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
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
Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 18, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments
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
Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 2, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments
“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
Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 2, 2015 at 5:57pm — No Comments
As a radiologist, one of the most important – and sometimes difficult – things you will do is deliver news to a patient. Some revelations will be good; some will be bad. Others could include taking responsibility for unintentional errors. Your no. 1 primary goal is making sure the patient understands what you’re saying.
Knowing how to handle…Continue
Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 1, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Each day at RSNA 2015, you will find a fresh challenging MRI case provided with history and a full DICOM enabled PACS viewing experience. You will be able to navigate the case consisting of the full data set via any browser or mobile device. Please enter your diagnosis (free text) in the provided space with your name,…Continue
Added by David Arrick Kruger on November 30, 2015 at 8:08pm — No Comments
Added by David Arrick Kruger on November 30, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments