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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently implemented major changes to the Stark Law regulations, most of which are already in place.
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After some delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final set of guidelines that will govern the Medicare payment system for 2021.
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Radiologists and healthcare providers of all kinds should always prioritize their awareness of illnesses or injuries that have begun to occur more frequently, whether the instances are being described as an “outbreak” or just as a trend that is increasing over time.
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501The medical world is ever-changing and evolving, and the passage of time brings new opportunities for the advanced use of technology. Such advancements can have major benefits when applied to a medical setting, and a meeting of healthcare representatives in 2018 led to discussion and strategy development about how AI algorithms could be used in radiology.
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Radiology practices continue to grow, but for several years, mergers and acquisitions between practices have been a topic of discussion in radiology. Although there has not been a significant increase in blended practices, it’s a possibility that still concerns many. If your practice is facing the decision of a merger or acquisition, here’s when it […]
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Managing a radiology practice is no easy task. You are responsible for managing your radiologists, making sure the facilities are in tip top shape, ensuring patients have a pleasant experience, and often also have to worry about medical coding and billing procedures as well.
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According to Kristina Hoque, MD, PhD, of the University of Southern California and colleagues from ACR’s Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, no specialty in medicine serves more Medicare beneficiaries than radiology.
Radiology Revenue Cycle Management 101 When running a radiology practice, your number one priority is on the patients, ensuring they receive the absolute best diagnostic care. While this is of the utmost importance, it is also vital to remember you are also running a business. With a strong revenue cycle management partner, your radiology practice […]
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Medical practices, including radiologists and orthopedic surgeons, are facing numerous challenges in 2015 as the entire healthcare industry debates the benefits of volume-based care versus value-based care. The current volume-based reimbursement model has faced controversy over the idea that doctors may be over-treating patients as a way to generate additional income or in an attempt to keep up with lowered reimbursements. This has created an ethical and financial dilemma for practices who want to be reimbursed at a rate that can keep their doors open, but without over-treating patients or increasing the volume of patients to unmanageable levels. The move from the volume-based to a value-based model is supposed to be a step toward resolving these concerns, but it also raises six critical issues when comparing the two models.
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When it comes to profitability in healthcare, billing is only one part of the big picture. There are steps any radiology practice must take in order to ensure financial success. Effective revenue cycle management is key to profitability and and financial health.
One of the biggest challenges any radiology practice faces is accurate coding. The right coding procedures can make the difference between a smooth revenue cycle and quick reimbursements, and a drawn-out process that costs the clinic money and leads to delays in reimbursements. The adoption of ICD-10 codes led to changes in radiology coding. At Healthcare […]
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Radiology is a high-volume specialty, and as you can image accurate coding is critical. If you think about the massive number of medical records and documents your radiology staff have to read and interpret, you understand why they want billing processes and reports that are quick and to the point. An experienced radiology coder understands the critical pieces of […]