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CMS published its 2014 Open Payments data this week, detailing payments made by drug and device companies to various healthcare providers. The data includes information on 11.4 million financial transactions made to physicians and teaching hospitals, totaling $6.49 billion.

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Consultations between patients and radiologists can be beneficial to both parties, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Patients reported a better overall experience and an increased awareness of the radiologists’ role as a result of the 15-minute sessions. 

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Over the past year, a dialogue has developed in the pages of the Journal of the American College of Radiology that sheds light on the complexities and differing perspectives related to diversity in the fields of radiology and radiation oncology.

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The California Radiological Society has come out in opposition of a bill that would put new limitations on balance billing in California. Assembly Bill 533 would stop physicians out of a patient’s network from billing that patient for care provided at an in-network facility. 

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The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center is on the road again, providing free mammography to patients throughout the United States. The 38-foot mobile units packs a lot on its four wheels, including a waiting area, a dressing room and an examination room.