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Advocates have said these changes would necessitate “massive” pay reductions, with interventional radiologists and radiation oncologists bearing the brunt. 

The investor service issued two additional periodic reviews of industry players RadNet and U.S. Radiology Specialists on Monday. 

COVID-19 has taken a sizable bite out of physicians’ finances, and the AMA is now using such data to convince officials not to further reduce pay. 

Allegheny Health Network has experienced “significant” growth in patient volumes, with leaders seeking outside assistance to satisfy the demand.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is allegedly using "strong arm tactics," forcing physicians to swallow cuts as high as 30%, emboldened by the controversial federal policy. 

The partnership includes the private equity-backed imaging group filling this key medical role at the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics. 

While the numbers are painful to see, researchers with Johns Hopkins and Michigan State University believe they’re necessary to help curb high costs. 

New York City providers strived to convert 15% of inpatient orders over to the outpatient side using automation to help flag medically appropriate cases. 

Reps. Ami Bera, MD, D-Calif., and Larry Bucshon, MD, R-Ind., recently introduced the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021, drawing praise from several doc groups. 

“Specialty providers are facing cut after cut after cut, year after year after year, while CMS is busy counting pennies,” Rep. Bobby Rush announced. 

As lawmakers look to tackle other issues first, the college said it's possible Congress may address doc pay cuts retroactively in 2022. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is accepting comment on the proposal through Dec. 17 and hopes to finalize it by February. 

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The college praised the recent reimbursement decision but noted many of its recommendations have yet to be incorporated into the national coverage determination draft document.

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The advanced algorithm could make a significant impact on shared decision-making. 

   
   
   
   
   
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