Ben Lauing, Imaging Performance Partnership
Claiming in a lawsuit filed last week that it is nothing more than a “money-making scheme,” the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) hopes to do away with the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
Is the MOC process a valuable tool for ensuring proficiency, or just a way to line the pockets of executives at the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)?
Maintenance of Certification under attack
Shaun Lillard, Imaging Performance Partnership
We’ve seen that imaging programs are increasingly securing preauthorization from payers for advanced imaging procedures—a function that has been traditionally performed by referring physician offices. Because of this trend, we continue to receive questions from members wondering how they should be staffing to meet this added responsibility.
Below, we've assembled some considerations for your preauthorization staff
Designing an effective preauthorization team
Emily Hague, Imaging Performance Partnership
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama raised the issue of finding skilled workers for the science and technology industries – there are currently twice as many job openings as trained workers, despite the nation’s high unemployment rate. One proposed solution – to increase the number of partnerships between private organizations and community colleges to ensure a sufficient labor force – is in place at Sutter Health.
Recruiting skilled staff in an era of shortage