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Pitt researchers find racial disparities in pediatric medical imaging

Dr. Jennifer Marin and a team of 13 other researchers analyzed 13 million hospital visits from 44 hospitals across the country. Their results — published in late January — found that non-white...

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Pandemic, changes in health care spur practice consolidation

Published literature has shown the postponement and cancellation of elective procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic had a substantial financial impact on orthopedic practices and hospitals. In a...

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Achieving Success in a Turbulent Healthcare Landscape

Radiology practices have a tremendous opportunity in 2021 to grow and invest in their businesses, and most importantly, to drive meaningful cost and quality improvement to the broader health care...

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Patients May Still Be Presenting with Effects of COVID-19 Six Months After Infection

There seems to be confusion among the public as to how COVID-19 affects infected individuals. While headlines noting that the U.S. recently passed the half-million mark in related deaths are hard to...

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Are There Any Restrictions on an Urgent Care Provider Charging a No-Show or Cancellation Fee?

When holding a time slot that could go to another paying customer, it’s common for service businesses to charge no-show or cancellation fees. With many urgent care centers moving to online...

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4 Ways To Keep Ahead Of Denials Amid The Pandemic

Understanding all that’s required to secure healthcare payment during a pandemic — especially for services related to COVID-19 — demanded that revenue cycle teams quickly refine denials management...

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Ultrasound Virtual Workshop Series: Needle guided injections

Ultrasound Virtual Workshop Series: Needle guided injections Our on-line training series will teach you how to use ultrasound for needle-guided injections, to boot patient outcomes in pain management...

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Low-value care spending drops marginally, despite best efforts

Despite efforts to educate clinicians and increase payment revisions, little has changed in the amount spent on low-value healthcare for traditional fee-for-service Medicare patients.

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Medical Imaging Radiation Exposure in U.S. Dropped Over Past Decade

More than a decade ago, there was an alarming, rapid rise in ionizing radiation exposure in the U.S. population that was mainly driven the increased use of medical imaging. One of the biggest drivers...