US Radiology Faces Class Action Lawsuit after Data Breach

US Radiology Faces Class Action Lawsuit after Data Breach

  proposed class action suit has been filed against US Radiology Specialists (USRS) over a data breach occurring in December 2021. Plaintiffs Ariann J-Hanna and Nicole Pyle, residents of Tucson, AZ, claimed “individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated” that USRS did not fulfill their responsibility to keep secure and protect sensitive patient…

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Modern Healthcare: Helping physician practices remain independent amid waves of consolidation

Modern Healthcare: Helping physician practices remain independent amid waves of consolidation

Dhruv Chopra formed Collaborative Imaging in 2018 to support independent radiology practices. Collaborative Imaging is a physician-owned alliance of independent private radiology practices with the common goal of providing best in class patient care using the right mix of technology, innovative processes, and a business model with the agility to adapt in a rapidly changing…

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No more billing and admin tasks helped this group grow to 20 times its size

No more billing and admin tasks helped this group grow to 20 times its size

Jessica Kania | Radiology Business Journal This practice expanded from 3 to 60 radiologists in under 2 years, without private equity overlords. Here’s how. In late 2020, KC Tan MD Medical Corporation was a three-physician radiology group in Arcadia, Calif., covering three hospitals. Today, the group is a 60-radiologist, multispecialty practice consisting of radiologists, neuroradiologists…

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CT Scan Usage Dramatically Increases in ED

CT Scan Usage Dramatically Increases in ED

A recent study published August 23 in the American Journal of Roentgenology noted a significant increase in utilization of chest and abdominopelvic CT scans in emergency departments from 2011 to 2018. According to a team led by Dr. Ninad Salastekar of Emory University in Atlanta, the reasons are uncertain. The study provoked questions regarding overuse…

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Surprise Billing Regulations Finalized

Surprise Billing Regulations Finalized

On August 19, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rules related to the Surprise Billing act. These rules clarify specific requirements under the July 2021 interim rules regarding information that group health plans and health insurance companies offering group or individual health insurance coverage must share about the qualifying payment…

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