While published stipends in the U.S. start at $49,547, when accounting for cost of living, pay can drop considerably, diving as low as $26,915. 

Officials said the pact will remain in place after Hitachi completes the sale of its imaging products to Fujifilm. 

The specialty has seen a decline in available MIPS metrics in recent years, as the feds have "topped out" those with extremely high national performance, experts said. 

All told, the private equity-backed physician services firm employs more than 900 radiologists operating in 570-plus facilities. 

CMS had originally planned to kick off the mandatory bundled-payment effort in July, but will now punt the go-live date to Jan. 1, 2022. 

“Implementing this revised policy will deny patients access to state-of-the-art imaging," college CEO William Thorwarth Jr., MD, wrote this month. 

SBA believes Judge Michael Williamson overstepped his authority in June when he ruled that yanking away funds from Gateway Radiology was discriminatory

With the deal complete, the El Segundo, California-based practice now employs some 2,400 radiologists in all 50 states, reading roughly 35 million exams annually. 

Lawmakers said they hope to attach this "important new patient protection" to the end-of-year funding package. 

USRS announced Thursday that it's acquiring ImageSouth, the largest outpatient imaging operator in Birmingham, Alabama. 

The Raleigh, North Carolina-based practice plans to add more than 1,000 positions in the next 12 months, and just recently entered NY state.

The coalition of lawmakers shared their concerns on Friday in a letter to Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer.