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Medical holography market expected to reach $4 billion by 2025

According to Research and Markets, the medical holography market is expected to reach $4 billion by 2025.

U.S. Attorney's office collects $250 million for Florida taxpayers in 2016

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida collected a quarter billion dollars for taxpayers this fiscal year 2016 from high-profile cases involving civil enforcement cases, most alleging radiology and health care fraud.

Carestream Health awarded $571 million from Department of Defense

Carestream Health has won a $571 million contract with the Department of Defense (DOD), with earnings going toward radiology systems, accessories and training.

RSNA 2016: Reasons for wasteful imaging—and how to fix them

The costs of imaging services have risen at twice the rate of other health technology sectors such as pharmaceuticals, and they are rapidly approaching 10 percent of total healthcare costs. While imaging has changed medicine for the better, some of the growth can be attributed to inappropriate imaging—costing between $3 billion and $10 billion annually.

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. 

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