Healthcare Economics & Policy

The FDA has released a document outlining actions taken against East Palestine Family Medical Clinic Inc. in Ohio over problems with mammography image quality at the institution and its failure to meet certain imaging criteria.

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Board of Trustees also introduced the new editor of its Magnetic Resonance in Medicine journal.

“The College firmly believes that a solution built upon proven concepts of existing statutes in the states, such as New York, appropriately balances the interests of stakeholders while leaving patients out of the middle,” according to a statement from the ACR.

If the non-expansion states had seen the same increases in CRC screening, another 355,184 people would have been screened, according to authors of a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

The American College of Radiology Council also elected its new vice president during the ACR 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Daniel Picus, MD, was named the recipient of the William T. Thorwarth Jr, MD, Award on May 20, during the American College of Radiology’s Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

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.