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While radiology isn’t typically in the crosshairs of regulatory and investigative agencies, sloppy compliance practices could doom any imaging facility, according to a presentation at the Radiology Business Management Association’s 2017 PaRADigm meeting in Chicago.

Scott Hazelbaker, MS, director of radiology at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, revealed eight principles to creating a positive work environment at RBMA PaRADigm 2017 in Chicago.

Healthcare is in desperate need of a change, Ben Wanamaker explained during his keynote address Monday morning at RBMA PaRADigm 2017 in Chicago. Consumer costs are on the rise, pricing for basic services is widely inconsistent and the government is spending more and more tax dollars on policies such as social security, Medicare and Medicaid. 

Radiologists should understand the importance of using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology—now more than ever with the opening of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)’s first reporting period.

Johns Hopkins University researchers found in a recent study that adding 99mTc-setamibi SPECT/CT, a noninvasive imaging test, to CT or MRI increases accuracy in classifying kidney tumor.