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first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Related Content Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more April 21, 2010 – The American College of Radiology (ACR) is presently asking radiologists, radiation oncologists and all doctors to sign a petition to permanently repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.The SGR formula determines the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) physician payment rates, and the ACR says the formula is flawed. This reimbursement formula has resulted in Congress applying a temporary patch on a near-annual basis to ensure physicians are not faced with significant cuts to their reimbursement.The ACR was responding to President Obama recently signing the H.R. 4851, the Continuing Extension Act of 2010, into law. This reinstated Medicare physician payments to where they were on March 31. The bill again postpones the 21.3 percent cut that was supposed to take effect in 2010.This most recent extension of 2009 payment rates will continue through the end of May, and will be applied retroactively to all physician services provided to Medicare patients in April. The ACR is encouraging doctors to ask their senators to work to provide physicians with permanent relief from what it calls a “flawed payment system.”In addition, the extension of the 2009 payment rates also postponed CMS’ “meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology” program to physicians who provide services in outpatient facilities. According to the ACR, the legislative clarification in H.R. 4851 means incentives should be offered to physicians who provide services in outpatient facilities (POS Code 22). This will be reflected in the eligibility requirements in CMS’ final rule on Stage 1 of meaningful use, due sometime before early summer 2010.For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | April 20, 2010 ACR Urges Repeal of Growth Rate Formula last_img

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