Monthly Archives: February 2017

Spreemo Health’s Lead Radiologist Honored for Contributions to New York Healthcare


Dr. Herzog’s impact has improved the quality of diagnostics both in New York and nationwide NEW YORK (February 23, 2017)—Richard Herzog, MD, Executive Director of the Spreemo Health Quality Research Institute, was recently honored with a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) “Promoting Health and Wellness” Award from City & State New York to recognize his efforts … Read More

Spreemo Health’s Chief Radiologist Invited to Speak at Leading Radiological Symposium


Two lectures to highlight importance of provider quality, value-based healthcare SAN DIEGO (February 23, 2017)—Richard Herzog, MD, Director of Spinal Imaging at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and Executive Director of Spreemo Health’s Quality Research Institute, will deliver two invited lectures at the 2017 Annual Symposium of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR). … Read More

One Woman, 10 MRI Scans, 10 Different Diagnoses

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By Nick Keppler for Tonic, Vice   Feb 22 2017, 1:36pm She did it for science. An MRI scan is a lot more like a Rorschach test to your radiologist than you’d probably like to imagine. That’s the summary of a study recently published in The Spine Journal. Researchers sent a 63-year-old woman with lower back pain … Read More

Study Sheds Light On Disturbing Trend In MRI Scans For Back Pain

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CBS Local News with Dr. Max Gomez February 17, 2017 7:29 PM NEW YORK (CBS New York) — There was disturbing news Friday, about the accuracy of MRI scans for back pain. A new study says the commonly prescribed exams and the doctors reading them may be getting it wrong, and as CBS2’s Dr. Max … Read More

Finding Value at the Intersection of Price and Quality

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By Allon Yosha When I first entered the world of health care, it felt like a black box: so completely opaque that it wasn’t clear anyone could fully understand everything going on inside. My knowledge of insurance types, government regulations, and reimbursement methods was mediocre at best. My understanding of diagnostic equipment, imaging protocols, and … Read More