Week in review: How 2024 Medicare MPFS Final Rule affects radiology | CT and children’s blood cancer risk | The end of the Road

Dear AuntMinnie Member, 

How will radiology be affected by the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule? You can find the answers in our most highly viewed article of the week. 

In a new column, Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners takes a deep dive into the Medicare reimbursement provisions and Medicare Quality Payment Program changes for 2024. She also discusses possible legislative remedies to the cuts – estimated by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service to be 2% for radiology, 4% in interventional radiology, 3% for nuclear medicine, and 2% in radiation oncology.  

You can access her article by clicking here or by visiting our Practice Management content area. 

Our second most highly viewed story reported on new research from Spain finding that children who undergo CT imaging have a higher risk of developing blood cancer. 

With RSNA 2023 now just days away, it’s also time to wrap up our preview content. In case you missed it, the final stops on our Road to RSNA preview offered overviews of what to expect in Chicago for MRI, Imaging Informatics, Molecular Imaging, Ultrasound, CT, and Digital X-Ray.  

Here’s the full list of our top 5 stories of the week: 

1. 2024 MPFS Final Rule includes payment reductions for radiology;

2. CT imaging increases children’s blood cancer risk;

3. CEM comparable to MRI in asymptomatic women;

4. Pandemic prompted an increase in negative mammograms; and

5. Do women prefer having female radiologists perform breast ultrasound? 


Erik L. Ridley 

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