Is radiology corporatization positive or negative?
August 20, 2019 -- Corporatization in radiology is increasing, and whether it is a positive or negative trend remains to be seen, according to a white paper published August 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
First look at new Medicare rules for 2020
August 20, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its annual proposal for changes to the Medicare payment system for the coming year, explains Sandy Coffta from Healthcare Administrative Partners. CMS has also released new information about the existing mandate for the use of clinical decision support beginning in 2020.  Discuss
ED imaging plagued by racial disparities
August 15, 2019 -- Significant racial and ethnic differences exist in the use of medical imaging in the emergency department (ED), with patients of color having lower odds of receiving imaging compared with their white counterparts, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Burnout continues to be a serious problem in radiology
August 9, 2019 -- More than half of radiology practice leaders report that burnout continues to be a very significant problem among the radiologists in their group, according to a study published online August 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Cardiologist self-referral of MPI remains a concern
August 6, 2019 -- Overall usage of standard myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) exams has declined, but cardiologists are performing a higher share of these studies, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology payments to edge down in 2020 MPFS
July 31, 2019 -- Radiology and interventional radiology would see slight cuts in reimbursement for imaging exams billed to Medicare in 2020, according to a proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released on July 29 by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Discuss
CDS prompts appropriate advanced imaging orders
July 17, 2019 -- Using clinical decision-support (CDS) software in clinical practice improves the appropriateness scores of advanced imaging orders, according to a study published online July 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Female radiologists read fewer advanced imaging studies
July 12, 2019 -- Female radiologists interpret fewer advanced imaging studies than their male counterparts, according to a study published online July 4 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology ranks in top 10 for job searches
July 10, 2019 -- Radiology ranks No. 6 in the top 10 most requested job searches by specialty, and its average salary is $387,000, up 4.3% compared with last year's $371,000, according to a new report published by physician search and recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.  Discuss
The case for keeping radiology practices independent
July 9, 2019 -- We are in an era marked by the consolidation of healthcare services into fewer but larger providers, involving not only hospital systems but physician groups as well. Radiology practices are not immune to this trend. But what if a practice wants to remain independent? Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers advice.  Discuss