The Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network, or R-SCAN, operates by having referrers, rads and patients work together to bolster imaging appropriateness.
The specialty has seen a decline in available MIPS metrics in recent years, as the feds have "topped out" those with extremely high national performance, experts said.
Oftentimes, it’s primary care docs and epidemiologists quarterbacking imaging care, but two MDs believe rads should have a greater say in the process.
MD Anderson piloted radiology-operated, proactive testing to help diagnose high-risk women also undergoing imaging.
That’s partly because of the subspecialty’s broad scope and rapidly evolving technology to support physicians, experts wrote in Radiology.
With the Closing the Results Follow-up Loop on Incidental Findings project moving to its next phase, college leaders want feedback from rads and patients.
Practice leaders criticized the proposal for failing to include Medicare Advantage plans.
The feds are granting providers “unprecedented regulatory flexibilities” to treat more than 60 different acute conditions in a home-based setting.
CTPA delivery leapt 450% between 2004 and 2016, but efforts from Choosing Wisely and others may have made a dent, experts detailed in JAMA Network Open.
Radiology litigation most frequently involved alleged misdiagnoses or procedural complications, Emory University experts wrote in JACR.
Dozens of medical societies signed the request, addressed to the leaders of three key congressional committees.
The JAMA study is one of the first to quantify cuts in such care, authors claim, using data from nearly 7M commercially insured Americans in all 50 states.