Economics

The U.S. House finalized legislation in a 384-38 vote, drawing praise from the American Medical Association and other provider groups. 

The Germany-based imaging manufacturer has recently received buyer interest in the product line, which could attract attention from private equity or strategic bidders. 

On average, docs pay nearly $15K over the course of their career on certification, one of the highest tallies among specialties. 

Officials with the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant said healthcare artificial intelligence was a key piece of the blockbuster acquisition. 

In other news, RadNet is refinancing its debts to add financial flexibility, while Minnesota-based Midwest Radiology is simplifying its organizational structure. 

Beginning April 1, UnitedHealthcare is making physicians jump through extra hoops to obtain payment for certain outpatient services. 

The Israel-based startup has been working for months to obtain the regulatory greenlight for its new approach to legacy imaging.

The ratings agency first issued its downgrade in July, citing the risk of prolonged business impact from COVID-19 and uncertainty around radiology's future. 

The Connecticut-based imaging firm is eyeing further growth after just completing its $1.5B merger with an affiliate of Glenview Capital Management. 

Increases held steady over the past decade, but leapt during the height of the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, the American Medical Association reported. 

Stanford scientists believe the data underline the need to educate rads about standardization to help curb costs and deliver value.

The investigation comes days after the American Hospital Association expressed “substantial antitrust concerns" around the blockbuster $13B deal.