Tampa General Hospital, Philips announce partnership

The seven-year agreement will upgrade technology throughout the hospital and improve efficiency Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Royal Philips announced they are creating a long-term strategic partnership designed to keep Tampa General Hospital at the forefront of...

FDA launches Digital Health Center of Excellence

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched the Digital Health Center of Excellence. This new Center of Excellence seeks to empower digital health stakeholders to advance health care by fostering responsible and high-quality digital health innovation....

FDA Approves AI-Powered Chest X-ray Pneumothorax Application

RADLogics’s novel AI-Powered chest X-ray pneumothorax application has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The clearance paves the way for health care providers, hospital networks and clinicians to have access to artificial...

Clarius Introduces Ultra-High Frequency Handheld Ultrasound Scanner

Clarius Mobile Health has announced the release of the NEW Clarius L20 HD. In keeping with its mission to deliver accurate, easy-to-use and affordable handheld ultrasound scanners that are suitable for every medical practitioner, this latest innovation features...

Writer Profile: Melody Mulaik

Melody Mulaik is a featured writer for ICE magazine’s billing and coding column. Melody is the president of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies in Powder Springs, Georgia. The corporate office is located in Cedar Park, Texas. She has a masters of science in health systems and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Melody’s certifications include CRA, RCC, RCC-IR, CPC and COC. In addition to managing a consulting and publishing firm with clients in all 50 states, Melody is an active presenter and writer in the specialty area of radiology coding, billing and compliance. When she is not working, she is an extensive traveler, travelling to all 50 states, as well as quite a few countries.

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PET/CT or PET and CT?

By Melody Mulaik Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine study that creates cross-sectional tomographic (3D) images of the metabolic activity in the patient’s tissues. The scan is performed after intravenous injection of a radiopharmaceutical. The...

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Get Credit for Your Duplex

By Melody Mulaik A duplex scan is a type of ultrasound exam designed to evaluate the pattern and direction of blood flow in arteries and/or veins. A duplex scan includes both conventional ultrasound (B-mode) and two different types of Doppler ultrasound – spectral...

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Edits Take 2!

By Melody Mulaik We discussed some crazy new 2020 edits in a previous column and, fortunately, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made some course corrections with the second quarter edits effective April 1, 2020.[1] The most anticipated update was...

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Correct Billing for Extenders

By Melody Mulaik Non-physician practitioners (NPPs), such as physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) may be able to perform and bill for services independent of a physician. However, radiology practitioner assistants (RPAs)/registered radiology...

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