Beyond the hype: How practical AI is enhancing radiology

Moving past the initial media hype, practitioners are beginning to demonstrate how AI applications can enhance the ability of radiologists to support better patient outcomes. It’s a fact of life in our digital age that emerging technologies are often accompanied by overinflated expectations about their potential to transform the world. Consider drones. Early supporters predicted…

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Shedding light on the “Dark Side” of radiology

  Some radiologists perceive vRad as dwelling on the “Dark Side” of our profession. In the past, I may have counted myself among those skeptics. Today I see the light and am happy to share a place among the converts.   We’re not so different  I’m not certain how vRad may have earned such a sinister reputation among traditional practitioners. My guess would be they see…

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Learn the 3 study types that may account for up to 80% of radiology claim denials

Claim denials drive up the cost of healthcare and divert resources from the primary goal of delivering quality patient care. When it comes to radiology services, the vast majority of claim denials can be attributed to insufficient documentation of medical necessity for three types of studies. Increased awareness of claims requirements among ordering clinicians, technologists…

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What everyone needs to know to ensure we all get paid

Claims management is essential to patient care. If a facility is not properly reimbursed for medical services rendered, patient care will ultimately be compromised. When it comes to radiology services, often those on the front lines of patient care – the technologists, those scheduling imaging services, clinicians, and even our radiologists – aren’t fully aware…

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So, what’s it like being a teleradiologist?

  One in a series from people sharing their experiences as vRad teleradiologists. In this entry, Jonathon Lee describes his typical workday as a vRad diagnostic radiologist.   I chose to step away from a full partnership position, so I could focus more on family. After a little over a year with vRad, I can’t…

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How credentialing processes must evolve in the age of telemedicine

  Hospitals and clinics are integrating more tele-services into their everyday protocols as the telemedicine model continues to demonstrate the potential for them to deliver better, more cost-effective care. However, while new protocols for providing quality care are rapidly evolving, many organizations continue to follow internal credentialing bylaws and standards developed to support a dated…

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Why I’ll never go back to a traditional radiology practice

  One in a series from people sharing their experiences as vRad teleradiologists. In this entry, Jonathon Lee, MD, recounts how, through his search for a more family-friendly vocation, he discovered a trove of professional rewards that have renewed his passion for radiology.   In search of a better work/life balance, I walked away from…

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How medical staff offices benefit from telehealth credentialing agreements

  Patient safety is the name of the game in credentialing. It is a process essential to ensuring quality care. However, the traditional primary source verification (PSV) approach to credentialing is antiquated in the age of telemedicine. Credentialing agreements between hospitals and telehealth providers uphold high standards of care, while significantly reducing medical staff administration…

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