Protect Future Reimbursement by Using Correct Specialty Designator for IR

Protect Reimbursement Intervention Radiology Doctor holding x-ray image of chest

Protect your future reimbursement intervention radiology. Despite interventional radiology (IR) having its own specialty code in the Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), the Society for Interventional Radiology (SIR) maintains that many IR groups are continuing to use code 30. Code 30 is the diagnostic radiology identifier code. In PECOS, the specialty code…

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MRI Safety in the Facility

A female getting an MRI

The magnetic fields generated from an MRI to capture diagnostic images are extremely powerful. As such, there are numerous safety protocols that must be followed during operation. The MRI safety protocols created by the ACR Guidance Document on MR Safe Practices: 2013 are designed to ensure the safety of the patients as well as the…

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Night Time Coverage Becoming Harder

radiologist looking at the x-rays

Managing night shift coverage remains a major challenge in the health industry. Across all specialties, night coverage rates are far lower than day staffing, but demand only continues to grow for both shifts. As explained by Beth W. Orenstein of Radiology Today, effective workflow management reduces the strain on health organizations during night hours. The…

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3 Ways A Pediatric Radiology Labor Shortage Could Make An Impact

a female kid getting an MRI - pediatric radiologists is on the rise

An analysis by Assistant Professor Cory M. Pfeifer, MD, MS, department of radiology at Dallas’ University of Texas SW Medical Center is published in Volume 15, Issue 3, of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  While the need for pediatric radiologists continues to rise, fellowship interest in this subspecialty is on the decline.…

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