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Suiting Up for Value-based Payment

With momentum gathering, we conversed with two radiologists for their thoughts on how radiology should suit up for value-based payment.

RSNA 2016: The pitfalls of negotiating exclusive provider agreements

Contracting with hospitals can be a proverbial minefield for radiology groups, unless you have a strategy for negotiations and some legal guidance. Kenneth Davis Jr., JD, a healthcare attorney, and Lawrence Muroff, MD, CEO of Imaging Consultants, presented both the attorney and radiologist perspectives on exclusive provider agreements at a presentation at RSNA 2016.

In the Wake of the Merger: Addressing Billing MSO Issues

If properly addressed, the myriad issues that arise when merging the back offices of two or more practices can result in greater efficiencies and profitability

Charting A Clearer Course to Imaging Price Transparency

Market forces and outpatient imaging providers are conspiring to bring increased transparency to the prices of medical imaging examinations

RSNA: Ready or not, here comes MACRA

The 2,400-page Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015—“MACRA”—was only just finalized on October 14. But the law didn’t catch the American College of Radiology off guard. 

Wachter at RSNA: Radiologists, tear down this paradox

The technological “productivity paradox”—the lag between a given technology’s implementation and its delivery of anything of real value—is a problem in all industries but may be worst of all in healthcare. 

JACR podcast breaks down economics behind pricing imaging equipment

The Journal of the American College of Radiology’s Firing Line podcast returns with a look behind the trade show curtain, explaining how vendors decide to bring new equipment to market and set price points. Imaging equipment vendors must analyze a staggering amount of data such as clinical usefulness, expected reimbursement, state of the market and product life cycle.

Siemens plans public listing for its $15 billion healthcare division

In a move it claims to strengthen its brand, Siemens AG announced its plan to publicly list its $15 billion healthcare division, Siemens Healthineers.

Grant awarded to explore gut-brain relationship in HIV-positive patients

Cristina Granziera, MD, PHD of Massachusetts General Hospital was granted $77,495 to study the gut-brain relationship in HIV-positive patients.

Argus Teleradiology bringing remote reads to Arkansas

Argus Radiology will offer teleradiology services in Arkansas, bringing its business model centered on familiarity between client staff and radiologists.