Purpose: To characterize evolving radiology trainee exposure to invasive procedures.
Methods: Using Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master Files from 1997 to 2016, we identified Medicare services performed
by radiology trainees in approved programs by extracting information on services billed by diagnostic and interventional radiologists
reported with “GC” modifiers. Services were categorized as (1) invasive procedures, (2) noninvasive diagnostic imaging services, or (3)
clinical evaluation and management (E&M) services. Relative category trainee work effort was estimated using service-level work relative
value units. Full Article
Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, MD, MPA, C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, Lori A. Deitte, MD, Jennifer Hemingway, MS, Danny R. Hughes, PhD, Richard Duszak Jr, MD. 2019. "Invasive Procedural Versus Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Services Rendered by Radiology Trainees Over Two Decades," Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR), 16(6)
May 29, 2019
A new research study by Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute found that utilization of invasive procedures on hemodialysis conduits—artificially constructed shuts used by many individuals who require dialysis—increased markedly from 2001 through 2015 for nephrologists and declined for radiologists. The study is published online in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). Read More
May 17, 2019
Computed tomography (CT) of the head uses special x-ray equipment to help assess head injuries, dizziness, and other symptoms of the brain. This new study, published online in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, evaluates the complexity of patients undergoing head-CT examinations. Read More
Background The toll of burnout on healthcare is significant and associated with physician depression and medical errors.
Objective To assess the prevalence and risk factors for burnout among neurointerventionalists. Full Article
Kyle M Fargen, Adam S Arthur, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, Rebecca M Garner, Carol A Aschenbrenner, Stacey Q Wolfe, Sameer A Ansari, Guilherme Dabus, Alejandro Spiotta, Maxim Mokin, Italo Linfante, J Mocco, Joshua A Hirsch. 2019. "Survey Measures Burnout Among Neurointerventionalists," Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery
April 4, 2019
After a period of prior growth, national inferior vena cava (IVC) filter utilization in the Medicare population has markedly declined over the last decade according to a prior Neiman Institute study published in 2018. This new study, published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology, assesses state level IVC filter utilization and expands the population set to include both the Medicare and the privately insured population. Read More