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A Radiologist’s New Year’s Resolutions

Do you share Dr. Tim Myers goals for 2012?  2012 is likely going to provide more of the same roller coaster ups and downs experienced in 2011. To keep from getting dizzy, Dr. Myers recommends keeping our eyes fixed on something substantial: …

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Radiology as a Commodity

A question:  If you were concerned that you had a potentially debilitating disease, would you want your diagnosing radiologist to be trained using cookbook guidelines or one that spent time learning to gather and assimilate data to arrive at well-thought-out …

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Congratulations MSKIC Team: Best of San Antonio 2011

US Commerce Association just awarded Msuculoskeletal Imaging Consultants the Best of San Antonio 2011 award in recognition of its commitment quality and patient care in radiology. MSKIC champions teleradiology best practices and provides MIPPA accreditation assistance to its clients to assure that all MSKIC patients recieve the highest quality radiolgy care.

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Federal False Claims Award of $10,000,000 Against Imaging Company for Failing to Provide Proper Physician Coverage for Contrast Injections

Federal court issues a $10 million dollar fine to a medical company that failed to have a qualitifed physician present during contrast injection as required by Medicare (CMS). With MIPPA, IDTFs and physician owned in-office MRI centers must have a qualified physician present to supervise the injection of contrast for any of the covered diagnostic imaging studies in order to bill Medicare. There is now precedent that failure to do so can be construed as a Medicare False Claim with significant finacial repercussions.

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