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2013-08-07 23:21:03

National Decision Support Company supports shift from volume-based to value-based payments Andover, MA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 On July 31, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed the Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013 that introduces new payment models for physicians based on quality metrics and patient outcomes. “Most exciting is that the second provision of the bill introduces decision support tools, such as ACR Select, as the means to...

2013-07-24 23:27:09

Healthcare veterans join executive staff to support business development and marketing. Andover, MA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 As part of its strategy to bring ACR Select—a national standard set of evidence-based guidelines that help health care providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam for a patient's clinical condition—to market, National Decision Support Company (NDSC) is expanding its team as healthcare veterans Mick Brown and Bob Cooke join the executive lineup....

2013-06-07 23:18:16

The hospital further establishes itself as a leader in San Francisco for imaging technology. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 St. Mary´s Medical Center´s radiation oncology department has received a prestigious three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) — a rarely achieved “gold-standard” seal of approval from the field´s oldest and most respected accrediting body. St. Mary´s is one of only two hospitals in San Francisco to...

2013-05-22 23:27:22

Shady Grove Radiology´s Shady Grove Breast Center, located in Rockville, Maryland, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Reston VA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Shady Grove Radiology´s Shady Grove Breast Center, located in Rockville, Maryland, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR...

2013-01-08 23:26:47

Radiologists nearly twice as likely as other providers to qualify for PQRS bonuses A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study shows that fewer than one-in-five healthcare providers meet Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements. Those that meet PQRS thresholds now receive a .5 percent Medicare bonus payment. In 2015, bonuses will be replaced by penalties for providers who do not meet PQRS requirements. As it stands, more than 80 percent of providers...


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