How can you get accelerated payments under the CARES Act?
April 3, 2020 -- Are you eligible for accelerated payments under the CARES Act, the new law designed to help healthcare providers weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak? Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains the legislation.  Discuss
Quality improvement effort slashes CT radiation dose
March 30, 2020 -- A simple and cost-effective intervention led to reductions in CT radiation dose as high as 58% -- without a notable drop in image quality -- for a cohort of nearly 1 million individuals from 100 facilities across the globe in a new study. The findings were published online March 30 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Small acts of self-care can manage COVID-19 stress
March 27, 2020 -- Small acts of self-care can protect radiologists from burnout, even in the face of the additional stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an opinion published online March 24 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Telehealth rules relaxed for radiologists during COVID-19
March 24, 2020 -- In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Medicare has temporarily opened up the ability for physicians to provide medical care to patients without the need for them to be in the same physical location. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains whether this represents a new opportunity for radiologists.  Discuss
ACR posts list of resources for coronavirus outbreak
March 17, 2020 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has posted a list of radiology-specific resources and recommendations for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic while protecting patients and healthcare providers.  Discuss
Is MedPAC finally acknowledging decline in imaging use?
March 16, 2020 -- The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) may finally be acknowledging that use rates of advanced imaging have declined, according to data published in its latest report to the U.S. Congress, delivered on March 13.  Discuss
Breast imagers cite high rates of burnout
March 6, 2020 -- Burnout is high among breast imaging radiologists -- particularly among younger physicians, who report a burnout rate of more than 80%, according to a study published online February 28 in the Journal of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Radiologist salaries crash through $400k barrier
March 3, 2020 -- Salaries for U.S. radiologists exceeded the $400,000 mark regardless of the type of imaging modality they subspecialized in for the first time in 2019, according to the latest numbers from SalaryScan, AuntMinnie.com's annual survey of benefits and compensation in radiology.  Discuss
Is private equity really taking over radiology?
February 24, 2020 -- Private equity takeovers of physician practices have definitely increased over the past number of years, but the trend may not be as dramatic as it seems in radiology, according to a research letter published online on February 18 in JAMA.  Discuss
How can radiology help limit COVID-19 transmission?
February 21, 2020 -- The critical role of CT in diagnosing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has placed radiology at the frontline of disease management. Researchers discuss preemptive measures radiology departments can take to limit virus transmission in a February 19 article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss