One of the issues that has plagued advocates of low dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening has been the high number of false positives associated with the screening exam. In fact,...
The American College of Radiology is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as well as private insurers, to cover breast tomosynthesis, "now that it has been shown to improve key screening parameters compared to digital mammography."
The fact that healthcare policy makers are shifting payment methods for medical services from a fee-for-service model to one based on care accountability could leave radiologists in an untenable position going forward, according to a viewpoint article published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A program to increase cancer screening rates in Canada by providing financial incentives to primary care physicians has had little effect on those screening rates, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed adding a claims-based quality reporting measure for colonoscopy to the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (QPR) program.
How can radiology practices survive in midst of declining reimbursement figures?
The proposed rule for changes to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (HOPPS) for 2015, recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, would significantly increase breast biopsy payments.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force has finalized its draft recommendation against ultrasound carotid artery stenosis screening as a way of preventing stroke.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule and like the healthcare community as a whole, as reported by FierceHealthcare, it provides somewhat of a mixed bag for radiology.
Attempting to make good, informed decisions on these kinds of issues is next to impossible without good data, according to Atlanta-based radiologist Richard Woodcock.