Is your practice at risk of a malpractice claim?
August 16, 2018 -- Medical malpractice claims that allege radiological errors are common: In fact, radiology is No. 2 on a list of medical specialties most likely to be sued, according to a report released on August 14 by medical liability insurer Coverys. Fortunately, there are several simple ways your practice can protect itself.  Discuss
8 ways to combat radiologist burnout
August 7, 2018 -- Burnout rates among radiologists have climbed rapidly in recent years, posing a threat to patient care. Fortunately, there are a number of strategies radiologists and radiology practices can take to prevent or treat this dangerous condition, according to a report published online August 1 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
New MICI numbers tread water for 3rd quarter of 2018
August 6, 2018 -- Radiology administrators don't expect any major changes on the horizon when it comes to their business prospects, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). However, there was a decline in confidence that healthcare facilities would have access to capital.  Discuss
MRI quality training comes up short
August 3, 2018 -- A study conducted by Irish and Saudi researchers into opinions and attitudes among MRI professionals has revealed that radiographers have a low participation rate in quality assurance testing and may rely too heavily on equipment vendors for ongoing scanner performance.  Discuss
Are radiologists getting paid less for working harder?
July 31, 2018 -- A new survey of physician compensation and productivity found that median annual compensation for radiologists in the U.S. declined by more than 3% last year, while their productivity edged up. Still, radiologists remain among the highest-paid medical specialists.  Discuss
CMS proposes 'site-neutral' payments for outpatient, hospital clinic visits
July 26, 2018 -- Healthcare providers would be paid the same by Medicare for clinic visits regardless of whether the service took place in a hospital or an outpatient setting under a proposal for site-neutral payments issued July 25 by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Discuss
AHRA: 6 ways to work with Generation Z in radiology
July 25, 2018 -- You've heard about millennials and the challenges they represent from a personnel management perspective. But are you ready for Generation Z? Chances are you're already starting to employ them, according to a talk at this week's AHRA annual meeting in Orlando, FL, that offered six ways to leverage their skills.  Discuss
Radiology residents run in middle of salary pack
July 24, 2018 -- While experienced, board-certified radiologists are among the highest-paid medical specialists, that status apparently doesn't extend to radiology trainees. A new survey found that radiology residents land in the middle of the pack when it comes to annual compensation.  Discuss
AHRA: 4 ways to avoid lawsuits in radiology
July 23, 2018 -- Getting sued certainly isn't on the list of a radiology professional's goals. But the fact is, sometimes patients do bring suits. While it may not be possible to completely dodge litigation, small daily actions can go a long way toward staying out of court, according to a talk at the AHRA's annual meeting this week in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
Will getting a coding certification help your career?
July 19, 2018 -- There's a lot of talk in today's healthcare regulatory environment about the need for "certified" coders and the potential benefits to healthcare entities that employ these individuals. In a new column, Cindy Parman of Coding Strategies discusses some of the issues to consider when determining whether a coding certification is right for you.  Discuss