Practice Management

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.

The powerful independent congressional agency known as MedPAC, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, has recommended that MIPS be scrapped. Should the influential group get its way?

What does it take to get your research published in a major radiology journal? David A. Bluemke, MD, PhD, editor-in-chief of RSNA's Radiology journal, shared some advice with attendees Wednesday, Nov. 28, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

For the team at Roper Radiologists PA (RR) in Charleston, South Carolina, organization plays a pivotal role. And in 2017, the practice found itself at a bit of a crossroads. They wanted more advanced tools at their fingertips for assigning reads and filtering worklists, but they felt limited by their available tools.

A primer for practices that are now in discussions about merging, acquiring or otherwise consolidating—or may find themselves having “the talk” at some point in the not-distant future.

Want to see consolidation in action? Look anywhere. Across the globe, mergers and acquisitions are upending the established order at a pace not seen since just before the entire U.S. economy went over the falls in 2008. One hopes the same doesn’t happen on the back end of the present M&A frenzy.