Recent Articles


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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

I wanted more family time. How vRad helped me find it.

  One in a series from people sharing their experiences as vRad teleradiologists. In this entry, Jonathon Lee, MD, explains what he discovered after stepping away from a partnership position to set sail toward a better work/life balance.   As was my primary goal when I finished med school, I achieved partnership in a successful…

Read More

Better outcomes for stroke victims. With CT perfusion, time is on our side.

  A growing number of health organizations are making computed tomographic perfusion (CTP) a critical part of their stroke intervention protocols. Research, like the DAWN trials, supports stroke diagnosis and emergency interventional treatment (thrombectomy) up to 24 hours after symptom onset, extending the timeline during which an initial head CT report provides critical information. Further,…

Read More

Why vRad? Finding Work-Life Balance with Barbara Michele McCorvey, M.D.

  Everything changes when you start a family. OK – not everything – not all at once – but it certainly does bring change. Let’s explore the story of a radiologist who faced – and embraced – that change with vRad.   Introducing Dr. Barbara Michele McCorvey Dr. Barbara Michele McCorvey is a fellowship trained…

Read More