Radiology reentry: Part 2 -- HR and patient scheduling
July 2, 2020 -- As radiology practices begin to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they have many important variables to consider. In the second of a three-part article series, Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners discusses human resource management and addresses patient scheduling.  Discuss
Radiology reentry: Part 1 -- Workplace safety and workflow process
June 29, 2020 -- As radiology practices begin to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they have many important variables to consider. In the first of a three-part article series, Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers guidance on workplace safety policies and workflow processes.  Discuss
Inpatient volume fell 17% during depths of COVID-19
June 19, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a decline in inpatient imaging volume at a health system in the northeastern U.S. that hit a low of 17% at the worst point of the outbreak, according to a June 18 study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. But volume rebounded afterward to finish down just 4% compared with 2019.  Discuss
Is the x-ray market set for a post-COVID bounceback?
June 19, 2020 -- In the wake of COVID-19, the market for general radiography and fluoroscopy systems has experienced a significant shift, with chest x-ray examinations identified as a key tool to diagnose and track the progression of late-stage COVID-19. Imogen Fitt of Signify Research explains why a bounceback in equipment sales could be coming.  Discuss
MedPAC mostly silent on medical imaging in June report
June 15, 2020 -- The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) June 15 report to the U.S. Congress is mostly silent on imaging, focusing instead on improvements to the structure and function of accountable care organizations and the Medicare Advantage program.  Discuss
6 reasons why radiology jobs will bounce back after COVID-19
June 11, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the job market for radiologists in a dramatic way, as many practices have stopped hiring and even released some radiologists. But the market will bounce back, according to Daniel Corbett of Radiology Business Solutions.  Discuss
Nearly 600 -- and counting -- U.S. health workers have died of COVID-19
June 11, 2020 -- Nearly 600 front-line healthcare workers appear to have died of COVID-19, according to a new project that aims to count, verify, and memorialize every healthcare worker who dies during the pandemic.  Discuss
The latest on your PPP loan forgiveness
June 10, 2020 -- The U.S. Congress on June 3 passed legislation that modifies some elements of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), designed to provide businesses with relief from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains.  Discuss
Is there gender bias in videoconferencing?
June 9, 2020 -- The migration from in-person meetings to videoconferencing during the COVID-19 pandemic could be giving men an advantage over women in communicating their ideas and displaying credibility, according to a paper published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. But there are solutions to address this imbalance.  Discuss
Mednax to sell off radiology business
June 5, 2020 -- Beset by massive declines in procedure volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare provider Mednax announced June 5 that it is restructuring the company in a plan that includes selling off its radiology business. The company plans to return its focus to pediatrics and obstetrics services.  Discuss