How to fix the 'boys' club' in interventional radiology
October 17, 2018 -- Is interventional radiology a "boys' club" dominated by men? That's the suggestion of a new survey that found women make up a small minority of interventional radiologists and often experience various types of harassment, according to a paper in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Calif. imaging center CEO arrested in $284M fraud scheme
October 11, 2018 -- The CEO of a group of Southern California imaging center companies has been arrested on charges that he ran an elaborate kickback scheme, in which doctors were paid for patient referrals within the state workers' compensation system.  Discuss
Cancer death disparities linked to poverty, lifestyle
October 9, 2018 -- Yale researchers have found that disparities in cancer death rates are linked to poverty and lifestyle factors across the U.S. The factors may provide public health experts with specific targets for potentially reducing such disparities, the researchers said.  Discuss
A review of ACR comments on MPFS proposed rule for 2019
October 8, 2018 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently issued its review of the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for 2019. In a new column, Richard Morris of Healthcare Administrative Partners unpacks the overview.  Discuss
Ergonomic training may help sonographers avoid MSK injury
October 3, 2018 -- A short ergonomic training session can help sonographers learn to reduce their grip force on the ultrasound transducer, which could translate into fewer work-related musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  Discuss
Did VA hospitals cancel valid radiology orders to clear backlog?
October 2, 2018 -- Hospitals in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system may have canceled valid orders for radiology scans as part of an effort to clear a massive backlog of outdated imaging requests, according to an October 1 article from USA Today.  Discuss
Why out-of-network balance billing laws are important
October 1, 2018 -- New Jersey is the latest state to pass legislation that will affect the amount a radiology practice can collect from patients whose insurance is not accepted by the practice. In a new column, Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains how these out-of-network balance billing laws can affect radiology practices.  Discuss
Mentoring, work hours affect residency decisions
September 21, 2018 -- Factors such as the influence of a mentor and flexible work hours influence whether medical students decide to pursue an interventional radiology or diagnostic radiology residency, according to a study published online September 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology residents less prone to burnout
September 18, 2018 -- Across a range of specialties, radiology residents tend to be less prone to burnout, with just over a third reporting symptoms of the condition, according to a study published in the September 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. But when it comes to regretting their career choice, they're higher on the list.  Discuss
How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology
September 17, 2018 -- How will the 2019 proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule impact radiology practices? In a new column, Richard Morris of Healthcare Administrative Partners unpacks the rule and explains how it may affect your operations.  Discuss