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Six Years and a Column: The Evolution of a Specialty PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 18:00
This is the final “Reimbursement Rounds.” Since its first publication on January 1, 2010, the column has chronicled a number of the economic challenges facing radiology. Early in the column’s run, the economic climate was not especially positive. The first “Reimbursement Rounds” described the CMS “potentially misvalued” initiative and the negative effects this initiative was having on the radiology Current Procedural Terminology code set [1]. The first three years included a number of discouraging columns, such as one describing the devaluation of CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis [2] and one describing the “effects of bad math” on radiology’s technical component [3].

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