Radiologists, It’s Time to Call Your Member in Congress!

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Your government is here to help. Under the guise of “Patients over Paperwork,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a $5 billion boost to funding for reimbursement for care-related evaluation and management (E/M). Unfortunately the latest government effort to ease administration burdens on physicians will cost radiologists $450 million in one year…

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CMS Adds Barriers to Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Disbursements

No more “pay and chase.” On November 4, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin enforcing a recently issued final rule that empowers CMS to revoke or deny enrollment in provider programs for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP based on questionable business associations. There are no databases of questionable businesses. CMS will…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Q&A with Dr. Patricia Krakos of Texas Radiology Associates

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Dr. Patricia Krakos of Texas Radiology Associates, founding member of radiologist-owned alliance Collaborative Imaging, loves making a difference in people’s lives, especially women. This desire to help women began in 1992 when she started practicing breast imaging. This also means Dr. Krakos isn’t a stranger to breast cancer diagnosis, which has also affected her personal…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Q&A with Dr. Daniel Shekleton of Raleigh Radiology

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Breast cancer is the number one cancer detected in women, with one in eight women affected. Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer: a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, friend or coworker.  Dr. Daniel Shekleton of Raleigh Radiology, which is a member of the radiologist-owned alliance Collaborative Imaging, is no different. After his mother was…

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