Virtual consults help radiologists interact with patients
January 24, 2018 -- Radiologists are being told they need to interact more with patients, but there are multiple barriers in their way, from referring physicians to the fee-for-service payment model. There has to be a better way -- and researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital may have found it in the form of video virtual consultations.  Discuss
Why radiologists change jobs -- and what to do about it
January 23, 2018 -- The radiology job market has intensified over the past year, prompting many radiologists to look for greener pastures. Dan Corbett of Radiology Business Solutions offers several steps for groups to avoid the cost and stress of recruiting a new radiologist -- by retaining the ones you have.  Discuss
Night shifts take a toll on radiologist performance
January 23, 2018 -- Overnight shifts and ensuing fatigue negatively affect the diagnostic performance of radiologists, with a 45% increase in time spent on cases and longer times for rendering a final diagnosis, according to a study published online January 21 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Better together? When to consider an external partnership
January 19, 2018 -- Is your radiology practice considering an external partnership? Should it be? In any fragmented industry, many independent businesses are looking at partnerships as the next stage in their growth plan. In this article, Andrew Colbert of Ziegler and Company offers four things to consider.  Discuss
Change buys National Decision Support Company
January 18, 2018 -- In a bid to advance its goal of providing evidence-based clinical intelligence at the point of care, healthcare information systems company Change Healthcare has purchased clinical decision-support software firm National Decision Support Company.  Discuss
Report: Burnout is prevalent among U.S. physicians
January 17, 2018 -- A new report on burnout among physicians indicates that the condition is prevalent in the U.S., with more than 40% of doctors reporting feelings of burnout. Among medical specialties, radiologists reported burnout rates that were slightly higher than the average for all physicians.  Discuss
Doctors may be ordering too many coronary interventions
January 16, 2018 -- Physicians may be ordering too many percutaneous coronary intervention procedures by overestimating the degree of coronary stenosis in angiograms, according to a study from China published January 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Geography, lack of specialization hinder imaging access
January 5, 2018 -- Counties that are poor and rural are less likely to have access to a radiologist who accepts Medicare patients than counties that are richer and urban. These same counties are also less likely to have access to subspecialized radiologists, according to a study published online January 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology
December 29, 2017 -- Is your radiology practice up-to-date on requirements for coding interventional radiology procedures? If not, you may not be getting all the reimbursement you're entitled to. In this new article from Healthcare Administrative Partners, Chief Revenue Officer Rebecca Farrington offers some tips.  Discuss
Does US performed by ED docs generate further imaging?
December 26, 2017 -- Does ultrasound performed by emergency physicians generate further imaging as radiologists work up suspicious findings first detected by their colleagues in the emergency department (ED)? Researchers from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute took on this question at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss