Healthcare Economics & Policy

ScriptSender, a West Palm Beach, Florida-based healthcare technology company, has partnered with Toronto-based MedCurrent Corporation to help its customers meet the CMS-mandated clinical decision support (CDS) guidelines scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Radiology Partners announced Thursday, June 27, that it has formed a new practice partnership with New Jersey-based Radiology Affiliates Imaging (RAI).

The office manager at a California imaging center has been sentenced to five years in state prison for his role in a multi-million dollar kickback scheme.

Leading imaging vendors regularly bribe government officials in China to get their products in area hospitals, according to an in-depth report from the New York Times.

Merit Medical Systems, a medical device company based out of South Jordan, Utah, has acquired Brightwater Medical.

It was only recently that 10 radiology practices from around the United States formed a new managed services organization (MSO), named it Unified Radiology and took aim at securing independence for each member practice. Almost immediately, members discovered that the modest investment of time creating the MSO would result in significant financial returns, now and in the future.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has published three new reports exploring the medical imaging industry’s impact on state economies.

Strategic Radiology announced Tuesday, June 11, that Charlotte, North Carolina-based Mecklenburg Radiology Associates (MRA) has joined its growing coalition of independent practices.

A jury has awarded a young patient $11.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against a radiologist at Boston’s Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 

Volpara Health Technologies, the parent company of Volpara Solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Seattle-based MRS Systems, Inc.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is exploring the possibility that numerous healthcare vendors, including Siemens AG, Philips NV and General Electric, may have used “local middlemen” to bribe the Chinese government and certain hospital officials, according to new reporting from Reuters. 

An imaging provider from North Canton, Ohio, has been indicted for billing Medicare and Medicaid for approximately $2 million in imaging services that never actually occurred.