Healthcare Economics & Policy

Walmart and Covera Health, a New York City-based health analytics company have announced a multi-year collaboration to cut down on unnecessary treatment based on misdiagnosed imaging exams.

The American College of Radiology has released a toolkit to better explain the Jan. 1, 2020, CMS mandate to referring providers after many members expressed concern about their referring provider’s lack of awareness about the upcoming policy.

According to Zebra Medical Vision, their technology can save physicians more than 80% of the time it takes to reach the acute condition compared to the commonly used first in first out (FIFO) method.

The FDA has issued two final guidance documents regarding x-ray devices designed to more closely align FDA requirements with internationally developed standards.

Touchstone Medical Imaging has agreed to pay a $3 million fine to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to settle potential Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) rule violations stemming from a large breach exposing patient health information.

 

The ARRS also presented Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, with the Gold Medal for 2019 during its annual meeting in Honolulu.

On May 22, more than 400 American College of Radiology (ACR) members will speak with their elected federal representatives to discuss four legislative priorities as part of Capitol Hill Advocacy Day at the 2019 ACR Annual Meeting.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) has released new screening mammography guidelines based on a patient’s individual breast cancer risk profile. The American College of Radiology announced their support for the new recommendations.

The joint statement—published in Thyroid—was put out by American Thyroid Association, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the European Thyroid Association.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Urological Association (AUA) have updated their clinical guidelines for adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy following prostatectomy.

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and numerous other societies have endorsed prostatic artery embolization (PEA) as a safe and effective method to treat an enlarged prostate in certain patients.

The FDA wants manufacturers to include additional information in premarket submissions for medical devices that include quantitative imaging functions, according to a new draft guidance from the federal agency.