As we all know, radiologists need a quality image to properly diagnose a patient. And to get a quality image, you need much more than a limited x-ray machine operator in your diagnostic imaging department; you need a registered radiologic technologist (RT).
Ready or not, here it comes! October 1st ushers in the implementation of ICD-10. In order to stay ahead of the game, we recommend taking a proactive approach; in this blog, we will discuss how the new codes will affect radiology, how to deflect denials and keep your payments coming.
A recent analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world found that employees who put in long hours at the office were 33 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than colleagues who clocked out earlier. Even employees who worked just over 40 hours a week experienced a significant increase in stroke and cardiovascular disease risk, according to results published online in the Lancet.
In an effort to lower children’s exposure to ionizing radiation, pediatric healthcare providers are beginning to use MRIs more than CTs. Findings from a study of 33 children's hospitals shows that between 2004 and 2012, there has been a drop in the volume of pediatric CT scans for the 10 most common diagnostic groups in children, and it could be due to increased use of alternate imaging modalities.
Advances in science, technology and social media, plus a $215 million investment in the 2016 federal budget, are aligning to create unprecedented innovations in health care. Using science to precisely target subgroups of patients with similar prognoses to treat them with very specific therapies may sound like something from a futuristic novel, but this process is real. Welcome to precision medicine.