You get what you pay for with Groupon scans
November 2, 2020 -- Wellness companies are marketing medical imaging scans directly to consumers as a way to assuage the "worried well" about their health. At the same time, internet-based services like Groupon enable consumers to leverage the power of volume for massive price discounts. Combine the two -- what could go wrong? Read More
Change in imaging use shows COVID-19's impact
October 30, 2020 -- A new analysis of imaging utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the outbreak's more severe impact on people of color and those of lower socioeconomic status, according to research published online ahead of print on October 29 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Patients fine with COVID-19 lung cancer screening delays
October 27, 2020 -- The majority of patients aren't concerned about delays in lung cancer screening with low-dose CT due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to survey results published October 22 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
CT volume yet to rebound to pre-COVID-19 levels
October 23, 2020 -- The volume of CT studies performed in the U.S. has recovered since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as of the end of September, it was still far below prepandemic expectations, according to registry study data published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Can radiologists effectively bill for COVID-19-related costs?
October 19, 2020 -- Radiologists have a new tool available to allow them to recover some of the added costs related to safety precautions taken during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners. Read More
MICI Q4: Radiology volume rebounds after COVID-19
October 16, 2020 -- Radiology administrators and business managers are reporting that imaging exam volumes have rebounded since their nadir during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). But uncertainty still abounds as the fallout from the outbreak continues. Read More
Federal provider relief programs are continuously changing
October 15, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic spawned many programs designed to assist medical practices. The terms and conditions of many of the various relief programs have changed since they were first introduced, and Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners helps explain recent changes. Read More
Radiologists do well as COVID-19 patient family liaisons
October 7, 2020 -- During the COVID-19 pandemic, radiologists have performed well as front-line liaisons between inpatient providers and patients' family members, according to a study published October 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More