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April 2015

Meaningful Use Imaging Results
MRI Safety Zone Signs
ICD-10 Impact on Radiology
NationalRad May Hours (ATTN!)
Duke ComfortTalk Training
RadNews Update

Meaningful Use? Let Us Help You with Menu Set Measure 3: Imaging Results

Stage 2 Meaningful Use Menu Measure 3 Imaging Results

Are you working on your Meaningful Use requirements? Let us help you with STAGE 2 ELIGIBLE PROFESSIONAL (EP) MEANINGFUL USE MENU SET MEASURE 3 OF 6: IMAGING RESULTS.

  • Objective: Imaging results consisting of the image itself and any explanation or other accompanying information are accessible through CEHRT.
  • Measure: More than 10 percent of all tests whose result is one or more images ordered by the EP during the EHR reporting period are accessible through CEHRT.
  • Exclusion: Any EP who orders less than 100 tests whose result is an image during the EHR reporting period; or any EP who has no access to electronic imaging results at the start of the EHR reporting period.
  • Certification Criteria: Electronically indicate to a user the availability of a patient’s images and narrative interpretations (relating to the radiographic or other diagnostic test(s)) and enable electronic access to such images and narrative interpretations.

If you would like read about Menu Set Measure 3 of 6: Imaging Results, please CLICK HERE. To learn how NationalRad can help you with Meaningful Use and discuss Menu Set Measure 3 of 6: Imaging Results, please contact our Director of Information Technology, Ben Gustman, at BGUSTMAN@NATIONALRAD.COM.

MRI Safety Signs: Show Us Yours!

MRI Safety Signs

Do you have your MRI Safety Zone signs properly displayed in your MRI suite? We want to see. Show us your signs!

Email pictures of your MRI safety signs to Caryn Nolen at CNOLEN@NATIONALRAD.COM.

Congratulations to Kevin from Ft. Lauderdale Orthopaedics and Becky from Blue Ridge Orthopaedics on the use of their MRI Safety signs!

What Does ICD-10 Mean for Radiology? A Report from AHRA 2014

An article by The Advisory Board Company based on a talk at the AHRA (Association for Medical Imaging Management) 2014 Annual Meeting identifies three main takeaways and important lessons regarding the implications of ICD-10 on radiology. Those are:

  1. Physician readiness is the primary challenge to successful ICD-10 implementation
  2. Clinical statements are vital to receiving reimbursement and should always be included
  3. Imaging leaders need to minimize the number of unspecified codes coming from their department

ACCESS THE FULL ARTICLE to gain additional insights on the implications of ICD-10 on radiology.

Important Announcement: Special NationalRad Hours May 13-15, 2015

We will be closing one (1) hour early three consecutive days in May. We will close at 8 PM EDT, not our normal 9 PM EDT, on May 13-15.

We will cover phones until 8 PM EDT. Images and faxes can continue as normal. Please mark your calendars!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at INFO@NATIONALRAD.COM. Thank you!

NIH-Funded Comfort Talk® Training for Duke MRI Techs Lead by Larry Burk, MD

Coming this May, NationalRad musculoskeletal radiologist LARRY BURK, MD will be conducting Comfort Talk Training for MRI technologists at Duke University Medical Center. The training is being funded by a $1 million NIH Small Business Innovation Research Grant. If you are interested in learning more about Comfort Talk training, visit COMFORTTALK.COM. To learn more about anodyne techniques for imaging-patient comfort, contact us at INFO@NATIONALRAD.COM.

RadNews Is Now a Quarterly Newsletter

Starting this month, RadNews, our practice newsletter, will now be a quarterly publication. We'll send newsletters in January, April, July, and October going forward.

Of course, if there are important announcements in between newsletters, we'll be sure to let you know. And do not hesitate to contact us anytime. We look forward to hearing from you.

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