How the new information blocking law will impact radiology
September 6, 2021 -- The U.S. government's new information blocking law carries serious penalties for noncompliance, and some of its provisions are easily triggered if your practice is not aware of them. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some tips for staying out of trouble. Read More
It's time to get started on Provider Relief Fund reporting
August 31, 2021 -- Did your practice receive Provider Relief Fund assistance from the U.S. government as part of its COVID-19 pandemic relief effort? If so, it's now time to report on your receipt of those funds, according to Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners. Read More
Just how diverse is academic radiology?
August 30, 2021 -- How diverse is academic radiology, both from gender and racial/ethnic standpoints? Things have gotten better over the past 30 years, but there's much room for improvement, according to a research letter published August 30 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
How can physician extenders benefit a radiology practice?
August 23, 2021 -- When considering the addition of physician extenders to your radiology practice, it is important to understand the differences among the various roles of these nonphysician providers. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some advice. Read More
Interventional radiologists are raking in more consulting fees
August 20, 2021 -- Consulting fees paid to interventional radiologists by industry sources grew sharply from 2014 and 2018, according to a study published August 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Can virtual reality improve the patient experience in MRI?
August 12, 2021 -- Having patients wear virtual reality goggles during their MRI exams could go a long way toward reducing their anxiety and claustrophobia during the scans, according to a study published August 11 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Outpatient imaging slowly recovered during pandemic
August 10, 2021 -- Outpatient imaging volume slowly recovered in New York during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic to prepandemic levels, but the decline in imaging was greater than its recovery, according to research published August 9 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
Nanox bids for Zebra Medical, telerad firm USARad
August 10, 2021 -- Digital x-ray developer Nanox is embarking on a spending spree, inking agreements to acquire artificial intelligence software firm Zebra Medical Vision for up to $200 million and teleradiology services provider USARad Holdings for $30 million. Read More
Radiologists have much to offer amid healthcare crisis
August 9, 2021 -- During a healthcare crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, radiologists have much to offer both patients and colleagues, according to an editorial published August 6 in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging. Read More
Racial disparities in mammography rose in Calif. during pandemic
August 6, 2021 -- Persistent low breast cancer screening volumes and racial disparities in mammography were seen in California during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research published August 6 in JAMA Oncology. Read More