Richard Duszak

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Venous access: deciphering the new codese
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:166-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Another unpaid second opinion
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:793-4. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint The new reconstruction codes: 3-D is better than no D
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:67-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Qui tam means trouble
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:885-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Dictating for dollars (and compliance, too)
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:874-5. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Deciphering the reimbursement lexicon
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:216-7. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The ordering physician rules!
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:369-71. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Completely limited coding
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:550-3. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Deauthorization: the insidious new payer trick
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:713-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint New year, new codes...and all new confusion
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:69-70. 2007

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Venous access: deciphering the new codese
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:166-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Another unpaid second opinion
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:793-4. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint The new reconstruction codes: 3-D is better than no D
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:67-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Qui tam means trouble
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:885-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Dictating for dollars (and compliance, too)
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:874-5. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Deciphering the reimbursement lexicon
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:216-7. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The ordering physician rules!
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:369-71. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Completely limited coding
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:550-3. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Deauthorization: the insidious new payer trick
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:713-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint New year, new codes...and all new confusion
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:69-70. 2007
  11. ncbi request reprint Medically unbelievable edits: unbelievable indeed
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:187-8. 2007
  12. doi request reprint Emerging reimbursement for emerging CT technology
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:958-9. 2008
  13. ncbi request reprint Virtual whatever-ography: a coding conundrum
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:446-7. 2007
  14. ncbi request reprint Teaching physician compliance
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:584-5. 2007
  15. ncbi request reprint Arthrography coding: not disjointed at all
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:758-9. 2007
  16. doi request reprint In search of an acceptable coding error rate
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:793-5. 2008
  17. doi request reprint New codes, once again
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:19-20. 2008
  18. doi request reprint Paying for transcription: not very professional
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:166-7. 2008
  19. ncbi request reprint New CT codes to take to heart
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:955-7. 2005
  20. ncbi request reprint When expert coding advice isn't
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:634-5. 2005
  21. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional angiography: reconstructing the correct codes
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:270-1. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint Compliance: not all fun and games
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:311-2. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint CT colonography and virtual reimbursement
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:457-8. 2004
  24. ncbi request reprint Pelvic sonography: OB or not OB
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:689-90. 2004
  25. ncbi request reprint CPT coding by interventional radiologists: a multi-institutional evaluation of accuracy and its economic implications
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Department of Radiology, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:734-40. 2004
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding for interventional radiology procedures and the associated professional economic impact when coding is performed by operating physicians...
  26. doi request reprint Coding for CAD
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:619-20. 2008
  27. ncbi request reprint New rules, new codes, and the fall from grace
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:79-80. 2005
  28. ncbi request reprint Coding certification: can you afford less?
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:282-3. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis please...if you want to get paid!
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:447-8. 2005
  30. doi request reprint Utilization management in radiology, part 2: perspectives and future directions
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, TN, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 9:700-3. 2012
    ..Perspectives on current and future potential roles of radiologists in such initiatives are discussed, particularly in light of emerging physician payment models...
  31. doi request reprint Evolving roles of radiologists, nephrologists, and surgeons in endovascular hemodialysis access maintenance procedures
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 7:937-42. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the changing relative roles of radiologists, nephrologists, and surgeons performing endovascular hemodialysis access maintenance procedures...
  32. ncbi request reprint Coding and billing: the long road from ABC to W-2
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:66. 2004
  33. doi request reprint Malpractice issues in radiology: medicare compliance versus standard of care conformance--real or imaginary conflict?
    Richard Duszak
    Department of Radiology, Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 194:1552-8. 2010
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  34. doi request reprint National trends in percutaneous cholecystostomy between 1994 and 2009: perspectives from Medicare provider claims
    Richard Duszak
    Department of Radiology, Baptist Memorial Hospital, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 9:474-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess national trends and regional variation in the utilization of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC)...
  35. doi request reprint Placement and removal of inferior vena cava filters: national trends in the medicare population
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 8:483-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate trends in the placement and removal of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in the Medicare population...
  36. doi request reprint Measuring and managing radiologist productivity, part 1: clinical metrics and benchmarks
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 7:452-8. 2010
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  37. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous abscess drainage: use of related radiology services and associated economic impact on a radiology practice
    Richard Duszak
    Department of Radiology, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, PO Box 16052, Sixth and Spruce Streets, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612 6052, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 14:597-601. 2003
    ..To evaluate the impact of percutaneous abscess drainage on the usage and professional value of subsequent services provided by a radiology practice...
