Policy

Many diagnostic radiologists with lifetime certificates choose not to participate in the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program, according to new findings published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Does this mean they have negative feelings about the program?

As health systems and medical societies continue to emphasize value-based care, the day may come when radiologists are expected to disclose medical errors and even apologize directly to patients.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has announced its support of a new licensure bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Prominent healthcare organizations, including the American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Medical Association (AMA), have asked Congress to consider certain policy recommendations during its push to protect patients from surprise medical bills.  

When CMS released the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule, it included revisions that could lead to technical component payment reductions of up to 80% for certain services related to myocardial PET scans.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has created new guidelines on the use of radiation therapy to treat pancreatic cancer patients.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has published new guidelines on the ethical application of AI in healthcare.

Healthcare providers should offer risk-reducing medications such as tamoxifen, raloxifene and aromatase inhibitors to women at an increased risk of breast cancer or low risk of experiencing adverse effects, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has developed a new guidance document on the use of prostate MRI for working up suspected or known malignancies.

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has published an open letter explaining its recent decision to recommend against patient gonadal and fetal shielding during x-ray examinations.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its screening recommendations related to screening, genetic counseling and testing for BRCA-related cancers.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has proposed a new revision to its guidance document designed for patients to read before and after they have been administered radioactive material.