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
9 ways to be a more effective radiologist
July 17, 2018 -- Most of us would like to be more effective in our work, and radiologists are no exception. So what are some habits to develop in order to achieve this? There are nine to keep in mind, and although they may not be easy, they are simple, according to a new article in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.  Discuss
Demand for second opinions prompts Medicare payment
July 17, 2018 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has often denied payment for secondary interpretation of imaging exams initially performed at other institutions, considering the additional read unnecessary. But this is changing, according to a study published online July 15 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Physicians experience sexual harassment from patients
July 16, 2018 -- Physicians across a variety of specialties are sexually harassed by patients, although radiologists appear to experience it the least of any medical specialty, according to a report published by Medscape.  Discuss
How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice
July 16, 2018 -- Consumerism in the world of healthcare means that patients are taking a more active interest in the cost and quality of the services they receive. In this column, Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners examines how this trend affects today's radiology practice.  Discuss
Radiology escapes big cuts to Medicare payments in 2019
July 13, 2018 -- Radiology will largely escape major cuts in reimbursement for Medicare studies in 2019, according to a proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for next year released on July 12 by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Discuss
Doctors in small practices less prone to burnout
July 12, 2018 -- Feeling burned out? It could be because you're working in a big, anonymous healthcare system. Doctors who worked in small primary care practices reported much lower burnout rates in a study published in the July-August issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.  Discuss
When it comes to social media, don't forget Instagram
July 6, 2018 -- When it comes to using social media for radiology education and communication, Instagram can be a powerful tool and shouldn't be ignored by radiologists, according to an article published in the June issue of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
How data registries can help your radiology practice
July 6, 2018 -- Participation in radiology data registries can help your practice measure performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and meet quality reporting requirements, explains Mythreyi Chatfield, PhD, from the American College of Radiology in this article.  Discuss
Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments
July 5, 2018 -- The Medicare rules for billing services performed in off-campus hospital outpatient departments changed with the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, with the result that ownership of imaging centers by hospitals is becoming less attractive than it once was. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners reviews the changes.  Discuss