ACR: Presidents FY 2015 Budget Would Curtail Imaging and Radiation Oncology Self-Referral
Prior Authorization Provision Would Burden Providers and Restrict Access
The American College of Radiology applauds steps to reign in medical imaging and radiation oncology self-referral included in the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. However, prior authorization for imaging services, also included the FY 2015 budget, is unnecessary and will…Continue
Posted on March 4, 2014 at 7:19pm
Reston, Va. (Jan. 13, 2013) — Image Wisely® recently launched its second Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case — a series of free, online and mobile-compatible educational offerings, developed with the assistance of the American College of Radiology, that allow radiologists, imaging technologists and medical physicists to assess their own understanding of important radiation safety concepts such as radiation dose monitoring and…Continue
Posted on January 13, 2014 at 9:39am
Washington, DC (Nov. 27, 2013) — Drastic reimbursement cuts for image-guided breast biopsies and other medical imaging techniques in the 2014 Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule may further reduce women’s access to mammography and other breast cancer services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) directly cut imaging reimbursement every year since 2007. This, along with 12 Medicare imaging cuts in the last six years due to legislation, increasingly threatens patient…Continue
Posted on November 28, 2013 at 12:27am
Nephosity, Inc., a health technology startup that was a member of Rock Health's second class, has released a new version the Jack Imaging Web Viewer which allows instant viewing of medical images (e.g., CT, MRI, X-Ray) in the web browser, with no plug-ins or installation required. Users can simply drag and drop a CD containing their medical images onto the web…
Posted on November 19, 2013 at 1:15am
Reston, Va. (Nov. 4, 2013) —The American College of Radiology (ACR) Foundation announced today that Zotec Partners will support the Leading Radiology into the Future campaign. The partnership will further develop and strengthen the Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI) — radiology’s first professional development and leadership academy.
T. Scott Law, founding partner of Zotec Partners states, “This partnership gives Zotec Partners a unique opportunity to cultivate new leaders and…
Posted on November 6, 2013 at 3:12pm
QEVLAR, the first web and mobile cross-platform Evaluation and Learning Assessment Application is set to become the point of reference for residents looking to improve their medical imaging diagnostics skills. IMAIOS expects to launch QEVLAR mid-August.
QEVLAR is a next generation quizapplication. It is an…
Posted on August 13, 2013 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments
Reston, Va. (May 20, 2013) – The ACR Whitepaper on Teleradiology Practice, published online May 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), proposes comprehensive best-practice guidelines for the practice of teleradiology, with recommendations offered regarding future ACR actions to ensure quality patient care.
“Teleradiology is now embedded in the workflow of many radiology practices throughout the United States, driven largely by an expanding…Continue
Posted on May 20, 2013 at 9:41pm
Reston, Va. (May 16, 2013) — Health care in the U.S. is changing, and radiologists, at all career levels, need to obtain the leadership skills necessary to adapt to these changes and keep radiology as central to the delivery of high quality medical care. In response to this growing need, the American College of Radiology (ACR) Foundation recently launched a national fundraising campaign called…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2013 at 8:12pm
If you are a radiologist, how is your income compared to your peers? Medscape recently completed a radiologist compensation survey. See the results here. Over 22,000 radiologists were surveyed.
Please click the link below to view the compensation report:Continue
Posted on April 27, 2013 at 11:51am
Reston, Va. (April 16, 2013) — The American College of Radiology (ACR) has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to providers that demonstrate compliance in each of the ACCME’s 22 accreditation criteria. This honorable designation is achieved by approximately 21 percent…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2013 at 1:16pm
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) - When you spend most of your waking hours each week at work, good relationships with colleagues go a long way in helping you improve your performance, and you’d likely feel less stressed. Often in radiology, much attention is paid to improving relations with referring physicians. What about your…Continue
Posted on March 8, 2013 at 10:00am
Reston, Va. (Feb. 20, 2013) — Since its launch, less than two years ago, over five million computed tomography (CT) scans, and nearly three million exams, have been added to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Dose Index Registry™ (DIR) — bringing the ACR closer to establishing national benchmarks for CT dose indices which will help ensure patients receive safe, quality imaging care.
The DIR is a radiology data registry that provides standardized,…Continue
Posted on February 20, 2013 at 3:13pm
Posted on January 17, 2013 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment
Reston, Va. (Jan. 9, 2013) — According to an article in the January issue of the ACR Bulletin, the ACR recently donated a one-of-kind film of Marie Curie receiving the ACR Gold Medal in 1931 to the Curie Museum in Paris. Famous for the discovery of polonium and radium, Curie was recognized by the ACR for her significant contributions to the field of radiology.
For 81 years the film…Continue
Posted on January 16, 2013 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment
Reston, VA (Jan. 10, 2013) — Availability of CT colonography (CTC), commonly known as virtual colonoscopy, is increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates across military medical facilities. Inclusion of CTC as a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set® (HEDIS®)-compliant colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test can potentially raise overall screening rates, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the American…Continue
Posted on January 15, 2013 at 11:12pm
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- The rhetoric is off the charts: This is an election that will change everything for radiologists, for the medical profession, for the future of health care. According to this school of thought, the man who takes the White House will have a hand in determining reimbursement, setting health policy, defining quality and even allowing the independent practice of radiology to survive.
But the truth may be more nuanced — health care reform isn’t an…Continue
Posted on November 6, 2012 at 10:22am
Special Journal Issue Focuses on Radiology’s Role in Health Care Reform
Reston, Va. (Sept. 27, 2012) — To be published online Monday, Oct. 1, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology will focus on health policy and radiology’s role in health care reform. Topics to be covered include utilization management in radiology, clinical decision support, value-based health care payment systems and patient-centered outcomes in imaging.
“Health care reform will…Continue
Posted on October 1, 2012 at 1:00am
Radiologists Develop Evidence-Based Guidelines to Help Physicians Manage Patients with Acute Low Back Pain
Reston, Va. (Sept. 27, 2012) — According to an article in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, radiologists at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, and Georgia Health Sciences University, in Augusta, Ga., have developed evidence-based guidelines to assist physicians with the process of managing patients with acute low back pain. Low back pain…Continue
Posted on October 1, 2012 at 12:30am
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Feeling stressed out or lacking motivation when you read studies? If so, you have lots of company.
Radiologists rank among the top five specialties that experience the greatest frequency of burnout, according to a recent Archives of Internal Medicine study. Nearly half of radiologists reported at least one symptom of burnout. Only providers in emergency medicine, general internal medicine, family medicine, and neurology are at equal or greater risk for this…Continue
Posted on September 13, 2012 at 2:00pm
(NEW YORK, NY) - An owner of a Queens based radiology practice, Ting Huan Tai was arrested by federal authorities for over $30 million in medicare and medicaid fraud. Allegedly, he and conspirators were billing for radiology services that were never actually performed under a former radiologist's name. The federal authorities have seized assets including a Lamborghini and other items. Ting Huan Tai is currently on a $2 million bond as the investigation continues.
Posted on September 1, 2012 at 12:29am