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Practice leaders are aware that the Affordable Care Act requires repayment of an overpayment within 60 days of identifying it and that retaining an overpayment may result in significant penalties under the False Claims Act.

University Hospitals in Cleveland is half of the way through implementing a true enterprise image-management solution—a.k.a. VNA (vendor neutral archive)—and one key insider sees the advance as “a huge goldmine for patient care.”

While OP-10 is a useful quality metric for radiology, it contains some significant limitations, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Radiographs of the ankle, hip and knee getting coded as mammograms; a popular code-assist product failing right out of the gate and remaining troublesome months later; small billing companies shuttering their offices, leaving physician practices without any billing services at all. These are some of the scenarios reported in the wake of the Oct. 1, 2015, launch of the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10).

Countless healthcare providers of every type heaved a sigh of relief when CMS announced a one-year grace period following the Oct. 1, 2015, launch of ICD-10.

How do you lead change—even when you’re not in charge? The answer to that question is both simpler and subtler than one might think, and it’s readily applicable to radiologists, radiology business managers, radiology technologists and everyone else within the sphere of medical imaging.

The owner of a Maryland imaging center is facing a possible life sentence for two counts of healthcare fraud, death resulting, as well as multi-year sentences for other charges.

Expanded ICD-10 codes for billing for low-dose CT lung cancer screening for individuals who smoke or have a history of smoking are on their way, according to the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA).

IBM has announced plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based analytics company, for $2.6 billion. The deal will give IBM access to the data of more than 200 million unique patients, helping it further strengthen the power and capabilities of its cognitive Watson Health unit. 

It’s becoming more and more common in the U.S. for patients to seek help from radiologists without a physician referral. What should radiologists know before accepting any “self-referred” patients? 

Avicenna, a new software currently in development at IBM, will be able to “read” imaging scans, identify certain problems, and suggest diagnoses using both the patient’s personal data and data from similar cases. What should radiologists expect once the technology is available to the public?

Denver-based radiologist Jason L. Kelly, MD, wrote a recent editorial for Forbes, pondering what the future of medicine will look with so many companies putting big money in artificial intelligence.