Within a few days of receiving a letter fron SNMMI and ASNC regarding Aetna's cardiac PET policy, it has reversed its non-coverage policy.
A new study found that radiologist participation in Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations increased more than three-fold between 2013 and 2018, growing from 10.4% to 34.9%.Read More
Prompted by a recent alarming rise in cases of colorectal cancer in people younger than 50, an independent expert panel has recommended that individuals of average risk for the disease begin screening exams at 45 years of age instead of the traditional 50.Read More
A new study in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety analyzed the impact of Lean management on hospital-wide performance. Here’s what it revealed.Read More
SNMMI and 62 organizations, representing more than 1 million healthcare providers, thanked Congress for its past efforts on physician reimbursement and requested the inclusion of specific provisions in future legislation.Read More
As the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 transitions from a numerical score to pass or fail—as early as January 2022—radiology residency program directors will likely rely on USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge scores as an objective and standardized metric to screen applicants, researchers say.Read More