5 impacts for radiology reimbursement in 2015

5 impacts for radiology reimbursement in 2015 In 2015, radiologist will continue to have to meet the challenges that come along with healthcare reform. There are five issues that radiologists should prepare for because they will most likely impact their reimbursement. Big Data ICD-10 Collections Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Lung Cancer Screening Read about how these…

Private radiology groups more active on social media than academic practices

Private radiology groups more active on social media than academic practices An analysis from the Journal of the American College of Radiology showed private imaging groups are more active on social networking platforms than academic radiology practices. The results found only 28% of academic radiology departments have at least one social media account while 76%…

Five impacts for radiology reimbursement in 2015

Five impacts for radiology reimbursement in 2015 As radiologists welcome a new year, they must also continue to meet the challenges delivered by healthcare reform and adapt to changes. This includes enhanced utilization of available data that is necessary for practices to make informed decisions and long-term, significant changes for business sustainability. That being said,…

Quality of indications improve with computerized physician order entry

Quality of indications improve with computerized physician order entry The use of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) in typical inpatient settings increases the quality of imaging indications and improves overall communication among clinicians and radiologists, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Many prominent…

Understanding enterprise imaging

Understanding enterprise imaging Perhaps the biggest trend health information technology today is the movement away from traditional picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) to enterprise imaging and data management systems. This migration is important, because it will fundamentally change how clinicians have been accessing images and patient information for the…

Social savvy: Social networking a valuable way to build relationships with patients

Social savvy: Social networking a valuable way to build relationships with patients Social media stands to offer radiologists ways to engage in meaningful conversations with patients and the general public, according to an editorial published online Jan. 28 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Social media outlets offer patients a means to…

President’s 2016 budget: More of the same for healthcare?

President’s 2016 budget: More of the same for healthcare? February 5, 2015 — The Obama administration has released its 2016 budget plan, and with respect to healthcare, it largely features proposals that were included in last year’s budget. These include repealing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and eliminating the sequestration order that mandates cuts…