- CTScanner

The average price healthcare providers are paying to acquire CT systems has dropped by 20.9 percent since this time last year.

 - DivvyUp

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is proposing an alternative payment model under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and it includes a bundled option that would set a target spending level for imaging services.

 - ACAmoney

A battle over big bucks is looming as major private health insurers in some states seek to aggressively hike premiums for plans they sold through Affordable Care Act exchanges. The companies angling for the biggest increases cite ballooning costs incurred by new enrollees. Consumer groups are preparing to push state insurance regulators to force the carriers to scale back their requests.

 - Richard H. Wiggins, III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM

As an early adopter of speech recognition technology in 2000, Richard H. Wiggins, III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM, witnessed a stunning reduction in turnaround times (TAT) at the University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City.

 - Elmar A. Davé

Breast-imaging interpretations by telemedicine? More than a few have said that it couldn’t be done—or, at least, that it couldn’t be done well.