Radiology compensation is more than just radiologist salaries. It also includes radiologic technologist and interventional radiology compensation, along with other subspecialties. Radiology pay incorporates bonuses, incentives, benefits and vacation time.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Medicare alternative payment models fee for service value based care

Unavoidability of ‘one-off’ imaging forces radiology to keep one foot in fee-for-service world

Radiology can participate only sporadically in CMS’s current conception of value-based care. Why?

September 1, 2023

Natural language processing helps increase follow-up imaging adherence, resulting in significant revenue

A new paper details how a team at the University of California utilized a hybrid system consisting of a quality coordinator and NLP software to bring in more than $60,000 in additional revenue from follow-up imaging alone.

May 15, 2023
Cardiologists employed by a hospital appear to be more likely to pursue cardiac catheterization or angioplasty than independent cardiologists. female physician male

Nuclear medicine records the lowest gender pay gap among physician specialties

Doximity's new 2023 Physician Compensation Report offers detailed insight into the impact of continued efforts to narrow the gender pay gap in medicine. 

March 27, 2023
overnight night shift attending radiologist burnout. A new policy statement from the American College of Cardiology highlights the importance of career flexibility—including the ability to change hours or work responsibilities when necessary—for cardiologists of all ages. 

Radiologists once again rank among the most burned-out specialists

Concerningly, nearly 80% of physicians described their burnout as “moderate to severe,” and one in five respondents reported self-medicating with alcohol to cope with their depressive symptoms. 

February 2, 2023

ACR joins call to action against looming Medicare payment cuts

Described as “disastrous” and “ominous,” the proposed cuts have been subject to rampant industry-wide backlash, with some cautioning that, if enacted, the reductions could cause “immediate financial instability” in the Medicare physician payment system. 

December 20, 2022

CMS cites 'newly published evidence' in postponement of PET coverage decision

Prior to the Dec. 15 announcement, CMS had released a different statement in June informing the public that they were reconsidering the amount of PET scans that Alzheimer’s patients undergoing monoclonal antibody treatment can receive.

December 19, 2022

Experienced teleradiologist shares 3 ‘remedies’ for work-from-home ailments

Remote radiology is not without its formidable challenges. A longtime veteran of the model discussed a number of these in a session at RSNA 2022.

November 30, 2022

CMS assigns new code and payment rate for automated CCTA coronary plaque assessment

CMS stated the code would have an assigned payment rate of $900-$1,000. It became effective starting on October 1, 2022. 

October 26, 2022
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