  38. doi request reprint Utilization management in radiology, part 1: rationale, history, and current status
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, TN, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 9:694-9. 2012
    ..In this first of a two-part series, the rationale for the development of utilization management programs will be discussed and their history and current status reviewed...
  39. doi request reprint White paper from the ACR Task Force on Print Media in Radiology
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 8:692-702. 2011
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  40. ncbi request reprint National and local trends in CT colonography reimbursement: past, present, and future
    Paul M Knechtges
    University of Michigan Medical Center, Department of Radiology, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0302, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:776-99. 2007
    ..The authors discuss the coding and reimbursement history of CTC, outline strategies for obtaining local coverage for CTC, and attempt to outline some of the possible future influences on CTC reimbursement...
  41. doi request reprint Clinical services by interventional radiologists: perspectives from Medicare claims over 15 years
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 7:931-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess 15-year trends in nonprocedural clinical evaluation and management (E&M) services provided by interventional radiologists (IRs)...
  42. ncbi request reprint National trends in gastrointestinal access procedures: an analysis of Medicare services provided by radiologists and other specialists
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates R D, P O Box 16052, Sixth and Spruce Streets, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612 6052, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 14:1031-6. 2003
    ..To evaluate national trends in enteral access services by radiologists and other specialists...
  43. doi request reprint Medicare's physician quality reporting initiative: incentives, physician work, and perceived impact on patient care
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, Tennessee University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 7:419-24. 2010
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Clinical services in interventional radiology: results from the national Medicare database and a Society of Interventional Radiology membership survey
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, P O Box 16052, Sixth and Spruce Streets, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612 6052, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 14:75-81. 2003
    ..To evaluate trends in evaluation and management (E & M) services performed by interventional radiologists...
  45. doi request reprint Increased fluoroscopy time for central venous catheter placement by radiology residents versus staff radiologists
    Baogang J Xu
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 10:518-22. 2013
    ..To evaluate differences in interventional radiology procedural fluoroscopy time (FT) for radiology residents versus staff radiologists, using central venous catheter (CVC) placement as an index service...
  46. doi request reprint Emergency department CT of the abdomen and pelvis: preferential utilization in higher complexity patient encounters
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 9:409-13. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the association of patient encounter complexity and the utilization of CT of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) in the emergency department (ED) setting...
  47. doi request reprint Physician documentation deficiencies in abdominal ultrasound reports: frequency, characteristics, and financial impact
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 9:403-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the frequency, characteristics, and financial impact of physician documentation deficiencies in abdominal ultrasound reports...
  48. doi request reprint Expanding utilization and regional coverage of diagnostic CT colonography: early Medicare claims experience
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 8:235-41. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess national and regional trends in utilization and Medicare coverage of diagnostic CT colonography (CTC)...
  49. doi request reprint Stability and infrequency of radiologic technologist malpractice payments: an analysis of the National Practitioner Data Bank
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 7:705-10. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to describe characteristics and trends of radiologic technologist (RT) malpractice payments...
  50. doi request reprint Cardiac CT and coronary CTA: early Medicare claims analysis of national and regional utilization and coverage
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, 6305 Humphreys Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 8:549-55. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess trends in utilization and Medicare coverage of cardiac CT and coronary CT angiography (CCTA)...
  51. doi request reprint Measuring and managing radiologist productivity, part 2: beyond the clinical numbers
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 7:482-9. 2010
    ....
  52. doi request reprint National fluid shifts: fifteen-year trends in paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures
    Richard Duszak
    Mid South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 7:859-64. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate national trends in paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures and the relative roles of specialty groups providing these services...
  53. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes in patients with suspected acute pulmonary embolism and negative helical computed tomographic results in whom anticoagulation was withheld
    Anthony A Donato
    Department of Internal Medicine, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, PA 19611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2033-8. 2003
    ..If undetected distal emboli are significant, we reasoned that venous thromboembolic events should occur more often in patients with negative helical CT results who were not receiving anticoagulation...
  54. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous treatment of biliary stones: cost-effective or just effective?
    Richard Duszak
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 183:540; author reply 540-1. 2004
  55. ncbi request reprint Information technology vendors: unwitting facilitators of medical errors?
    Richard Duszak
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:530-1. 2004