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By: Cheryl Proval
Click the image to view The 75 Largest Private Radiology Practices | Click here to download the PDF Introduction During the break of a radiology-group retreat, a young radiologist was congratulating a radiologist 30 years his senior on his upcoming retirement. The young radiologist commented on how lucky the retiring radiologist was to have lived through the glory years of radiology. The senior radiologist replied he would trade places with him in second for the opportunity to be in his 30s again. The outlook might seem tough for radiology, but it is all a matter of perspective. The marketplace continues to consolidate. Some of it shows in this survey; however, some major radiology service providers were eliminated from the survey because they were not radiologist owned. We...
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By: Julie Ritzer Ross
For decades, the radiology practice partnership model has been the dominant form of imaging delivery. Change, however, is afoot. Health-care reform and other factors are driving the development of...
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By: Cheryl Proval
Top-down, authoritarian leadership in health care’s new era of collaboration is likely to find its currency on the decline. Particularly in a wired specialty such as radiology, leaders will be...
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By: Cat Vasko
It was the radiology community’s version of the shot heard ‘round the world: in April 2010, the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 revised the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical...
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By: David Rosenfeld
The annual meeting of the RSNA, already one of the largest medical conferences in the world, stands to reach new proportions this year. Total registrations for the 2011 meeting in Chicago, Illinois...
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By: Greg Thompson
Why would orthopedic surgeons bypass a nearby hospital or imaging center when referring patients? If they happened to be in the Midwest, they might prefer the subspecialized interpretations offered...
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By: Laurie L. Fajardo, MD, MBA; Limin Yang, MD, PhD; and Jeong Mi Park, MD
Now that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has gained FDA approval, many breast-imaging providers find themselves excited about the new technology, but facing uncertainty about reimbursement,...
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By: Felix Okhiria, MPA, MA, CCPO, CMPE, CPC, CHC
The best way to minimize denials is to prevent them in the first place, by making sure that medical claims meet the requirements for clean claims. A clean claim is defined as a claim that meets the...
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By: Thomas W. Greeson, JD, and Vicky G. Gormanly, JD
The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs provide for incentive payments to eligible professional who are meaningful users of certified EHR technology—and future...
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By: Cheryl Proval
Tilting toward RSNA and entering the home stretch of 2011, I haven’t had a lot of time to reflect on the year, but I know that I am not alone. Everywhere I go, I hear a common chorus (no time!)...
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By: Curtis Kauffman-Pickelle
I am sure that many of you have read the great 2004 book by Fred Lee, If Disney Ran Your Hospital.¹ I have often used the material in this definitive treatise on customer service in my strategic-...
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By: Richard Satre, MD
I have great optimism for the survival of the practice of radiology. I believe that many groups will thrive, and that there is the opportunity for continued professional satisfaction. For many of us...