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10% Computed Radiography Reimbursement Cut in Effect: Get the Facts

At the beginning of this year, a reimbursement cut came into effect that went largely under the radar, despite many providers still utilizing the system in question. For the past few years, providers of outpatient Medicare-eligible X-rays conducted on a computed radiography system experienced a payment reduction of 7% on... Read more

Ten Years of Rad Tech Week Celebrations

It’s National Rad Tech Week, and Cassling is once again helping you celebrate with posters, games and all kinds of free materials. 2019 marks ten years of Cassling helping healthcare professionals around the country recognize the important work of their imaging teams through posters and other items. Considering the... Read more

Rad Tech Week 2019

Get ready for a rad National Radiologic Technology week this year with our Totally RAD swag! Recognize the important roles within radiology and celebrate your team with help from Cassling. New this year are toolkit options for various radiology fields, including Mammography, CT, MRI and Nuclear Medicine! Order your... Read more

Rad Tech Week 2018 is #RadtotheBone

It’s our favorite time of the year here at Cassling! That’s because November 4 – 10 is Rad Tech Week, when healthcare organizations across the country go all-out to celebrate the contributions of their imaging team to the medical profession. Read more

The Reimbursable X-Ray Exam Overlooked by Most Clinics and Hospitals

Reimbursement—or the lack thereof—is a pain point for most of our imaging customers. If you see Medicare patients, as most organizations do, then you’d love to increase volume around the Medicare-reimbursable procedures that can be carried out regularly and efficiently. Read more

Helmsley Grants Available for Radiology Equipment

The Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program's Radiology Equipment Initiative is a funding opportunity for qualifying Critical Access Hospitals and not-for-profit clinics in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. This year, qualifying facilities may apply for funding to... Read more

2018 Brings Big Changes for X-ray Reimbursement

Reimbursement isn’t what it used to be. At the beginning of this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) started applying a 7% penalty to all reimbursements for Computed Radiography (CR) exams. By all accounts, this hasn’t led to the widespread exodus away from CR systems that CMS was likely hoping would... Read more

Digital X-ray

Maximize Revenue, Workflow and Patient Experience at Your Facility! Whether upgrading your facility from analog technology or preparing a lab setup that demonstrates efficiency, accuracy and patient comfort, Siemens Healthineers offers a number of choices for selecting your ideal radiography equipment. Read more

The Pressure is Still ‘On’ to Standardize on Digital and Prevent Revenue Loss from Analog X-ray & CR Payment Cuts

If you’re like many imaging facilities, stress is still mounting to convert to a fully digital radiography solution, and it doesn’t seem like the industry has yet reached its tipping point. It’s an age-old problem for imaging leaders to need to protect their department’s revenue stream, but it is especially relevant now... Read more

X-ray Rising: Innovation Has Outpaced Adoption Rate

For years, within the X-ray community, the rate of technological innovation has outpaced the actual adoption rate for that new technology. While many healthcare providers have purchased new X-ray systems in recent years, a surprising number retain legacy systems that are 10, or even 15, years old. Why has X-ray’s rate of... Read more

Update on CMS Law Intended to Cut Medicare Payments for Older X-ray Technologies

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the 2017 proposed rules for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS). They included a draft rule on the reimbursement cuts that will affect older X-ray technologies—though there wasn’t a significant update. As you may recall, Congress... Read more

Upgrading to Digital X-ray Improves Value for Imaging Departments and Patients

One of the latest moves toward value-based care is the push for imaging providers to adopt digital radiography (DR). CMS will begin reducing payments for Medicare-eligible film X-rays beginning in 2017. In 2018, payment cuts extend to X-rays performed using computed radiography (CR). With more than 8,500 CR systems in... Read more