Docs abusing Medicare to face fines; iPhones help on-call radiologists obtain reliable second opinions;

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> In a directive that took effect on Jan. 15, doctors who repeatedly overcharge Medicare patients could face civil fines and even be expelled from federal health programs, The New York Times reported. Article

Medical Imaging News

> On-call radiology residents can use iPhones to obtain after-hours second opinions from their more experienced colleagues. Article

> An analysis of the American College of Radiology job board suggests that for every job posted, there are two radiologists seeking jobs, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Article

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