COVID-Delayed Screenings Increase Late-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnoses

COVID-Delayed Screenings Increase Late-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnoses

The National Cancer Institute, in June 2020, expressed fears that declines in cancer screenings and delays in treatment due to the COVID-19 pandemic could contribute to an increase in rates of advanced cancer diagnoses and deaths through 2030. A recent study was led by Jade Zifei Zhou, MD, Ph.D., a hematology/oncology fellow at Moores Cancer…

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Wide Variation in Imaging Prices

Wide Variation in Imaging Prices article

Revenue — it’s all over the news right now — from the No Surprises Act to the Hospital Price Transparency rule. Pricing for some “shoppable” radiology services varies significantly from one facility to another. The Hospital Price Transparency rule went into effect on January 1, 2021. The rule requires hospitals to provide “clear, accessible pricing…

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Diagnostic Radiology Experienced 44% Decline in Medicare Reimbursement over Last 10 Years

Diagnostic Radiology Experienced 44% Decline in Medicare Reimbursement over Last 10 Years

Diagnostic radiology has experienced a 44% Medicare reimbursement reduction over the past 10 years. Medicare reimbursements for diagnostic radiology began declining with the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2006. Recent research led by Derrek Schartz, MD of the Department of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester, showed that adjusting for inflation…

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Study Shows CT Screening Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths

Study Shows CT Screening Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths

Recent research published in JAMA Network Open confirms that CT lung cancer scanning reduces lung cancer deaths. A retrospective study examined the records of 312,382 patients from the SEER program diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer who received CT lung scans between 2006 and 2016. The study confirmed that patients with early-stage disease experience improved…

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