Are you up-to-date with ACR requirements? An overview of recent changes

The American College of Radiology (ACR) constantly updates its radiology requirements, as well as its feedback and opinion on current issues affecting radiology. With all of these frequent updates, it can be difficult to keep up with the healthcare roller coaster of progress, issues, and trends. It seems as though change is the norm!

ACR, patient groups, urge CMS coverage of virtual colonoscopy

The ACR, along with multiple patient groups, is working to have Medicare and Medicaid Services cover virtual colonoscopy.

 It’s already covered by private insurers in 22 states–and that number is only increasing. The general consensus is that it’s time for Medicare and Medicaid to join in.

Gadolinium concerns are top of mind as ACR updates contrast guidelines

The ACR has updated its manual concerning the use of contrast media, especially gadolinium.

The new manual addresses topics such as diagnostic efficacy, adverse reactions, and dosing/concentration. This also addresses some key FDA concerns.

Mammogram reimbursement would work best as bundled payments, researchers say in the Journal of the American College of Radiology

The Journal of the American College of Radiology published the study mentioned within this article.

The study explores the idea of radiologist-led bundled payment models. It addresses where these payment models have been focused, and potential Medicare goals. The article also shows a framework to transition from fee-for-service model type to alternate payment models.

Are you looking for products that are compliant with ACR guidelines? Take a look at products like NovaDose, which take the guesswork out of it for you by pre-satisfying guidelines.


Be sure that your facility is on top of the latest trends in Radiology, including the affects of insurance and medical billing. For more resources, visit the rest of our website, novarad.net.

 

This post was written by Allie Robinson, a business policy analyst and content contributor for Novarad.

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