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Why you should think twice about the Medicare Imaging Demonstration

by Erin Lane January 13, 2015

Recently there has been a lot of buzz about the effectiveness of using clinical decision support (CDS) to promote appropriate ordering of advanced imaging exams—especially since RAND released the results of the Medicare Imaging Demonstration (MID) late last year. The demonstration was a CDS pilot program designed by CMS—and the results weren’t encouraging.

But we need to understand more about the study before we jump to conclusions based on what’s been the news. Significant flaws in the design and limitations in methodology impact how we should interpret these results.

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Referring Physician Satisfaction Surveys: Getting to Useful Data

September 14, 2010

We've received a number of requests in recent weeks for good examples of referring physician satisfaction surveys.  We like this version because the questions are rather blunt.

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