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Radiology's ethical responsibility for healthcare reform: Tempering

Review. Radiology's Ethical Responsibility for Healthcare. Reform: Tempering the Overutilization of Medical. Imaging and Trimming Down a Heavyweight. Diane Armao, MD,1,2 Richard C. Semelka, MD,1* and Jorge Elias Jr, MD, PhD3. In this review we describe the problem of overutilization of high-cost imaging modalities, ...


Value-Based Health Care Delivery: Implications for Radiology

Apr 28, 2014 ... “How to Solve the Cost Crisis in Health Care,” Harvard Business. Review, September 2011; Porter, Michael E. “What is Value in Health Care” and supplementary papers, New England Journal of Medicine, December. 2010; Porter, Michael E. “A Strategy for Health Care Reform—Toward a Value-Based ...

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Strategic Planning and Radiology Practice Management in the New

Current comprehensive health care reform in the United States demands that policy makers, insurers, providers, and patients work in reshaping the health care system to deliver care that is both more affordable and of higher quality. A tectonic shift is under way that runs contrary to the traditional goal of radiology groups to.


Health Care Reform and Its Impact on Radiology Practice

Health Care Reform and Its Impact on. Radiology Practice. Andrew B. Bindman, MD. CMS is testing a range of payment policy options, including pay for performance, bundled payments, and shared savings through accountable care organizations. Radiologists can anticipate that the basis for how they are paid by Medicare ...


The Future of Radiology in the New Health Care Paradigm: The

Health care reform will catalzye a wave of experimentation with new forms of Medicare payment as well as reorganization of the care system. These changes could profoundly affect not only the discipline of radiology but the evolution of its core technologies. To respond successfully to these challenges, radiology must ...


Advocacy in Radiology

The health professionals lobby spent more than $82 million during the 2008 election cycle, and was the fifth highest spender on political campaigns. The American Medical. Association alone spent more than. $22 million on lobbying Congress during the health care reform debate. [13]. CBS News reported in 2009 that there ...


Adding Value to Health Care: Where Radiologists May Contribute

Jul 24, 2014 ... Adding Value to Health Care: Where Radiologists. May Contribute. R.A. Charalel, K.D. Hentel, R.J. Min, and P.C. Sanelli. National health care reform and scrutiny on rising health care costs have created a climate in which health care providers must improve the value, or quality per cost,1 of patient care.


The role of the radiologist in new payment systems

3Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA ... ment Reform, for example, has stated that ''our nation ... care services. Capitation could become the dominant method of payment in the setting of population health management, a paradigm in which a group of ...


Accountable Care Organizations: What Radiologists Should Know

Accountable Care Organizations: What Radiologists. Should Know. R.A. Charalel and P.C. Sanelli. ABBREVIATION: ACO. Accountable Care Organization. The landscape of health care is quickly changing, with new leg- islation and economic factors driving health care reform. Yet, fundamentally many health care delivery ...


Reengineering the Radiology Enterprise

The current initiative to reform health care from both a quality and a cost perspective has already had a profound impact on the radiology enterprise. We have seen a decrease in the utilization of imaging studies, a reduction in reimbursement, a declining payer mix, shrinking incomes, a proliferation of performance indices, ...


Checkmate! Building Better Patient Care - Strategic Concepts for

SWOT Analysis. Threats: •Decreasing reimbursement. •Increasing after-hours work. •Increasing number of non-compensated cases. •National Radiology Practices. •Competing local Radiology groups. •Leakage of studies. •Health care reform and ACOs. •Turf wars. •Self-referral / In-office imaging. 18 ...



Jan 16, 2014 ... road for us to travel down as we reach for our ultimate goal: value in health care. CME RADIOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS. Department of Radiology. “Imaging All The People: What Health Care Reform Means for Radiologists”. Global Learning Objectives. • Critically analyze research, guidelines and ...

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Emergency Department Imaging: Uncompensated Services

Conclusion: More than 28% of services rendered by radiologists to ED patients are uncompensated, corresponding to ... Key Words: Emergency radiology, patient access, uncompensated care, health care insurance. J Am Coll Radiol 2014 ... care through delivery system reform and insurance coverage expansion [ 3].


Setting Appropriateness I,

reform. The underlying theme, however, is eco- nomics. Barbara]. McNeil, MD, PhD, of the De- partment of Healthcare Policy of the Harvard. Medical School, recently addressed the subject of imaging technology and reimbursement in the. Index terms: Economics, medical I Radiology and radiologists, socioeconomic issues ...

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Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards: An Opportunity for Radiologists to

Special Review. Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards: An Opportunity for Radiologists to. Demonstrate Value. Michele D. Lesslie, DO, Jay R. Parikh, MD, FACR. In response to healthcare reform, a necessary evolution of radiology has shifted from generating volume to demonstrating value. Mul- tidisciplinary tumor boards provide ...


Time Spent by Breast Imaging Radiologists to Perform Value-Added

Background: Health care reform in the United States has generated a paradigm shift in the practice of radiol- ogy aimed at increasing the degree of patient- centered care. We conducted a study to quantify the amount of time breast imaging radiologists spend on value-added activities at an academic comprehensive cancer ...


The Affordable Care Act: Part IV of V

The healthcare consumer has emerged as health insur- ance plans have transformed in concert with delivery reforms and employers have increased the cost burden ... service. There are therapeutic services, but for the most part, it represents a small percentage within the domain of radiology. The emergence of alternative.


Medical Malpractice Tort Reform

Mar 14, 2011 ... AHRA certified radiology administrator (CRA) operation management ... every radiology department in order to improve the safety .... healthcare costs. It is, therefore, critical to consider whether medical malpractice tort reform at the state level has achieved the movement's stated goal: to reduce healthcare ...


Women's Preventive Care Services: Well-woman Visits and Prenatal

Today, UnitedHealthcare covers many women's preventive health care services, ... Well-woman visits, as defined by the health reform law, include visits to obtain the ... While radiology services like obstetrical ultrasounds may be part of routine prenatal care, they are not included under the health reform law. A copayment ...


Radiology Imaging Associates E-MAIL: Pt. Balance Due: PATIENT

SSN: GUARANTOR INFORMATION. NAME: PHONE #:. ADDRESS: CITY: ST: ZIP : Medical facilities are now required to collect health related information as part of healthcare reform. This is designed to improve the health of our patients and the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare systems. CURRENT MEDICATIONS: ...