Update on Medicare requirements for staff performing bone densitometry

Update on Medicare requirements for staff performing bone densitometry

Many questions have been raised over the past several weeks about the training and qualifications of personnel performing bone densitometry after several facilities received letters of denial upon submission of Medicare Enrollment application CMS-855B.

INDUSTRY NEWS

News about the MSQA EQUIP initiative: What you need to know!

News about the MSQA EQUIP initiative: What you need to know!
AHEC Blog

A new MQSA regulatory program called Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Process (EQUIP) became effective on January 1, 2017 to continue the promotion of clinical image quality.

Ultrasound probes: Cross contamination

Ultrasound probes: Cross contamination
AHEC

Working in ultrasound, I have always taken care to ensure my probes are cleaned after every single patient. But guess what? Research now shows that the probes are not cleaned as good as we thought they were! What a wake-up call!

Study: Tiny bubbles, ultrasound could prevent amputations
MDLinx

A study published in the journal Circulation shows that injecting microbubbles into the blood streams of mice and human subjects and then performing an ultrasound on a leg can increase blood flow, which could promote healing and save limbs from amputation in case of complication of peripheral artery disease.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

Should Pink October really be Pink February?
AuntMinnie

Every year around the world, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October, with activities ranging from fundraising walks to patient education and screening initiatives. But is October really the best time for this outreach? Brazilian researchers say perhaps not, according to a new study published April 6 in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.

California opposes AB387
American Society of Radiologic Technologists

The California Society of Radiologic Technologists opposes the enactment of Assembly Bill 387 and urges all California R.T.s to contact their state lawmakers to voice their opposition to this bill.

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