The nation's 100 largest private radiology practices bulk up, adding radiologists but shedding employees and imaging center assets as they grow

Radiology must put the patient at the center of its universe or join the race to the bottom of the reimbursement barrel

This is the eighth year CliftonLarsonAllen, Minneapolis, Minn., has helped compile the list of the largest private radiology groups. The changes in group size are small and hard to notice when you compare on a year-to-year basis.

Turnaround time, step aside: A new generation of quality metrics is paving the way toward value-based radiology

The transition to a value-based reimbursement incentive-payment model will require new forms of hospital–radiologist partnership to contain costs and optimize revenue

As healthcare heads toward value-based payment, radiology is challenged to move beyond the relative value unit to measure physician performance

Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), radiologists will receive a composite performance score (0–100) based on a defined performance period. CMS will then use that score to adjust payments beginning in 2019.

Surveying a room full of practice management executives at the Radiology Business Management Association’s Spring Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., William Moore III, then CEO of Desert Radiologists, said: “Many of you in the audience would ask the question, ‘Why in the world would a radiology practice want to implement capitation, or take at-risk patients?’”

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