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October News Digest

Posted on: 10.01.14 by Digirad

The imaging industry and healthcare in general is continually evolving. It’s important to stay informed about the changes in healthcare that may impact the development, operation, maintenance, and growth of your imaging services. Here is a look at some recent news articles.

2015 Proposed HOPPS/ MPFS Payment Charts

On July 3rd, 2014, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the proposed payment rates on CY2015 for services furnished under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). Below are two charts that capture proposed RVUs for pertinent codes for CY2015. Continue Reading…

 

ASNC Choosing Wisely Video Series

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, in partnership with the ABIM Foundation has launched a video series on their YouTube channel as a part of the “Choosing Wisely” campaign. The video series helps you to identify which patients should, or should not be, imaged based on their clinical characteristics. Click play to take a look…

 

CXO: Making patient experience a C-suite priority

The pile of letters complaining about a parking attendant was the tipping point for Kristine K. S. White, RN, MBA. White, in an exchange that would prepare her for the role of chief experience officer, confronted the surly staffer in his booth. He was, after all, often patients’ first encounter with Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He acknowledged that he had heard about patients’ displeasure but what was he supposed do? Continue Reading…

 

Studies Explore CV Impacts of Wine, Coffee and Energy Drinks

From coffee increasing the risk of pre-diabetes in young adults with hypertension, to wine only protecting against cardiovascular disease in people who exercise, to the heart risks associated with energy drinks, several studies presented at ESC Congress 2014 provide new information about the impacts of some of these more popular beverages on cardiovascular health. Continue Reading…



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