Out-of-Pocket Costs Decrease Subsequent Breast Cancer Screenings

Out-of-Pocket Costs Decrease Subsequent Breast Cancer Screenings

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, found that women who experienced out-of-pocket costs for their first screening mammogram were much less likely to have subsequent breast cancer screenings. Researchers wanted to know how out-of-pocket expenses for breast cancer screening impacted women and their decisions to continue mammography and…

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What is medical coding?

What is medical coding?

    The revenue cycle is critical for every healthcare entity, and submitting the correct medical coding for every procedure performed is the first step in effective revenue cycle management. Collaborative Imaging allows you to maximize revenue at all levels of the cycle with our revenue cycle experts and cutting-edge technology. It all begins with…

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Top Reasons Clinicians Leaving Healthcare

Top Reasons Clinicians Leaving Healthcare

In the two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began, staffing problems at every healthcare organization in the U. S. continue to increase. Lauren Manzione, a project analyst at KLAS Research, authored a Clinician Turnover and the EHR Experience report. Organizations face high turnover, increasing costs, and stress on existing employees to train new employees, resulting…

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Texas Physicians Win In No Surprises Act Law Suit

Texas Physicians Win In No Surprises Act Law Suit

A  U.S. district court judge granted the Texas Medical Association’s motion for summary judgment agreeing that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ’s interpretation of the No Surprises Act did not line up with the law, as written, and as Congress intended. The ruling came on February 23, 2022. Judge Jeremy Kernodle concurred…

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Do Second Opinion Reads Need Different Reimbursement Formula?

Do Second Opinion Reads Need Different Reimbursement Formula

The value of second opinions for patients is undeniable. Second opinions for breast cancer imaging are often referred to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) – designated centers, and these centers receive thousands of second opinion requests annually. A multidisciplinary tumor board (MTB) at an NCI-designed center revealed that the diagnosis changed for 43% of the…

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