Policy changes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that resulted in MRI reimbursement cuts are dramatically affecting radiology groups.
Another group has weighed on the issue of lung cancer screening, as the American Academy of Chest Physicians (AACP) last week issued guidelines recommending that people with a significant risk of developing lung cancer undergo annual low dose CT scans. It's the latest group to issue screening guidelines based on the results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST).
While more and more organizations have issued screening guidelines, reimbursement issues remain at play here. Most private insurers and--more importantly--the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, don't cover this type of screening. Read more...
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The global breast imaging market is expected reach about $5 billion by 2017, according to a newly published report from Research and Markets.
Educating referring physicians about the costs of imaging exams, as well as radiation dose, can result in many of them changing their ordering decisions, according to a study published online in the journal Medical Care.
Institutions should consider embedding radiology reading rooms in clinical areas, rather than in one centrally located area to increase face-to-face time between radiologists and clinicians, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
In the latest issue of InPractice, Murray Reicher, M.D., co-founder of DR Systems, outlines several steps radiologists can take to implement Meaningful Use.
A free lung cancer screening program implemented at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Mass., aims to resolve lingering reimbursement issues with such CT procedures. The program's success is detailed in a recent issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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The ability to listen first and take action second has been key to Marilyn Tavenner's success in leading the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services since 2010, according to several FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board members. However, they say, how well she continues to practice such patience in the face of politics will be what ultimately defines her tenure at CMS.