How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices
December 21, 2017 -- Are you ready for new revisions to current procedural terminology (CPT) codes set to take effect in the Medicare system in 2018? Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners helps you get up to speed in this new article.  Discuss
JACR: Rads want more help with point-of-care ultrasound
December 21, 2017 -- Radiologists would like more support from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for point-of-care ultrasound, according to an analysis of data from the ACR's 2017 workforce survey published December 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiologists are losing control of musculoskeletal US
December 19, 2017 -- Radiologists had a market share of less than 40% for musculoskeletal ultrasound exams in the U.S. in 2015, down from 65% in 2003, indicating they could be losing control of the modality, according to a study published online December 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS?
December 15, 2017 -- Is your radiology group considering joining a virtual group to comply with provisions of Medicare's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? While virtual groups may sound attractive, they have a number of drawbacks you need to consider, according to Rebecca Farrington, chief revenue officer at Healthcare Administrative Partners.  Discuss
New codes drive growth for interventional surgical centers
December 12, 2017 -- The rapid expansion of billing codes that enable interventional radiology ambulatory surgical centers to collect for outpatient interventional procedures has brought, and will continue to bring, expanding opportunities for interventional radiologists and their groups to profit from ownership of these facilities.  Discuss
Why is the job market for radiologists improving?
December 6, 2017 -- Radiologist recruitment is at an all-time high as practice leaders can no longer fill positions through networking and internet ads. Across the U.S., recruitment companies have experienced an influx of radiologist requests. Daniel Corbett of Radiology Business Solutions analyzes what it all means.  Discuss
Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do
November 30, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Cardiologists have long contended the management of cardiac imaging by radiologists, including the use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA). However, a study presented on Thursday at RSNA 2017 revealed that radiologists now perform CCTA more frequently than cardiologists do.  Discuss
Use rates of diagnostic imaging on the rise
November 30, 2017 -- CHICAGO - After years of steady decline, use rates for noninvasive diagnostic imaging have begun to rise again, according to research presented this week at the RSNA 2017 conference.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: New program promotes quality in radiology
November 30, 2017 -- CHICAGO - With its big, expensive scanners that can cost millions of dollars, radiology is a frequent target of efforts to reduce unnecessary healthcare costs. But what if radiology learned to police itself? Dr. Pamela Johnson of Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Yoshimi Anzai of the University of Utah discuss their efforts to promote quality in radiology by reducing unnecessary imaging  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: Interventional radiologist runs for U.S. Congress
November 30, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Are you sick of what's going on in Washington, DC? Maybe you should run for Congress. That's what Dr. Steve Ferrara is doing, and we talked with him at RSNA 2017. He is a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and shares his experience as an interventional radiologist on the battlefield, as well as what led him to run for office.  Discuss