Policy

Race, income and education “significantly” impacted awareness negatively, signaling the need for better outreach to less-served patient segments, according to the study, published Nov. 19, in the Journal of the American College of Radiology

This slew of changes—aimed at providing more price transparency to consumers—would take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. 

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a Class 1 recall—its most serious such notice—of the Forte Gamma Camera System, worried it could cause serious injury or even death. 

Concerns stem from CMS’ plan to boost reimbursement for care-related Evaluation and Management (E/M) by about $5 billion. 

Two influential U.S. Senate members have united with the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance in a bid to better clarify the difference between servicing and remanufacturing. 

The American College of Radiology has teamed up with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) on updated radiation therapy parameters for clinicians.

“The ACR remains deeply concerned about the sizable cuts this proposal will impose upon radiology and other medical providers that do not frequently bill E/M services," the college said. 

With imaging now living in a digital world free of films, radiologists must remain vigilant of potential threats from hackers.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has added four new topics and 15 revised topics to the ACR Appropriateness Criteria.

Imaging centers will get a little bit of relief under a final rule issued by the Trump administration in a bid to ease regulatory burdens on healthcare providers.

Numerous researchers have documented the benefits of obtaining a second opinion on the review of imaging studies performed at another institution. However, little has been published on how to handle such outside data in terms of payment and keeping records. 

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is now asking Congress to intervene to help stop budget changes that could severely hamper imaging professionals.