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Emergency Department Imaging: Uncompensated Services Rendered by Radiologists Nationwide

The aim of this study was to examine characteristics of uncompensated services rendered by radiologists to emergency department (ED) patients. Full Article

Duszak, R., Nsiah, E., Hughes, D. R., & Maze, J.. 2013. "Emergency Department Imaging: Uncompensated Services Rendered by Radiologists Nationwide," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 11(6): 559 - 565.

Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System: Early National Radiologist Experience and Near-Future Performance Projections

The aim of this study was to examine radiologists' experiences during the first four years of Medicare's national physician pay-for-performance program and project near-future program outcomes for radiologists. Full Article

Duszak, R., Burleson, J., Seidenwurm, D., & Silva, E.. 2012. "Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System: Early National Radiologist Experience and Near-Future Performance Projections," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10(2): 114 - 121.

Central Venous Access: Evolving Roles of Radiology and Other Specialties Nationally Over Two Decades

The aim of this study was to examine national trends in both temporary central venous catheter and long-term CVA device procedures over 20 years with regard to changing specialty group roles and places of service. Full Article

Duszak, R., Bilal, N., Picus, D., Hughes, D. R., & Xu, B. J.. 2013. "Central Venous Access: Evolving Roles of Radiology and Other Specialties Nationally Over Two Decades," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10(8): 603 - 612.

Trends in Utilization of Medical Imaging from 2003 to 2011: Clinical Encounters Offer a Complementary Patient-Centered Focus

The aim of this study was to investigate trends in utilization and spending for medical imaging, using medical visits resulting in imaging as a novel metric of utilization. Full Article

Dodoo, M. S., Duszak, R., & Hughes, D. R.. 2013. "Trends in Utilization of Medical Imaging from 2003 to 2011: Clinical Encounters Offer a Complementary Patient-Centered Focus," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10(7): 507 - 512.

Comparative Analysis of Medicare Spending For Medical Imaging: Sustained Dramatic Slowdown Compared With Other Services

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act on Medicare spending for medical imaging relative to other services. Full Article

Lee, D. W., Duszak, R., & Hughes, D. R.. 2013. "Comparative Analysis of Medicare Spending For Medical Imaging: Sustained Dramatic Slowdown Compared With Other Services," American Journal of Roentgenology, 201(6): 1277 - 1282.

The 2013 ACR Commission on Human Resources Workforce Survey

The study reports the results of a survey of radiology practices on the labor market for radiologists. Full Article

Bluth, E. I., Truong, H., Nsiah, E., Hughes, D., & Short, B. W.. 2013. "The 2013 ACR Commission on Human Resources Workforce Survey," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10(10): 750 - 756.