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April 12, 2021
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Better integration with primary care can help address the ongoing mental health and addiction crisis, report finds

Integrating primary care and behavioral healthcare can shore up the nation’s capacity to address the surging mental health crisis, according to a new report. Existing value-based payment structures can be deployed to promote the availability of high-quality behavioral healthcare.

March 18, 2021
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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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April 12, 2021
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How has reduced reimbursement for acromioplasty impacted your patients and practice?

Although reduced reimbursement for acromioplasty has negatively impacted me financially, it has not impacted my patients. I still use the patient’s clinical history, symptoms and surgical findings to perform acromioplasty when I consider it to be helpful based on evidence-based medicine, logic and my experience. In 2012, code 29826 was changed to an add-on code and was reduced from 9.16 relative value units (RVUs) to 3 RVUS. That reduction in reimbursement had a moderate negative financial impact on my practice for Medicare patients.

Throwing away money
March 16, 2021
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CPT code blunders cost one radiology practice more than $20K per month, new analysis shows

Delays in adopting new current procedural terminology codes cost one academic radiology practice hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, according to a new analysis.

April 12, 2021
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Desperation and Fear Over COVID-19 Are Driving Patients to Make Costly Mistakes

Fear of COVID-19 and confusion over the capabilities of urgent care centers are still combining to lead some patients to make poor decisions over where they seek care, and just what level of care they really need. Evidence of this is clear in a report aired recently by KRGV television in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas.

March 5, 2021
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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 industry and to be a leader in providing value-based care.

March 5, 2021
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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 registration and queuing systems, could this be a solution for maximizing throughput in urgent care as well?

 

March 5, 2021
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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.

March 5, 2021
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Engaging Patients in Improving Diagnostic Quality

Inaccurate or delayed diagnoses are the most common, most catastrophic and most costly of serious medical errors. The National Academy of Medicine believes “improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional and public health imperative.”

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February 18, 2021
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Artificial Intelligence for Clinical Decision Support and Increased Revenues

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) transform radiology with clinical decision support for imaging and increasing revenue through natural language understanding (NLU).

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