Patients fine with COVID-19 lung cancer screening delays
October 27, 2020 -- The majority of patients aren't concerned about delays in lung cancer screening with low-dose CT due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to survey results published October 22 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CT volume yet to rebound to pre-COVID-19 levels
October 23, 2020 -- The volume of CT studies performed in the U.S. has recovered since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as of the end of September, it was still far below pre-pandemic expectations, according to registry study data published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Can radiologists effectively bill for COVID-19-related costs?
October 19, 2020 -- Radiologists have a new tool available to allow them to recover some of the added costs related to safety precautions taken during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners.  Discuss
MICI Q4: Radiology volume rebounds after COVID-19
October 16, 2020 -- Radiology administrators and business managers are reporting that imaging exam volumes have rebounded since their nadir during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). But uncertainty still abounds as the fallout from the outbreak continues.  Discuss
Federal provider relief programs are continuously changing
October 15, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic spawned many programs designed to assist medical practices. The terms and conditions of many of the various relief programs have changed since they were first introduced, and Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners helps explain recent changes.  Discuss
Radiologists do well as COVID-19 patient family liaisons
October 7, 2020 -- During the COVID-19 pandemic, radiologists have performed well as front-line liaisons between inpatient providers and patients' family members, according to a study published October 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
What is POCUS? Leading rads call for new definition
October 2, 2020 -- A group of radiology thought leaders is calling for a more precise definition of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Their proposal to better distinguish POCUS from other ultrasound technologies was published on September 29 as a white paper in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Get feedback on your 2019 Quality Payment Program status
October 1, 2020 -- Participants in the Quality Payment Program can now obtain information about whether their practice will receive a positive, negative, or neutral Medicare fee schedule adjustment. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains.  Discuss
AMVC Fall 2020: 6 ways rads can improve perception of AI
September 22, 2020 -- As the development of artificial intelligence (AI) tools for healthcare continues, so does the debate about whether incorporating it into patient care will put physicians -- especially radiologists -- out of a job.  Discuss
Medicare delays recoupment of advances
September 22, 2020 -- One of the fastest sources of emergency funding available to practices at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic was the Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program. But Medicare has not yet provided details on recoupment of the funds -- Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains.  Discuss