Stephanie Krent, Imaging Performance Partnership
On Friday, budget cuts mandated by the sequester rule went into effect. Because there’s some confusion about what these automatic cuts will actually entail, we wanted to answer some questions here on the blog.
The sequester effect: Getting ready for cuts to come
Shaun Lillard, Imaging Performance Partnership
In the past few years, we’ve heard increasing concern from members about volume volatility in imaging. While we do predict modest increases in imaging volumes across 5 and 10 year time frames, declines are occurring in some modalities from one year to the next. Therefore, helping you understand national trends in imaging volumes has become one of our top priorities each year.
How did your imaging volumes measure up in 2012?
Michael Song, Imaging Performance Partnership
Fourteen health care practitioners across New Jersey were arrested this week on charges of participating in a bribery scheme to steer patient referrals to a community MRI center. The arrests follow an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General that uncovered bribes made by directors at the Orange Community MRI Center to referring physicians.
Arrests made in New Jersey kickback scheme