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New Proposed CMS Rule on Radiology Reimbursement Rates for 2015

December 22, 2014 by Andy Salmen

On July 3rd, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (PFSP). Included are proposed payment system changes initiated by CMS to reflect government mandated reimbursement to medical practices. Radiology billing will be affected by these potential new regulations.[read more]

Clinical Collaboration: The Evolution of the VNA

December 13, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Marianne Matthews, Imaging Economics

Marianne Matthews, chief editor, Imaging Economics, interviews Cristine Kao, global marketing manager, Healthcare Information Solutions, Carestream, about our new Clinical Collaboration platform and how the vendor-neutral archive (VNA) is changing, as well as some changes that Imaging Economics will be making in 2015.[read more]

2015 Digital Mammography Reimbursement: What to Know

December 12, 2014 by Andy Salmen

Radiology service providers continue to experience a rapidly-shifting professional landscape. Recently, the RBMA’s Payor Relations Committee (PRC) sent out an alert to RBMA members that warned of potential changes in the proposed rules that can have a potentially negative impact on digital mammography payments in 2015.[read more]

The Ministry of Health in Oman Moves from Analog to Digital Radiography

December 12, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Hamdan Al Nasri, Head of Radiology Services, Ministry of Health, Oman, discusses how the organization has made the switch from analog to digital radiography, and the benefits that it has experienced since the switch has been made.[read more]

Text-Only vs. Multimedia Enhanced Radiology Reporting (MERR)

December 9, 2014 by Rich Pulvino

Radiology reporting / shutterstock

The world of radiology is evolving as technologies expand the way in which we collect, analyze, and share data. At RSNA 2014, Dr. Gelareh Sadigh shared the results of the study, “Traditional Text vs. Image and Interactive Data Embedded Multi-Media Enhanced Radiology Reporting: Referring Physicians’ Perceptions about Value.”[read more]

Will Shear Wave Elastography Make an Impact in Liver Disease?

October 15, 2014 by Jeffrey Bundy

Shear wave elastography uses ultrasonic waves to detect extremely small changes in tissue displacement, resulting in highly sensitive and reliable diagnostic images. Of the non-invasive imaging methods to diagnose fibrosis from chronic liver disease, ultrasound may be the most accurate and cost-effective option.[read more]

Radiation Dose Monitoring Trends in the U.S. and Abroad [VIDEO]

September 15, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Todd Minnigh of Carestream

Marianne Matthews, Editor in Chief of Imaging Economics, interviews Carestream’s own Todd Minnigh, Vice President, Word Wide Sales & Marketing Development, discuss radiation dose monitoring and the different technologies being used in the U.S. and around the world to address this important issue.[read more]

Chiropractic and Diagnostic Imaging: Evolving Trends [INTERVIEW]

September 5, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Dr. Chad Warshal is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology and teaches as an Associate Professor at New York Chiropractic College. We sat down with him for our most recent edition of an Inside Look magazine to hear his views on the current role of diagnostic imaging within the Chiropractic field.[read more]

Enterprise Dose Management Is Radiology's Opportunity to Lead

August 24, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

AHRA 2014

In a session at last week’s AHRA annual meeting titled, “An Executive Guide to Implementing a Successful Enterprise Dose Solution,” Chris Tomlinson, MBA, director of radiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, urged administrators to not be myopic.[read more]

Assuring Safe Patient Health Information (PHI) in Radiology

August 14, 2014 by Andy Salmen

According to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, PHI is short for "protected health information." Keeping this information private and secure is essential in order to avoid negative repercussions for the patient and to avoid civil and criminal penalties that could be incurred if a practice fails to comply with HIPAA Rules.[read more]

AHRA 2014 Keynote Highlights: Lessons for Your Radiology Department from a Fighter Pilot

August 14, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

AHRA keynote speaker

Radiology’s “top guns” are being tested and success in the changing healthcare environment is dependent on your commitment to yourself, the mission and your team. This was the message from AHRA 2014 keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel Rob “Waldo” Waldman, a decorated fighter pilot and author.[read more]

Fast-Forward Scanning

August 11, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

Aarthi Scans

In this video, Dr. P. Vignesh and V. Govindarajan from Aarthi Scans in Chennai, India, share how they managed to reduce MRI scan time by 20 percent. Now they are able to scan more patients per day and provide them quickly with a diagnosis of the health problems they are facing.[read more]