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Nonphysician practitioners' growing role in imaging interpretations

Health Imaging

It has long been known that NPPs increase utilization of radiology services, but new data indicate that they also are increasingly taking on more imaging interpretation responsibilities.

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Non-Physician Providers Increasingly Used in Imaging Interpretations

Vesta Teleradiology

A study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology examines the increasing trend of NPPs taking on imaging interpretation responsibilities. The study analyzed data from over 3 million imaging claims between 2016 and 2020 and found that 3% were attributed to NPPs, with the highest rates in rural areas.


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NPPs increasingly performing image interpretation


The rate of diagnostic imaging interpretation by nonphysician practitioner. Read more on Related Reading: ED nonphysician practitioners boost imaging use Expanded authorization for nonphysician providers What awaits radiologists when the public health emergency ends?

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Billing claims for nonphysician image interpretation leapt 27% over a 5-year period

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"Since several states are shifting toward granting NPPs more autonomy, this is something worth watching," the study's author told Radiology Business.

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Ensuring Peak Radiology Precision: Unveiling How Teleradiology Services Guarantee Optimal Quality in Image Interpretation (Jammu, Kashmir, Ramban, Reasi, Samba, Udhampur, Anantnag)

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The Rise of NPP Image Interpretation: What New Radiology Research Reveals

Diagnostic Imaging

In a retrospective review of over 110 million imaging claims for patients with commercial insurance or Medicare Advantage, researchers noted key trends signaling significant increases in imaging billed by non-physician practitioners (NPPs).

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Large language models make radiology reports more patient-friendly

Health Imaging

New research analyzes the effectiveness of AI-generated reports in simplifying radiologists’ imaging interpretations into more easily understandable language, as judged by nonphysicians.