Women Benefit When They Schedule Their Mammogram around their COVID Vaccine or Booster

Women Benefit When They Schedule Their Mammogram around their COVID Vaccine or Booster

Recent research, published on November 17 in Academic Radiology, suggests that women will benefit by scheduling their mammogram around their COVID-19 vaccination or booster. Soon after COVID-19 vaccinations began in late 2020 and early 2021, radiologists noticed unilateral axillary adenopathy in women who had recently received their COVID-19 vaccine. In those cases, researchers recommended follow-up…

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Act Now to Help Avert Payment Cuts to Physicians from Medicare

Act Now to Help Avert Payment Cuts to Physicians from Medicare

During the largest healthcare crisis in U.S. history, members of Congress continue to negotiate on an end-of-the-year funding bill that does not address the substantial cuts in Medicare reimbursements to all healthcare providers, scheduled to begin on January 1, 2022. Congress must pass the continuing resolution (CR) before the end of 2021 to provide a…

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CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccination by January 4th for Facilities that Accept Medicare and Medicaid

CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccination by January 4th for Facilities that Accept Medicare and Medicaid

CMS announced an emergency order requiring every healthcare facility, who participates in Medicare and Medicaid programs to ensure that all eligible employees receive COVID-19 vaccination by January 4, 2022. The emergency order applies to approximately 76,000 facilities that employ more than 17 million healthcare workers. Applicable facilities include: Ambulatory Surgery Centers Clinics Community Mental Health…

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Significant Disparities in MRI Screening after an Elevated PSA Test

Significant Disparities in MRI Screening after an Elevated PSA Test

Recent research published in JAMA Network Open showed that Asian, Black, and Hispanic men are much less likely to have a prostate MRI after an elevated PSA blood test. Previous studies have revealed that disparities exist among ethnic minorities in PSA screenings, follow-up services, and the treatment of prostate cancer. MRI has gained traction recently…

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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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