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MRI exam delays are common, and particularly prevalent in studies requiring sedation or general anesthesia. A hospital in Singapore has found a way to reduce the number and length of these delays, however. How did they do it? Find out in our report.

Coding for interventional radiology (IR) procedures is a very complicated task, requiring accurate documentation and a coding team that’s highly trained in IR. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners offered some tips on how to optimize IR coding in a new column.

In other practice administration news, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission released its June report to Congress. The commission expressed concern that increases in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) won’t adequately cover physician costs. What changes are they recommending to Congress? Click here for our coverage.

See below for our full list of recent Administration content:

  1. Key interventions cut delays for MRIs performed on sedated patients
  2. Coding for enhanced interventional radiology reimbursement
  3. MedPAC concerned that MPFS increases won’t cover physician costs
  4. ACR responds to Congressional query on AI reimbursement
  5. Radiologists experience modest pay increase
  6. Study finds decreases in imaging’s share of all healthcare spending
  7. The Radiology Group CEO to pay $3.1M in false-claims case
  8. How are radiology practices impacted by annual changes to the MPFS?
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