Imaging for substance use disorder increasing in ED
October 2, 2019 -- The use of imaging in the emergency department (ED) to diagnose conditions related to substance use disorder is increasing -- particularly for MRI, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
How to keep your radiology practice independent
September 25, 2019 -- In the face of widespread consolidation among radiology practices, what's the best way for a group to survive if it wants to remain independent? In a new article, Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some tips.  Discuss
ProScan accused of submitting fraudulent MRI claims
September 17, 2019 -- A whistleblower lawsuit has alleged that Cincinnati-based imaging services provider ProScan submitted thousands of reimbursement claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare for MRI interpretations that were performed by physician assistants instead of radiologists.  Discuss
Nonphysicians rarely interpret imaging -- except x-ray
September 13, 2019 -- Nonphysician providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants are playing a bigger role in providing imaging-guided procedures across the U.S. But they seldom interpret diagnostic images, according to a study published online September 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
6 ways social media can help breast radiologists
September 10, 2019 -- Breast radiologists have the opportunity to interact with patients in ways other radiologists may not, and social media can help them communicate their value to patients, referring physicians, and the larger community, according to an article published in the September issue of the Journal of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Racial bias affects radiology residency letters
September 9, 2019 -- Racial bias continues to dog radiology, particularly in letters of recommendation for medical students applying to residency programs, according to a study published online September 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
JAMA: Medical imaging use rates continue to rise
September 3, 2019 -- Medical imaging utilization continues to rise -- especially for advanced imaging exams such as CT and MRI -- despite efforts to curb its growth, according to a study published online September 3 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
How to get feedback on your MIPS performance
August 30, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that clinicians who participated in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018 can access their 2018 performance feedback by logging in to the Quality Payment Program website. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners analyzes what this means for imaging providers.  Discuss
ED physicians inconsistent when ordering imaging exams
August 28, 2019 -- Emergency department (ED) physicians are inconsistent in how they order imaging exams, and this variation could lead to unnecessary imaging studies and unnecessary patient exposure to radiation, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Is radiology corporatization positive or negative?
August 20, 2019 -- Corporatization in radiology is increasing, and whether it is a positive or negative trend remains to be seen, according to a white paper published August 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss