- clinical decision support

Ordering advanced imaging with clinical decision support (CDS) can save both time and money, but many of the details on how it will work are still unknown, according to a presentation earlier this week at the AHRA 2015 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

 - screening

The Affordable Care Act mandated that health insurers pick up the full tab for a number of evidence-based, preventive-care procedures. But for two of the top-targeted procedures, mammography and colonoscopy, patients haven’t exactly rushed doctors’ offices to take advantage of the free screening opportunities. 

 - Thumbs up

The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) issued a statement Friday saying it “recognizes and appreciates” a significant change CMS made in the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. 

 - woman mammography breast cancer

Modern breast imaging technology shows that radiation dose values used in mammography are lower than originally assumed, according to a study presented at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. 

 - Computer link

If HHS’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) gets its latest clinical decision support (CDS) initiative up and funded, all sorts of stakeholders will be regularly tapping into patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)—and a new bite of alphabet soup will be everyday language for healthcare providers.