A concerning trend of private payors adopting the Medicare multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) on the professional component of imaging was clear at this year’s Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) Fall Educational Conference.
This cut, which Medicare has applied since 2012, has now also become the policy of many of the…Continue
Posted on January 1, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment
A theatrically-cantankerous science teacher of mine during middle school, sometimes given to the Socratic method, had a favorite quip for students answering his queries with wild guesses: “Where do you get your information?” (Often followed by an imitation of the usual lame/vague response, mocking their lack of enunciation: “Oh? You got it ouffa [out of a]…Continue
Posted on December 18, 2015 at 8:52pm
Recent years have seen many discussions about the challenges facing radiology and its up-and-coming practitioners. Fears about compensation, commoditization, and loss of prestige have had many in the industry wringing their hands about the specialty’s future. But, that future is actually quite bright.
According to Jonathan Berlin, MD, MBA, FACR, radiology…Continue
Posted on December 2, 2015 at 6:07pm
“The personal focus isn’t so much the normal way we practice radiology,” but that the culture of radiology departments has moved from the patient to the images, and the focus needs to return to the patient, Mary…Continue
Posted on December 2, 2015 at 5:57pm