Associations Weigh In On MU [Meaningful Use] Timeline Change

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) major announcement of a one-year extension for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 got industry stakeholders talking. While there is added flexibility down the road, there remains no immediate relief as Stage 2 rolls out—leaving many in the field to question, is it enough?

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More Work Needed for CT Colonography Reimbursement

Continued scientific publications, legislative efforts, and public education about the value of CT colonography (CTC) are vital for achieving acceptance and reimbursement of the screening nationally, according to an article published in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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Study Finds Overdiagnosis in CT Lung Screening

A new analysis of National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) data has found that as many as one-fifth of all lung cancer diagnoses may represent overdiagnosis — that is, detection of indolent or slow-growing lung cancers that may never have harmed the patient, according to a report in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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RSNA Reports Flat Attendance at 2013 Show

By Thursday, December 5, RSNA was reporting total attendance of 53,169, essentially unchanged compared with Thursday attendance of 52,973 at the 2012 edition of the meeting. The 2012 meeting itself saw attendance decline 9% compared to 2011.

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