Healthcare Economics & Policy

Gonzalo Paredes, 63, was convicted of 51 felony counts for his role in the “largest healthcare insurance fraud scheme in the history of San Diego,” which was dubbed Operation Backlash, according to a statement from the San Diego DA.

“Although echocardiography plays an important role in the treatment of many patients with AMI, these findings suggest that a more selective approach may be safe and may reduce costs, particularly at high-use hospitals,” wrote authors of a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

In the most recent episode of the Kaiser Health News podcast “An Arm And A Leg,” host Dan Weissmann sits down with a patient living with brain cancer to learn how she shopped around for low cost brain MRIs, ultimately saving hundreds each year.

Canon Medical Systems USA has received FDA approval for its deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) image reconstruction technology for CT scanning.

A culture of corruption allows giant companies like General Electric, Siemens, Philips and Toshiba to bribe Chinese government and hospital officials into purchasing expensive medical equipment, including imaging modalities, according to a lengthy piece published by the New York Times.

The medical imaging industry contributes billions of dollars to state economies, according to three new reports published June 12, by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA). The findings, experts say, provide more reason to permanently repeal the medical device tax.

Aidoc announced Tuesday, June 11, that it has received FDA clearance for its AI-based solution for triaging cervical spine fractures.

A jury awarded $11.5 million to a woman from Framingham, Massachusetts, in a medical malpractice suit filed against a radiologist in the state, which argued he was negligent in not adequately identifying a heart problem that eventually led to permanent brain damage, according to the Boston Globe.

The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) recently published a new chapter outlining minimum standards for preparing, compounding, dispensing and packaging sterile and non-sterile radiopharmaceuticals that are part of state-licensed activities.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is championing bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday, June 5, that would reduce prior authorization practices found to delay patient access to necessary cancer treatments.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a handful of healthcare companies over potentially using intermediaries to set up bribes with Chinese government and hospital officials to sell medical equipment, according to reporting by Reuters.

The president of Portable Radiology Services in North Canton, Ohio has been indicted for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $2 million for billing x-ray services that were never rendered, reported Cleveland 19 News.