At the American College of Radiology’s 2019 meeting last May, speaker after speaker stepped up to the open microphone in the ballroom of a Washington, D.C., hotel to vent their displeasure with the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and its maintenance of certification (MOC) program.

When the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law in 2015, it answered the prayers of healthcare providers everywhere and repealed the sustainable growth rate (SGR) once and for all.

Five radiology groups and departments were awarded trophies at RSNA 2019 in Chicago last week for combining creative thinking with coordinated teamwork to develop an original breakthrough in medical imaging.

Here are strategies that, taken together, give a radiology practice or department the ability to successfully triage, track and hire the best doctor for the job.

With radiologists increasingly compelled to compete on the basis of cost and quality metrics, the moves they make now to forge the strongest possible ties with their affiliate hospitals and healthcare systems could well determine their success or failure.

A 40-year-old radiologist from Houston, Texas, was arrested on July 31 during an undercover sting targeting sexual predators.

Medicare recently relaxed its rules on the supervision that non-physician radiology providers must have by radiologists for their respective practices to get reimbursed. In the wake of the change, these “midlevel providers” are likely to grow in importance as well as in numbers. 

Occupational deregulation may be advisable for some occupations, but if states decide to abolish licensure for radiologic technologists, patients may be put in serious potential danger.

Radiologists are often part of multispecialty groups that participate in a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO. As a result, many radiologists are in these ACOs often without even realizing it.

A new pilot study out of Germany suggests a comic-style graphic supplement can improve the informed consent process before coronary angiography by putting patients at ease and helping them understand the procedure.

If some form of practice consolidation is in your radiology practice’s present or future, you should know that many tactical errors are made around the difficulty of sharing information across disparate legacy PACS packages and other peripheral solutions used by newly conjoining practices, departments or organizations. 

Big data is changing everything having to do with business analytics, but report turnaround times remain at or near the top of radiology’s most scrutinized performance metrics. Here are seven simple strategies to supercharge efficiency.