Walmart charts new course by steering workers to high-quality imaging centers
May 16, 2019 -- Walmart, the nation's largest private employer, is worried that too many of its workers are having health conditions misdiagnosed, leading to unnecessary surgery and wasted health spending.  Discuss
Art can shift student attitudes toward radiology
May 14, 2019 -- Analyzing paintings that depict radiology encounters with patients can positively shift attitudes medical students have about radiology, according to a study published online May 9 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Older radiologists remain productive
May 13, 2019 -- A new study has found a sharp drop-off in the number of radiologists still practicing 30 years after completing residency. But older radiologists are still productive, and by continuing to practice they could help address the field's ever-increasing workload, according to a study published May 8 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Why radiologists must manage their online presence
May 2, 2019 -- Word of mouth from friends and family was once enough to inform our decisions. But today, advice from the internet has taken precedence over recommendations from those we know personally -- and this is especially true in healthcare. How does this apply to radiologists? Rebecca Farrington from Healthcare Administrative Partners explains.  Discuss
How will radiology group consolidation affect patients?
April 4, 2019 -- The U.S. radiology workforce has been consolidating over the past number of years, resulting in larger group practices and fewer single-specialty ones, according to a new study published online April 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. But how will the consolidation trend affect patients?  Discuss
MIPS reporting and payment adjustments for radiology
April 2, 2019 -- The year 2019 marks the third reporting period under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). What changes are in store for this year? And how will they affect fee schedule adjustments in the future? Richard Morris of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some guidance.  Discuss
CDS reduces inappropriate imaging in the ED
March 29, 2019 -- Inappropriate orders for advanced imaging in the emergency department (ED) decrease when hospitals use clinical decision-support (CDS) tools, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Female radiation oncologists earn less than men
March 27, 2019 -- Female radiation oncologists submit fewer Medicare charges and collect less revenue than their male counterparts in both private-office and hospital practice settings, according to a study published March 22 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
MICI Q1: Optimism reigns among radiology administrators
March 26, 2019 -- Radiology administrators and business managers were mostly optimistic about their business prospects in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). But there are some possible storm clouds on the horizon.  Discuss
Interventional radiologists pull down highest salaries
March 19, 2019 -- What's not to like about interventional radiology? It's one of the newest medical specialties, and interventional radiologists in the U.S. pulled down higher salaries in 2018 compared with their colleagues in diagnostic radiology, according to the latest data from AuntMinnie.com's SalaryScan survey of medical imaging compensation.  Discuss