Blend form and function in capital projects, expert advises
August 2, 2021 -- With future capital projects, managers need to consider both the physical components of a piece of equipment and its big-picture integration for efficient patient care, staffing, and throughput, according to an August 2 talk at the 2021 AHRA meeting. Read More
For practice success, brush up on your coding
August 2, 2021 -- In the busy day to day of radiology practice, it can be difficult to keep track of key details such as exam coding. Attendees received some tips in an August 1 session at the AHRA conference in Nashville, TN. Read More
Go for gold in continuous performance improvement
August 2, 2021 -- The need to improve performance in healthcare has never been greater: Customers expect more, good employees are hard to find, staff is having to do more with less, and competition is intensifying, according to an August 1 presentation at the 2021 AHRA meeting in Nashville, TN. Read More
Regulatory complexity challenges radiology administrators
August 1, 2021 -- Navigating a radiology department through the many federal regulatory hurdles it faces takes a particular kind of persistence, according to an August 1 presentation at the 2021 AHRA meeting in Nashville, TN. Read More
Healthcare simulation can yield care improvements in radiology
August 1, 2021 -- Healthcare simulation can help radiology departments to understand -- and address -- safety, quality, and efficiency issues for a variety of applications, according to a presentation on August 1 at the 2021 AHRA meeting in Nashville, TN. Read More
Radiology can deliver quality, affordable care with some cleanup
August 1, 2021 -- Redesigning workflow and eliminating wasteful practices can enable radiology departments to provide the highest quality care while remaining financially stable, according to a presentation on August 1 at the AHRA annual meeting. Read More
Out-of-pocket costs may block women from breast MRI
July 30, 2021 -- The threat of out-of-pocket costs from breast MRI may negatively affect women at greater risk of breast cancer, blocking their access to needed care, according to a study published July 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read More
Proposed Medicare rule would likely bring radiology reimbursement cuts
July 30, 2021 -- Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners reviews the proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2022 and assesses their potential impact on radiology reimbursement. Read More
Women in rural areas face barriers in breast cancer screening
July 28, 2021 -- Women living in rural areas face multiple barriers to effective breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment, according to research published July 22 in Preventive Medicine. Read More
CT lung cancer screening guidelines are changing
July 27, 2021 -- Commercial insurance companies are already beginning to expand their payment policies toward CT lung cancer screening, even though a recent proposal by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has not yet been adopted. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains. Read More