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Two aspects of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment and Modernization Act of 2014 have been widely reported in the radiology press; less has been said about the language in HR 4015/S 2000 that would eliminate penalties for eligible professionals who fail to comply with meaningful-use criteria by 2017.

A report on the first annual list of the 20 largest radiology-services companies

Detours notwithstanding, radiology is making slow progress toward the demonstration of meaningful use of health IT

On the short list of reasons to use peer review as your practice quality improvement (PQI) project: You probably have to do three projects in the next decade.

A veteran of the peer-review wars shares a novel approach to instituting a successful program

Incidental findings are a growing problem, amid wide variation in follow-up recommendations

As health systems prepare for value-based health care, CIOs walk a tightrope between consolidating enterprise IT and providing the functionality that radiologists require

In dissecting stage 2 of meaningful use, Alberto Goldszal, PhD, summarizes the meaningful-use challenge for radiologists: “In the meaningful-use rules, you are going to see some specific examples of things that are changing the radiology workflow that are perceived as a contraindication for radiology efficiency,” he says. “Overall, it does improve patient care—at least, that is the intended goal.”

Since the advent of teleradiology and the new phase of increased competition it ushered in, the nature of the radiology practice has been evolving.

After kicking the can down the road on the sustainable growth rate (SGR) for more than a decade, health policymakers appear to be reaching consensus on some of the elements needed in a strategy for the reform of physician payment, health economist Gail R. Wilensky, PhD, writes in Health Affairs. 

Humans resist change: This is the bane of leaders, both seasoned and new to the game—particularly, at the moment, in health care. N. Reed Dunnick, MD, says, “We have many things going on, in our field, that require us to change.”

When CMS asked the ACR® to create bundled codes for breast biopsy, the writing was on the wall