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The Israeli imaging firm has spent $600,000 on legal fees related to the inquiry and other ongoing lawsuits, leaders said Wednesday. 

General Electric first announced the move Nov. 9, with the struggling industrial giant separating into firms focused on healthcare, aviation and energy

The publicly traded radiology firm logged 1.659M RVUs during the three months ending June 30, up 52% from last year.

Radiologists had the highest association among docs, presenting a 132% greater risk of an unanticipated IOU, experts wrote in the Journal of Hand Surgery. 

With rising consumerism in healthcare, experts believe radiology leaders must pay attention to the “economic consequences” of patient satisfaction. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is removing restrictions for using positron emission tomography scans outside of cancer care. 

Members of the GOP Doctors Caucus also recently wrote to the departments of HHS, Labor and Treasury to voice “deep concerns” over the issue. 

The alternative payment model was associated with modest changes, including about 46 fewer imaging services used per 1,000 care episodes, experts wrote in JAMA

The Texas Medical Association already filed suit against the Biden administration late last month, and ACR said the suit echoes several of its concerns. 

The ACA largely eliminated such cost-sharing, but grandfathered health plans, diagnostic mammography and other follow-up testing all result in added charges. 

Officials said the requirement applies to some 76,000 facilities employing more than 17 million healthcare workers across the U.S. 

The update is part of a slew of changes in the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule. 

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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.

Early experiments showed the saponin/TLR adjuvant activates many different parts of the immune system to strengthen its response against invading pathogens.

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

   
   
   
   
   
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