Why your practice should accept electronic payments
December 10, 2018 -- It's hard to believe, but there are still some radiology practices that do not accept charge cards or e-check payments, instead accepting only paper checks by mail. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains why your practice should be taking electronic payments.  Discuss
U.S. healthcare spending growth slows in 2017
December 7, 2018 -- U.S. healthcare spending grew to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, for a growth rate of 3.9%, which is almost a percentage point lower than in 2016, according to an analysis from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published online December 6 in Health Affairs.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: Rad-Aid airship could take radiology to the skies
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Humanitarian organization Rad-Aid is hard at work on a novel concept -- a flying airship that would bring high-tech healthcare such as medical imaging to areas in need. We talk to Dr. Dan Mollura of Rad-Aid about this novel idea.  Discuss
Emergency CT use continues its exponential growth
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - The utilization rate of CT continues to soar in U.S. hospital emergency departments, with radiologists interpreting the majority of these exams. What does the trend say about the state of emergent CT? Researchers from Pennsylvania explored the question in a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: Dr. Andrew Rosenkrantz on payment reform
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - A big issue in radiology right now is payment reform. Is the fee-for-service way of paying for radiology services the best payment model, and what are some alternatives? We discuss these issues with Dr. Andrew Rosenkrantz of NYU Langone Health.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: How hot is the job market for radiologists?
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - The job market for radiologists is heating up. But what does that mean, and how long is it likely to last? We talk to Daniel Corbett, chief of business development at physician recruiting firm Radiology Business Solutions.  Discuss
How to make the most of Medicare payments
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - In an era of declining professional payments, how can radiologists maximize their Medicare reimbursements? By focusing their practices, according to research presented at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Burnout is real, but it can be mitigated
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Radiologist burnout is real, but there are simple ways to ease it, according to a talk given on Monday at the annual RSNA meeting. Small interventions can make a huge difference in the amount of stress a radiologist experiences.  Discuss
Future of radiology empowered by emerging technologies
November 25, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Radiology can once again situate itself at the center of patient care by embracing emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, RSNA 2018 President Dr. Vijay Rao said in her opening address. Radiologists must do their part to make this future a reality.  Discuss
Are patients fleeing high costs of hospital-based imaging?
November 14, 2018 -- Patients with high-deductible health plans are shopping around before they select an imaging provider -- and many may flee the higher costs of hospital-based departments in favor of independent facilities, according to an article published online November 9 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss