Policy

OR Today Davinder S. Ramsingh, MD With the release on May 30, 2019 of the final report from the Federal government’s Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, anesthesiologists need specific case studies on how to implement recommendations in their...[Read more]
Axis Imaging News Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer at Fujifilm SonoSite Vascular access is one of the most commonly performed procedures in U.S. hospitals as up to 70% of patients require a peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheter during...[Read more]
Anesthesiology News Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS With growing concern regarding the opioid epidemic in the United States, Dr. Edward Mariano, Chief of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Professor, Department...[Read more]
Becker's Hospital CFO Report Rich Fabian, Chief Operation Officer, Fujifilm SonoSite With healthcare providers becoming more concerned about the cost of providing services to their patients, the purchasing decision regarding imaging equipment, including new or replacement ultrasound systems, needs to...[Read more]
HealthCare Business News Jill Rathbun, Managing Partner at Galileo Consulting Group, Arlington, VA With the future of the Affordable Care Act in flux, this may be a time for healthcare providers to evaluate their practices and see how they provide...[Read more]
Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality Matthew Ostroff, ARNP The American College of Emergency Physicians issued a policy statement in 2016 advocating a new safety standard for vascular access through the use of ultrasound guidance. St. Joseph's Healthcare System, in...[Read more]
Becker's Hospital Review Jill Rathbun, Managing Partner at Galileo Consulting Group, Arlington, VA Since the election there have been many articles written discussing the future of the Affordable Care Act under a President-Elect Trump Administration and a Republican Congress. It...[Read more]
Becker's Hospital Review Russ Horowitz, MD, RDMS Ultrasound is an important tool for rapid assessment of trauma patients, CVC and regional nerve block placement, facilitating difficult PIV access, and assessing cardiac function during resuscitations. In this article, Russ Horowitz, MD,...[Read more]
Becker's Hospital CFO Jill Rathbun, Managing Partner at Galileo Consulting Group, Arlington, VA In this informative article for Becker's CFO, Jill Rathbun covers the newly implemented CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement payment model. While the program began April 1,...[Read more]
Hospitals Must Integrate Imaging Technology to Avoid Cuts to Medicare Payments
In her View from the Hill article, Jill Rathbun of the Galileo Consulting Group summarizes the recent annual Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPac) report and explains how implementing a point of care ultrasound program can align health care delivery with...[Read more]