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By: Cheryl Proval
Click the image to view The 50 Largest Private Radiology Practices       Click here to download the PDF Introduction A year ago, I would not have predicted the results that follow in the third annual survey. In last year’s introduction, I mentioned that there was a fair amount of merger activity going on; I would have predicted that the big would become bigger. Nine groups in the top 50 did increase their radiologist counts by five or more, with Charlotte Radiology increasing by 15. The surprise comes in terms of the number of groups that decreased in size. Fourteen groups have become smaller. This appears to be due to increased efficiencies—and also to hospitals’ employment of radiologists. The world of radiology is unpredictable now. The...
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By: Brian C. Maher, MPH
With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the health-care community is preparing for a tidal shift in how all providers are expected to perform. Hospitals and...
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By: Lynn Elliott, MBA
It can certainly be said that the past four years have not been the best of times for radiology practice managers. Since the enactment of the DRA, practices with significant imaging-center...
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By: George Wiley
Automated decision-support systems to guide physicians who order advanced imaging exams for their patients have been promoted for years, but there have been few implementations. Now, CMS is...
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By: Cat Vasko
The list of entities with imaging in their crosshairs goes on and on, but when it comes to eroding reimbursement and enhancing oversight, the current primary culprits are CMS and Congress, according...
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By: Janice Honeyman-Buck, PhD, FSIIM
In the current climate of accountability, regulation, and continual improvement, radiology managers and administrators are called upon to make timely and informed decisions that affect the quality...
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By: Jon Copeland
Health-care payment models are shifting, with providers taking on risk in the form of accountable-care organizations, bundled payments, impositions such as radiology benefit managers, and other...
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By: Cheryl Proval
What happens when you cross a futurist and a radiologist?
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By: Amit Mehta, MD
This article is the second in a series of three providing a background and primer to radiologists and imaging professionals interested in clinical trials. It offers background on regulatory approval...
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By: Erin Burke
In Los Angeles County, a 4,752–square-mile urban–suburban sprawl that is home to an estimated 10 million people, no one knows exactly how many acute strokes occur each year or how well they are...
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By: Staff Writer
An article by Smith et al,¹ published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, forecasts an impending shortage of radiation oncologists, suggesting that the number of residents in training from...
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By: Cheryl Proval
Those who know me even a little would never peg me as a Pollyanna, heroine of the 1913 novel of the same name by Eleanor H. Porter (1868–1920): a cheerful bundle of optimism with the gift of finding...
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By: Curtis Kauffman-Pickelle
It is rather amazing, for those of us here at imagingBiz who hopefully envisioned this day, that it has arrived much sooner (and with much more definition) than we anticipated when we crafted the...