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New Laws Offer Financial Aid To Radiology Practices

I wish us all to see better days soon, and overcome this challenge swiftly, successfully and united – first and foremost personally and also professionally.Meanwhile, I also wanted to share with you some specific sections of the Coronavirus Aid,...

Due to COVID-19 All of PPS MRI scans - free of charge as of 3/16

At this challenging time, when all of us are confronting the new health, social and economic challenges, we feel that the strength to overcome lies in the spirit and stamina of our communities, whether it's our family, city, or our professional...

MACRA, QPP, MIPS, APM - What these Mean for You

Whether it’s an upcoming concert featuring your favorite musician, or a popular Broadway show you’d love to see, you always wind up asking yourself the same question as the show nears: Should I get tickets? Is it worth the...

CMS to Cover LDCT Lung Cancer Screenings

What is a lot of snow? As the northeast just experienced a snow storm, there are many opinions about whether or not it was a lot. Those who live in New Jersey may think 1 foot is average, while those in upstate New York think that’s a light amount....

What’s really behind XR-29 follow-up paper

Clarity. It is the cornerstone of good communication. So when it comes to the hot topic of the XR-29 standard that affects so many imaging departments and practices, why are so many communications on the topic not clear? Not only are the original...

Solving Radiology’s Age-Old Dichotomy of Cost vs. Quality

There has long been a stigma in life that higher cost equals higher quality. Pay more for your suit or shoes and they must be better than the lower cost alternative, right? Maybe. Maybe not. The same stigma has been applied to healthcare. The more...

Wanted: straight answers. New low dose CT mandates bring more questions than answers

Creating standards. Improving reporting. Lowering dose to better the health and safety of patients and staff. These are laudable goals, and the new Standard XR-29-2013 from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA’s) Medical...

Are we lowering CT dose for patients – or for ourselves?

A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine & supports the value of low-dose CT lung scanning for high-risk Medicare-eligible patients. This is seemingly good news, right?  MITA, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, has come...

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