Healthcare Legislation

CMS Lung Cancer Screening Update

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Consensus has been building for long-time smokers need for annual CT Scan Lung Cancer Screening to reduce their risk of dying from lung cancer. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on November 10th that it made a preliminary decision to offer Medicare reimbursement of CT […]

Healthcare for Women: ONRAD Apprehensive about Medicare Reimbursement Cuts for Stereotactic Biopsy Procedure

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

At Onrad, we provide quality patient care to women via our on-site and teleradiology diagnostic imaging services.  The provision of quality health care for all women and girls in the U.S. continues to be an on-going initiative throughout the country.  Medicare’s anticipated plans to implement reimbursement cuts for stereotactic biopsy procedures may unintentionally fuel a […]

Health-care Reform and Radiology: Introduction

Friday, August 24, 2012

imagingBiz | How the majority of provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will affect health care (in general) and radiology (in particular) remains to be seen; with the most sweeping changes still pending in the coming years, providers are holding their breaths. Ed Gaines, chief compliance officer for Medical Management Professionals […]

Radiology’s Role in Changing the Culture of Medicine

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

imagingBiz | Well, it happened: In a surprise ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of health-care reform by interpreting the individual mandate as a tax. The full decision is well worth reading, but the upshot is that starting in 2015, our already beleaguered—some would say broken—health-care system will take on up to 30 million […]

How the Affordable Care Act will Affect Radiology Services

Monday, July 16, 2012

Introduction With the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Constitutional legality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care providers are asking questions about how the Act will affect their practices. Those who work in radiology services are certainly no exception. Modern medicine, after all, relies on radiology far more than it did in the […]