Bipartisan members of Congress are concerned the rule will lead to artificially low payment rates, which would narrow provider networks. 

Experts suggest using “equity-weighted allocation strategies” to better target populations left under-imaged amid the pandemic. 

Age-based cutoffs are much more important than a size-based cutoffs, with older patients deriving little benefit from this practice.

AMA is bestowing the Emory leader with its Distinguished Service Award, established in 1938 to recognize “meritorious service in the science and art of medicine.” 

The Cranemere Group is acquiring Nashville-based Outpatient Imaging Affiliates, which has grown rapidly in recent years, and plans to hold the firm permanently.

The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2021 follows a similar proposal in the House and is endorsed by the ACR, AMA and American Hospital Association. 

That placed radiology 4th on a list of 17 specialties examined by the Urban Institute, behind only anesthesiology, emergency medicine and neurosurgery. 

Solis will manage Memorial Healthcare's breast imaging and bone density services across four centers, with plans to expand further.

Researchers believe this is one of the first studies to gauge rads’ performance at determining patients’ stage of COVID pneumonia

The declines were more pronounced among Asian, Hispanic and Black women, imaging experts wrote Tuesday in Radiology. 

The United States has faced a growing shortage of physicians for some time. This long-term trend—coupled with the pandemic and increased imaging demand throughout 2021—have led to a highly competitive radiologist employment market at a time when practices find themselves short-staffed, overworked, and in need of relief.

Can you recall the last shift during which you spent close to 100% of your time on clinical duties?

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One large health system actually treated more heart failure patients during the pandemic than it had in previous years. 

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