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Radiology Managers Fight Private Payor Adoption of MPPR

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…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on January 1, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Surveying Our Domain

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]…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 18, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Conference Insider 2015: 8 Reasons Why Radiology’s Future Is Bright

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…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 2, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Radiology’s Role in Patient Care

For the last several years, radiology departments have moved further away from a patient-focused model to concentrate on volume of studies. 

“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…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 2, 2015 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Conference Insider 2015: Tips for Radiologists for Talking to Patients

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…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 1, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Case of the Day - Live from RSNA

Don't forget to check out our case of the day! 

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,…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on November 30, 2015 at 8:08pm — No Comments

MRI Confirms, Weight Loss Good for Knees

MRI shows that weight loss can slow cartilage degeneration in obese and overweight patients, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on November 30, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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