radiology at the frontline of disease management. Researchers discuss preemptive measures radiology departments can take to limit virus transmission in a February 19 article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Why the sizzling radiologist job market will stay hot
February 12, 2020 -- Some speculated a few years ago that the red-hot job market for radiologists wouldn't last. Several years later, radiologists are still enjoying one of the best job markets in the past two decades, and they often have a number of offers to choose from, according to Dan Corbett of Radiology Business Solutions. Read More
Walmart opens 2nd health clinic with imaging
February 10, 2020 -- Retail giant Walmart has further expanded its efforts to offer local communities a range of basic healthcare services -- including imaging -- with the opening of a second health center attached to another of its Georgia superstores. Read More
14 ways AI can improve the business of radiology
February 7, 2020 -- Business analytics based on artificial intelligence (AI) can create value for radiology practices by improving processes, optimizing resources, and enhancing workflow, according to an article published in the current issue of Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology. Read More
New study confirms stabilization of imaging use
February 6, 2020 -- The rate of noninvasive diagnostic imaging use among patients with private insurance has stabilized since a peak in 2008, reflecting a comparable trend among Medicare patients, according to a study published in the current issue of Radiology. Read More
Radiology mourns passing of Dr. David C. Levin
February 4, 2020 -- One of the pioneers of research on health services in radiology, Dr. David C. Levin, died on January 15. Levin was one of the first researchers to investigate issues related to turf battles and inappropriate utilization of imaging services and laid the academic groundwork for legislation that rolled back physician self-referral. He was 85. Read More
What the Medicare AUC, CDS mandate means for radiologists
February 4, 2020 -- After a long wait, Medicare in January finally started to implement its requirement that referring physicians order advanced imaging exams using appropriate use criteria (AUC) and clinical decision support (CDS). Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners unpacks what you need to know in this new article. Read More