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What the Appropriate Use Mandate Delay Means for Imaging Providers

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria Program deadline had been extended yet again. Originally slated to take effect on January 1, 2021, the new deadline extends the start date by a full year. The rules and reimbursement guidance was

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When and How Does Nuclear Medicine Go Back to Normal?

The entire medical system of the United States has been focused on a single threat over the past eight weeks. While the dangers from COVID-19 remain present, many states are beginning to open back up, and as capacity increases, medical facilities are easing back into seeing patients. Along with the

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Top 5 Posts from the Digirad blog in 2018

Digirad’s blog provides a variety of resources that keep you up to date on the ever-changing healthcare industry, including the advancements and issues that directly impact the operation of your practice. As we kick off a new year, here’s a look back at Digirad’s Top 5 Blog Posts from 2018:

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Why you should rethink PET/CT imaging for prostate cancer

The large majority of the nuclear imaging community would be quick to point out that PET/CT imaging with either 18Fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG), or Sodium 18Fluoride (NaF18), is not effective in prostate cancer diagnosis. In fact, it’s not even approved for initial prostate treatment strategy. With oncology imaging, most other cancers are

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Smart ways to take advantage of the ASNC ImageGuide Registry

Launched in 2015, the ASNC ImageGuide Registry is the first national registry developed to support non-invasive cardiac imaging and reduce the increasing regulatory reporting burden. It effectively promotes and ensures continuous quality improvement for referring physicians, technologists, and laboratories by improving efficiency, elevating the level of patient care, and reducing

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