Mahoney encourages redefining radiology
November 29, 2021 -- Radiology needs to use the lessons it has learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to redefine itself as a value-based, service-oriented specialty, according to the president's address by Dr. Mary Mahoney in the opening session Sunday afternoon at RSNA 2021. Read More
CMS releases 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule
November 22, 2021 -- The release of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule for 2022 contains few changes from the rule proposed earlier this year. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners helps explain what's new. Read More
Lifting the gloom: 10 tips on how to spread workplace joy
November 18, 2021 -- Does your work atmosphere feel joyful? Is your department overflowing with positive energy? If not, authors in the European Journal of Radiology have offered advice on creating joy in the workplace. Read More
CMS proposes expanded payment for CT lung cancer screening
November 17, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 17 released a proposed update to its low-dose CT lung cancer screening guideline that would start paying for exams starting at age 50, five years younger than under its current policy. Read More
Lung cancer survival up, but not necessarily for minorities
November 16, 2021 -- A new report released November 16 by the American Lung Association (ALA) has found that although overall lung cancer survival rates have improved, survival remains lower among those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Read More
Report: Reimbursement drives adoption of AI software for stroke
November 15, 2021 -- The start in 2020 of Medicare payments for artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect large-vessel occlusion stroke on CT scans has precipitated a sharp increase in utilization, according to a new report from group purchasing organization Vizient. Read More
5 ways radiologists can contribute to population health management
November 8, 2021 -- Radiologists have much to contribute to the improvement of patient outcomes through sound population health management efforts, according to a review published November 3 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Understanding dispute resolution under 'surprise billing' rules
November 5, 2021 -- In September, long-awaited regulations that will govern details of the No Surprises Act were issued and were met with displeasure by healthcare providers. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains. Read More
ICD-10 coding changes your radiology practice should know
November 4, 2021 -- What updates that affect radiology practices have been made to the International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) coding system? We talked to Erin Stephens, client manager of education at Healthcare Administrative Partners, about the recent changes. Read More
Release of final Medicare payment rates raises ire of physician groups
November 2, 2021 -- A number of healthcare groups are protesting final rules on Medicare 2022 payment released late on November 2 by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services. The rules lock in a number of payment cuts for healthcare providers. Read More