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Despite rising COVID concerns, the Los Angeles-based outpatient operator logged “record” numbers during 2021's second quarter, officials said. 

The El Segundo, California-based imaging giant is adding new groups in its home state, Alaska and Florida, Moody's revealed recently. 

The growing Raleigh, North Carolina-based imaging group now spans across 160 centers in 14 states, reading 7M exams annually. 

The Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging says the feds appear to have reconsidered a controversial recent decision. 

Also, Rayus Radiology's new quality announcement, U.S. Radiology Specialists seeks consistency, and Rad Partners increases efficiency in its legal department. 

Several announcements revealed additional financial details about the blockbuster $820M merger deal. 

The investors service changed its position on RP from stable to positive, noting a marked recovery in patient volumes after steep COVID-related declines in Q2 of 2020. 

The quality initiative has been pushed back several times, and some are concerned that it's no longer relevant and duplicates other efforts. 

Foundation Radiology utilizes a hybrid model with on-site rads operating in seven states and a 24/7, year-round teleradiology service. 

The noncoverage determination dates to 2000, when CMS enacted broad, national restrictions for using positron emission tomography scans outside of cancer treatment. 

The federal agency began requiring institutions to provide upfront pricing for radiology services on Jan. 1, but many have ignored the mandate, officials said. 

Corporations own half of U.S. medical practices, with PE and similar stakeholders producing the sharpest increase (32%) in acquisitions between 2019-2020.

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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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