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Investing In You 2019 Brings the Radiology Community Together

That’s a wrap on Investing In You 2019! Every year, Cassling brings together radiology professionals for two days of continuing education, hands-on demos of innovative imaging equipment, networking and professional development. Over the coming months, we’ll be posting the audio of all of the educational presentations in... Read more

Cassling Team Members Rely on Clinical Backgrounds to Better Serve Customers

No one understands the complexities of diagnostics, patient care and the clinical environment better than those who have been on the frontlines of healthcare. Read more

Clinical Decision Support: What You Need to Know Before 2020

Earlier this month, CMS released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for calendar year 2019. For imaging, many of the biggest updates concern the imaging clinical decision support (CDS) mandate, also known as the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Program. Read more

Enhancing Your Leadership with Evidence-Based Practices

For many years, Cassling has provided advanced continuing education opportunities for healthcare professionals. It’s easy to see why. Cassling knows the value of a skilled and educated workforce, especially in the field of healthcare. When I first walked into the Cassling offices in Omaha, the first thing I noticed was... Read more

4 Imaging Trends to Watch in 2019

What’s in store for imaging departments in 2019? A lot, it turns out.  In fact, 2019 may go down as a critical year for both imaging and healthcare in general. A number of trends have already taken shape in the opening weeks of 2019 to position this decade’s last hurrah as one with unprecedented change. By the time 2020... Read more

How to Secure Financing for Your Imaging Equipment Purchase

Many imaging facilities struggle with finding the backing necessary to make the types of purchases that can attract new patients, increase overall volume and positively affect reimbursement rates. Generally, the hardest-hit facilities tend to be: Read more

Price Transparency in Imaging: What You Need to Know

There’s perhaps no greater disconnect between providers and patients than when it comes to price transparency. Read more

Imaging Leaders: How to Plan in an Era of Uncertainty

Healthcare reform has been at the forefront of national attention throughout 2017. Having gained majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate during the 2016 election, the GOP and Trump administration began the year with a priority to make good on a seven-year promise to “repeal and replace” the... Read more

The Secret to Reducing Stress in Healthcare

As an imaging professional, you know stress.  Healthcare, after all, is a 24/7 industry. Even as workloads rise, you likely face constant pressure to improve your efficiency and service. Read more

Five Essential Tips for a Better Patient Experience

The patient experience is the bedrock of any healthcare practice. It's the cornerstone of loyalty. Quality experiences are what keep patients coming back. Read more

Imaging Plays Vital Role in Understanding Zika Virus

The Zika virus is rapidly spreading across the globe—and with no vaccine, patients and healthcare providers have cause for concern. The number of Zika cases in the U.S. surpassed 3,100 cases in mid-September 2016, according to a CDC report. As researchers work to understand the virus, imaging may play a key role in the... Read more

Future Volume Growth in Imaging: Video Series

If you’re an imaging provider, chances are something is keeping you up at night. There’s a lot to know with regard to the market, such as understanding sources of imaging volume growth and declines and predicting future utilization needs and rates. In a previous Cassling webinar presented by The Advisory Board Company,... Read more

AHA Overreacts to Site-neutral Payment Regulations

On July 6th, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) released the draft rule for the 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. Keep in mind, this is a draft rule and CMS is actively looking for comment on a number of their proposals; so, there is a possibility that the items inside of the rule can —... Read more

Understanding Site-Neutral Payments: Video Series

The Medicare program currently pays significantly different rates for services provided in different settings, and site-neutral payments have been considered as one way of eliminating the payment gap. However, that option has proven to be a contentious issue. In a previous Cassling webinar presented by The Advisory Board... Read more

Kyle Salem Connects the Dots - Predictions for the Radiology and Imaging Industries

There’s probably nothing I like more than trying to connect the dots in a complex system of things to make predictions about future behavior. I had a chance to do this with health care, in general, in a previous post. Now I’d like to take the idea just a step deeper and look at the first of the two areas closest to our... Read more