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

Radiology Fact of the Month: Starting in 2018: Education — Not A Credential — Will Earn CE

It's the learning you gain from continuing education (CE) activities— and not the new credentials you might subsequently earn — that's important to ARRT. And that's why we're changing the CE requirements related to earning additional credentials. ARRT instituted CE requirements to ensure that R.T.s regularly update their professional knowledge and skills. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, a newly earned credential won't fulfill your CE requirements....

Indiana 'Night Nurse' Whose Tweet About White Women Sparked Investigation 'No Longer' With Hospital
Fox News

A nurse at one of the largest hospital systems in the nation who sparked an internal investigation after posting a controversial tweet reportedly "is no longer an employee" at Indiana University Health.

Step on a Van to Have a Mammogram: MQSA Covers Mobile Mammography, Too
MQSA Insights

Mobile Mammography is an important tool utilized today by many healthcare organizations to expand access to mammography services, bringing mammography to the patient. Mobile units travel to locations such as corporations, health fairs, tribal lands, prisons, and to health clinics that do not have dedicated mammography equipment.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

Electronic Collimation And Radiation Protection In Paedatric Digital Radiography
Insights Imaging

In digital radiography we are now able to electronically collimate images after acquisition. This may seem convenient in paediatric imaging, but we have to be aware that electronic collimation has two major downsides. Electronic collimation implicates that the original field size should have been smaller and the child has been exposed to unnecessary radiation.

They Didn't Get Vaccinated. Now They're Out of Jobs.
NBC News

About 50 employees of Essentia Health, an upper-Midwest hospital chain, didn't go to work Wednesday. But it wasn't an early start to the Thanksgiving holiday for them. They were fired for refusing to get flu shots. It's part of a growing trend for hospitals to require flu shots for workers. Public health experts say it shouldn't be surprising.

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