This study evaluates regional variation in Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payments for medical imaging to radiologists compared with nonradiologists. Full Article
Rosman DA, Nsiah E, Hughes DR, Duszak R Jr.. 2015. "Regional Variation in Medicare Payments for Medical Imaging: Radiologists Versus Nonradiologists," American Journal of Roentgenology, 204(5): 1042 - 1048.
This study evaluates national trends in nonvascular invasive radiology procedures performed by advanced practice providers (APPs), focusing specifically on nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Full Article
Duszak, R., Walls, D. G., Wang, J. M., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D. R., Small, W. C., & Bowen, M. A.. 2015. "Expanding Roles of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants as Providers of Nonvascular Invasive Radiology Procedures," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(3): 284 - 289.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate national trends in lumbar puncture procedures and the relative roles of specialty groups providing this service. Full Article
Kroll, H., Duszak, R., Nsiah, E., Hughes, D. R., Sumer, S., & Wintermark, M.. 2015. "Trends in Lumbar Puncture Over 2 Decades: A Dramatic Shift to Radiology," American Journal of Roentgenology, 204(1): 15 - 19.
November 7, 2014
Medical imaging has previously been identified as one of the fastest growing of all health care sectors. More recently, though, data from a variety of sources reveal a dramatic and sustained slowing—and now a decline—in both utilization and spending. Read More
The aim of this study was to assess national specialty trends in the use of diagnostic ultrasound services in the emergency department setting. Full Article
Rosenkrantz AB, Bilal NH, Hughes DR, Duszak R.. 2014. "National Specialty Trends in Billable Diagnostic Ultrasound in the Emergency Department Setting: Analysis of Medicare Claims Data," The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 32(12): 1470 - 1475.
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.
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.
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.