Natalie McGarry, Imaging Performance Partnership
For the first time, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) have jointly developed new appropriate use criteria (AUC) for CV imaging in heart failure patients. Read on for our analysis of the new guidelines.
New AUC for CV imaging released
Stephanie Krent, Imaging Performance Partnership
As the federal government continues to focus on cutting healthcare costs, especially those associated with imaging, many have suggested targeting self-referrals as a cost-savings measure. Recent studies
have suggested that self-referring physicians utilize imaging at a greater rate than physicians without financial interest. Now, a study
published in this month’s Journal of the American Medical Association
finds a correlation between financial interest and incidence of cardiac imaging.
JAMA Study Links Cardiac Imaging With Financial Interest