Economics

Members of the specialty perform nearly 92% of fluoroscopy-guided insertions, supplanting GI docs as endoscopic placements plummet. 

The physician-owned management company's footprint now covers 29 hospitals and more than 100 clinics in the Badger State.

Rad involvement in these value-minded care-coordination efforts leapt threefold, preparing members of the specialty to take on downside risk while strengthening bonds with hospital partners.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is accepting feedback from the field through June 17. 

The Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging and American College of Radiology are fighting for expanded coverage of the exam. 

Radiologists and surgeons have urged the agency to update imaging payment parameters to match the USPSTF's recent recommendations.

"Millions” more Americans will now receive private insurance coverage for this “vital” test, but radvocates want Medicare to take action, too. 

The majority of self-employed physicians in imaging (51%) said they believe that 1%-25% of the drop in patient volume during the pandemic is permanent, according to new survey data.

Imaging advocates want Medicare payment codes to reflect cost differences for performing varying types of exams, such as PET with and without CT. 

Asymptomatic individuals received four surveillance scans each year at an annual cost of $9,600, experts wrote in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. 

Chairman and CEO Ran Poliakine said the setback stems from a third-party supplier of a key ceramic tube in its Nanox.ARC technology.

COVID-19 has been a “catalyst for tuck-in acquisitions,” as the company purchased 10 East Coast imaging centers in February and March, ballooning its total to 346.