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

Burn out, real or nah?
AHEC

It's more likely that we are acutely more aware of the battery life left in our smartphones than we are of the battery life left within ourselves. It's no surprise that healthcare workers deal with their fair share of high stress and high risk situations, so it should also come as no surprise that we suffer from Burnout Syndrome. Work environments are constantly changing. Patient loads fluctuates and administrations are pressuring employees to keep cost low but patient satisfaction high, all the...

Fact of the Month

Fact of the Month
AHEC

An X-ray shoe-fitting fluoroscope was common in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. When a person put their foot in the fluoroscope, they were effectively standing on an X-ray tube. At the oblivious peak of popularity in the early 1950s, there were at least 10,000 of the machines in the United States and kids loved 'em. What kids wouldn't,...

Poor positioning responsible for most clinical image deficiencies, failures
MQSA Insights

Mammography combines "the science of imaging and the art of positioning." Although there have been many significant and exciting changes to the technology of mammography since the passage of MQSA in 1999, including the introduction of full-field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis, one aspect of mammography that remains unchanged and critically important is proper patient positioning.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

E.I. Medical Imaging produces world's first underwater ultrasound
Newswire

E.I. Medical Imaging has partnered with Dr. Tristan Guttridge and the Bimini SharkLab to custom design the worlds first ultrasound system to be used underwater to produce diagnostic images of sharks in their native habitat. In preparation for a piece produced by Icon films for Discovery Channel's Shark Week, Dr. Guttridge approached EIMI with the idea of an underwater ultrasound system to take pregnancy diagnosis directly to hammerhead sharks underwater.

US tech company becomes first to microchip employees
Independent

A tech company in Wisconsin has announced that it will become the first business in the US to microchip its employees. Three Square Market, which designs software for break rooms, says that it is offering to microchip everyone who works there on Aug. 1 but stressed that the program is optional. It said that it expects over 50 staff to take part. The chips will allow those who have them to pay for food and drink in the company's break room, open doors, login to computers and use the copy machine.

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