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Link between imaging decline, hospital stays merits investigation

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.

Increased use of colonoscopy correlates with lower colon cancer rates

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.

Doc pleads guilty to taking kickbacks from MRI center

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.

Election results could have a big impact on radiology

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.

Imaging reimbursement cuts: When is enough, enough?

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...

NC Blues fights paying identical radiology fees

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.