This study examines changes in the utilization of procedures related to treatment of chronic venous insufficiency in the Medicare population. Full Article
Prabhakar, A.M., Misono, A.S., Sheth, R., Rosenkrantz, A.B., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D.R., Duszak, R.. 2017. "Changing Medicare Utilization of Minimally Invasive Procedures for the Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency," Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
This study investigates abdominal imaging
utilization patterns by referring provider specialty. Full Article
Rosenkrantz, A.B., Ayoola, A., and Duszak, R. 2017. "Abdominal imaging ordering patterns by referring provider specialty," Abdominal Radiology
The aim of this study was to assess relationships between county-level variation in Medicare beneficiary imaging resource
consumption and measures of population economic status. Full Article
Rosenkrantz, A.B., Hughes, D.R., Prabhakar, A.M., and Duszak, R. 2017. "County-Level Population Economic Status and Medicare Imaging Resource Consumption," Journal of the American College of Radiology
This paper studied differences in imaging utilization downstream to initial emergency department (ED) ultrasound examinations interpreted by radiologists versus nonradiologists. Full Article
Allen, B., Carrol, L.V., Hughes, D., Hemingway, J., Duszak, R., and Rosenkrantz, A.B. 2017. "Downstream Imaging Utilization After Emergency Department Ultrasound Interpreted by Radiologists Versus Nonradiologists: A Medicare Claims–Based Study," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(4): 475 - 481.
This study evaluates the impact of an array of nongeographic patient and within-year temporal factors on variation in Medicare
imaging utilization. Full Article
Rosenkrantz, A.B., Schoppe, K.A., and Duszak, R. 2017. "Temporal and Patient Variations Potentially Impacting New Payment Models," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(4): 452 - 458.
This study evaluates characteristics of nonresearch industry payments to radiologists and associations with regional diagnostic imaging utilization. Full Article
Kokabi, N., Junn, J.C., Xing, M., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D.R., and Duszak, R. 2017. "Nonresearch Industry Payments to Radiologists: Characteristics and Associations With Regional Medical Imaging Utilization," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(3): 418 - 425.
This study reports that state tort reform has been associated with a decrease in physician ordering of radiographs. Full Article
Li, S., Dor, A., Hughes, D.R., and Deyo, D. 2017. "The Impact of State Tort Reforms on Imaging Utilization," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(2): 149 - 156.
This paper evaluates national trends in enteral access and maintenance procedures for Medicare beneficiaries with regard to utilization rates, specialty group roles, and sites of service. Full Article
Wan, W., Misono A.S., Hawkins, C, M., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D.R., Duszak Jr, R. 2017. "Enteral Access Procedures: An 18-Year Analysis of Changing Patterns of Utilization in the Medicare Population," Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 28(1): 134 - 141.
October 18, 2016
Total mammography procedures for the Medicare Part B population decreased from 2013 to 2014. View Infographic
This paper examines changes in utilization of computed tomography (CT) angiography nationally and changing relative specialty roles in examination interpretation.
Prabhakar, A.M., Misono A.S., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D.R., Duszak Jr, R. 2016. "Medicare Utilization of CT Angiography from 2001 through 2014: Continued Growth by Radiologists," Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 27(10): 1554 - 1560.