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Ezequiel Silva III, MD
 - Ezequiel Silva III, MD
Radiology Business

Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), radiologists will receive a composite performance score (0–100) based on a defined performance period. CMS will then use that score to adjust payments beginning in 2019.

 - New CT and MRI Cost Centers Could Affect Us All
Radiology Business

CMS proposes paying hospitals the same amount for a head CT exam as for a skull radiograph in 2014.

 - Ezequiel Silva III, MD
Health Imaging

Teleradiology has the potential to bring many positives to patient care such as improved overnight coverage and access to subspecialty interpretations. As Chair of the ACR Task Force on Teleradiology, I had the privilege of overseeing the creation of best practice standards to help ensure quality from the field of teleradiology. The product of our effort is a white paper detailing the task force’s recommendations.

Radiology Business
Radiology’s existing coding structure is undergoing a dramatic transformation, which is the product of numerous code screens being used by CMS and the RVS Update Committee to identify potentially misvalued services. The application of these code screens often results in the conversion of old codes to new codes. The conversion to new codes has