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An outpatient center could potentially add 10 more slots for a scanner in 1 day, producing $1.8 million in additional revenue, experts wrote in Academic Radiology

Under a five-year pact, the New Zealand-based firm will install patient-tracking software across a network of imaging centers spanning 11 states.

Some providers question whether MIPS is improving the quality of patient care or outcomes, according to a recently released GAO report. 

Opponents believe the $13B merger deal will give UHC access to a trove of intelligence on physicians, which it could wield unfairly in rate negotiations.

The Raleigh, North Carolina-based group currently collects $1B in revenue and expects to grow rapidly via M&A. 

Recent deals include 10 facilities in New York’s metropolitan area and 5 more across the Empire State, New Jersey and California. 

Subsidiary company Tellica Imaging is searching nationwide for a CEO and is already working to open its first 3 stand-alone centers by late 2021. 

Zotec Partners has responded by countersuing, calling the latest complaint a “smokescreen” to hide imaging providers’ own violation of their contract.

The publicly traded imaging center operator postponed its Q2 earnings call after missing a deadline, and the investor service said lengthier delays could lead to a default.

The Minneapolis-based vendor has inked several recent radiology-related partnerships, with Google Cloud and Siemens Healthineers, among others.

CMS finalized the MCIT proposal in January ahead of the White House changeover and had planned to implement it in December. 

A coalition of 16-plus medical groups, representing radiology and other specialities, has formed to oppose the clinical labor wage update. 

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The college praised the recent reimbursement decision but noted many of its recommendations have yet to be incorporated into the national coverage determination draft document.

Early experiments showed the saponin/TLR adjuvant activates many different parts of the immune system to strengthen its response against invading pathogens.

The advanced algorithm could make a significant impact on shared decision-making. 

   
   
   
   
   
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