Healthcare Economics & Policy

The Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) has asked the federal government to invest CAD $625 million (approximately USD $477 million) in medical imaging equipment throughout Canada.

Nonradiologists are performing more diagnostic and interventional imaging examinations now than ever before. In fact, according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, reimbursements for those services make up a significant proportion of overall Medicare payments for many highly-reimbursed physicians from a variety of specialties.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced new funding totaling more than $220 million for the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative (BRAIN).

Allstate Insurance and entities related to Allstate filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Oct. 18 against Rockville Centre Diagnostic Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging of Rockville Centre, alleging they “wrongfully paid” approximately $1.3 million for fraudulent charges related to diagnostic radiology services.

MEDNAX has announced the acquisition of Associates in Diagnostic Radiology, a privately owned radiology practice located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

A research team led by Bharti Khurana, MD, of the department of radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is working to create a program that can identify signs of intimate partner violence (IPV) in imaging results.

Radiology Partners announced Tuesday, Oct. 30, that it has expanded its imaging services in eight states.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced a five-year, $15 million grant program aimed at transforming residency training to best address the workforce needs of current and future healthcare systems.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) worked alongside many other organizations to help get Congress to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula in 2015. However, as Rakesh A. Shah, MD, wrote in a recent commentary in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, that victory did not fix serious problems with the U.S. economy.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation has expanded its research grant funding structure, separating it into three primary tiers.

Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, Georgia, has opened a brand new $5 million interventional radiology (IR) suite, which includes seven preparation and recovery areas and a separate room for procedures.

About 15,000 hospital workers, including radiology technicians, began a three-day strike at University of California (UC) medical centers across the state over “unresolved contract talks.” The strike is expected to affect thousands of patients.