Imaging and radiology groups have long argued that medical imaging policy decisions--such as Medicare reimbursement cuts--have had a deleterious effect on patient care by reducing access to imaging.
The implementation of screening colonoscopy could be the primary reason for the decrease in colon cancer rates over the last 10 years, according to a study published in the November issue of Gastroenterology.
A New Jersey physician has pleaded guilty to charges related to a federal investigation into a diagnostic testing center. Lucio Cardoso, recently admitted in federal court that he accepted cash kickbacks from Orange (N.J.) Community MRI in exchange for patient referrals.
With its special October issue on health policy, the Journal of the American College of Radiology reminds us that healthcare, now more than ever, is taking center stage in the debate about public policy.
It's a question radiologists ask every year, particularly with the release of proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedules, which contain a new round of imaging cuts. And each time the reaction from...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is pushing back against a common practice among providers to charge identical fees for each image taken during radiology tests, such as MRIs and ultrasounds, regardless if the image setup is only performed once.