Medical imaging center CEO found guilty of healthcare fraud
July 6, 2021 -- The CEO of several Southern California-based medical imaging companies was found guilty on July 2 by a federal jury of running massive healthcare fraud through the state workers' compensation system. Read More
Adding decision support to spine imaging decreases opioid prescribing
July 6, 2021 -- Does adding epidemiological information regarding back conditions to spine imaging reports result in reduced opioid prescribing? It's possible, and the approach could be a relatively easy way to tackle the problem of opioid overuse, according to a study published June 30 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Provider Relief Fund reporting rules are released
July 6, 2021 -- The long-awaited guidance Provider Relief Fund reporting rules from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was just released. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains what it means. Read More
Public interest in mammograms decreased during COVID pandemic
June 28, 2021 -- While many medical societies recommend annual mammography screenings for women ages 40 and older, public interest in mammograms and breast cancer varies by geography and has been affected by COVID-19, according to two recent studies. Read More
4 ways radiology can enhance the patient experience
June 25, 2021 -- Patients are increasingly expecting more from their radiology experience. Paul Shumway of Novarad shares four suggestions for improving customer satisfaction in the COVID-19 era and beyond. Read More
Is there a role for deception in medical research?
June 24, 2021 -- Is there a role for deception -- most commonly, hiding the true purpose of a project -- in medical research? It depends, according to an article published June 22 in Academic Radiology in which researchers reviewed their experience with a 2017 radiology residency bias study that used the method. Read More
Prepare now for Medicare's AUC/CDS rules for imaging orders
June 23, 2021 -- Time is running out for radiology practices to ensure that they comply with Medicare's upcoming mandate for imaging exams to be ordered using appropriate use criteria (AUC) and clinical decision support (CDS). Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains what you should be doing now. Read More
What factors affect radiologists' mammography interpretations?
June 22, 2021 -- It's no secret that radiologists' interpretive accuracy on screening mammography can vary widely. But the particular factors that influence performance may come as a surprise, according to a study published June 22 in Radiology. Read More
Do radiologists need to manage patient expectations of AI?
June 22, 2021 -- As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be developed and incorporated into healthcare, radiologists should consider how the technology's promise is being presented to the public -- and manage their expectations about when it will be standard of care, according to an opinion published June 17 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
'Assistant' or 'associate'? ACR questions change in PA title
June 7, 2021 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released a statement opposing the American Academy of Physician Assistants' (AAPA) decision to change the professional title of organization members to "physician associate." Read More