Dear AuntMinnie Member,
A lawsuit filed by insurer UnitedHealthcare against Radiology Partners (RP) was the big story in radiology this week. Centering around an RP-affiliated practice in Texas that had a longstanding contract with United for highly favorable terms, the complaint involves allegations of pass-through billing and tens of millions of dollars of allegedly fraudulent payments.
RP said, however, that United's claims are without merit. You can get all of the details in our recent article.
In other news in our Imaging Leaders Community, first-quarter data is in from the MarkeTech's Medical Imaging Confidence Index. Read our coverage to find out how radiology administrators feel about the year ahead.
ChatGPT in radiology
Stories on ChatGPT have been enthusiastically received lately among AuntMinnie.com's readership, so it's no surprise that an article on the chatbot's promise for providing decision support was the second most highly viewed article this week.
However, ChatGPT's reliability was called into question in another recent study. After researchers asked ChatGPT to generate five radiology research articles, they found significant problems with four of them. And even though the fifth was well-written, it included fictitious references.
Stop by our Artificial Intelligence Community to stay up to date on the topic.
We've also been busy this week providing virtual coverage of the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) in Honolulu. Our top articles featured presentations on the following:
- PET/CT is key to imaging patients with prostate cancer
- Ultrasound elastography quality matters for predicting liver disease
- 3D slice-to-volume MRI can help to accurately describe and measure the fetal optic pathway
- 3D printing and 4D flow MRI can aid atrial fibrillation treatment
Stay tuned for more coverage from ARRS 2023.