Healthcare Economics & Policy

“Given that health care systems are limited in their financial resources, competing surveillance strategies should be analyzed for their cost-effectiveness," wrote Paulo Henrique Lima and colleagues in an April 17 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Switching both low-and high-income women from affordable to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) resulted in lengthy delays in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, reported authors of a large study published in Health Affairs.

A bill introduced to Congress on April 9 aims to close a Medicare “loophole” by preventing physician self-referrals for advanced imaging, radiation therapy, anatomic pathology and physical therapy. The legislation is a polarizing issue for medical societies.

FlouroShield is a region of interest radiation exposure reduction solution for interventional x-ray imaging.

Radiologists reported a yearly salary of $419,000, according to results of the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2019. The figure is 4% higher than the specialties’ average salary in last year's Medscape report.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) now recommends women undergo mammography every other year, beginning at age 50. The new guidelines have drawn criticism from the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging.

Intraoperative MRI can be a cost-effective method for treating patients with high-grade gliomas, according to results of a microsimulation model study published in Radiology.

Patient gonadal and fetal shielding during x-ray imaging is unnecessary and should be "discontinued" as routine practice, according to a new position statement from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

“Organized medicine, including national radiology specialty societies, will need to evaluate this trend and impact on society membership," wrote authors of a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The bipartisan bill (HR 1969) was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, April 2, by Reps. Danny Davis (D-IL) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and would provide Medicare coverage for CT colonography screening.

The FDA announced Tuesday, April 3, that it is working on a new framework to regulate AI-based medical devices that continually learn from healthcare data.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) published its latest updated Appropriateness Criteria to help radiologists improve care across 12 topic areas.