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A New Model for Radiology Collaboration: How Rad Groups are Joining Forces to Fortify Business
Venturing Forth, Jointly: Exploring a New Model for Radiology Collaboration
Sponsored by: IMP
May 19, 2014 - Radiology’s new normal is an ongoing perfect storm of business pressures. Faced with the constant need to navigate swim-or-sink waters roiled by bundled payments, pay for performance and other models of financial risk-sharing—not to mention declining reimbursement, increased...
 - Bill Pickart
New Market Needs; New Alignment Models
Sponsored by: IRP
May 19, 2014 - At the most recent meeting of the Radiology Business Management Association in Charlotte, a new model for independent group practice collaboration was proposed to practices around the country. The model allows independent practices to succeed and is an alternative to the traditional...
 - NJ Radiology Groups Launch Partnership
Allying and Aligning through Analytics: NJ Radiology Groups Launch Partnership
Sponsored by: IRP
May 19, 2014 - Radiology practices have long sought a solution to the consolidation occurring in their marketplaces, as well as the commoditization happening in their midst. The fundamental problem is delivering ever-higher levels of service and quality with diminished resources.
 - MR, CT price variation
Cost comparison map underscores price variation for MRI, CT
May 19, 2014 - Sacramento leads the country in pricing for an MRI of the lower back (average $2,365), and just a short jaunt up the West Coast, Seattle offers the nation’s lowest average cost for a back scan at $907, according to a new analysis of in-network price differences for four common...
 - electronic remittance advice (ERA)
MGMA cries foul over high fees charged for EFT transactions
May 19, 2014 - Just six months after implementation of the new electronic funds transfer (EFT) operating rules, the Medical Group Management Association has dashed off a letter to the CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner complaining that payors and clearinghouses are charging unreasonable fees to...
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Standardized imaging quality metrics needed
May 19, 2014 - The radiology community needs to play an active role in creating new data-driven analysis and innovation strategies for the betterment of image quality analysis, according to an article published online June 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.