Brain imaging, ChatGPT, and medicolegal topped 2023's most read list
In this study, French researchers suggested additional PET imaging with the use of translocator protein radiotracer for observing visual brain patterns and indexing the reactivity of astrocytes, starlike cells that play a key role in central nervous system functions. The research will continue.3. UnitedHealthcare sues Radiology Partners over billing disputeWhile litigation over pass-through billing in UnitedHealthcare (United) versus Radiology Partners moved closer to arbitration as of August, details from the April court filing are worth noting. The complaint centered on a small practice that Radiology Partners acquired ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 20, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Source Type: news

GP 'engineering' fears as small practice contracts offered on branch-only basis
GP leaders have raised concerns over the 'engineering' of general practice after integrated care boards (ICBs) offered contracts for small practices on a branch-only basis. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 21, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP contracts Source Type: news

How Small Practices Are Surviving and Thriving, Part 2 How Small Practices Are Surviving and Thriving, Part 2
In part 2 of our series on small-town and rural practices, doctors weigh in on more challenges they face running rural and small practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 19, 2023 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How Small Practices Are Surviving and Thriving, Part 1 How Small Practices Are Surviving and Thriving, Part 1
Small-town, rural, and small practices struggle with a variety of challenges, from private equity looking to scoop them up, to a lack of resources and new recruits. How are they surviving?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

More Practice Merger Options for Small Practices More Practice Merger Options for Small Practices
Joseph S. Eastern, MD, discusses several practice merger options for doctors with small practices, including forming a cooperative group and joining an independent practice association.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news

Advice on Small Practice Mergers Advice on Small Practice Mergers
If you are considering a merger, which offers many benefits, here are some things to think about, says Joseph S. Eastern, MD.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 29, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news

Podcast: The demise of small practices, enhanced access and LMC anger over GP contract
The team discusses falling numbers of small GP practices, enhanced access plans under this year's GP contract and LMCs' fears about the future of GP contract negotiations. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 21, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

'Soul of general practice' at risk as small practices decimated since 2015
Small GP practices have halved in number since the 2015 general election, making up the vast majority of nearly 1,400 practices lost to mergers or closures over that period, GPonline analysis shows. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 19, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Direct care physician organization aims to be a new option for patients and providers
Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh is working to bring in new physicians while retaining the small practices and the individual experience that patients expect from direct care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 21, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

The uncertain future of the independent family doc
Shrinking margins in modern health care are straining independent family physicians in the Capital Region. Doctors worry small practices can ’t hold on much longer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

The uncertain future of the independent family doc
Shrinking margins in modern health care are straining independent family physicians in the Capital Region. Doctors worry small practices can ’t hold on much longer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

In a Possible First, Primary Care Practice Opens in Cancer Center In a Possible First, Primary Care Practice Opens in Cancer Center
The Graham Cancer Center in Delaware has taken a plunge and set up a small practice with the hope that enough patients will want the serviceMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Radiology groups can prepare now to implement the No Surprises Act
The No Surprises Act will become effective January 1, 2022. This is the firs...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Family Physicians in Solo and Small Practices Declining Family Physicians in Solo and Small Practices Declining
This brief report shows a steady decrease in the number of family physicians in solo or small practices from 2014-2018. Will this trend have an impact on quality of care?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Reimbursement for AI in radiology is more than just billable codes
The radiology community is abuzz with talk of artificial intelligence (AI) system...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news