Winning Hospital Contracts: 8 Steps Radiologists Must Take to Win More Hospital Contracts

Doctors shaking hands at radiology office

Consolidation within the radiology industry continues. More radiologists face the uncertainty of remaining independent practices or joining national firms. For those that choose to continue operating independent practices, winning hospital contracts is key to success. Unfortunately, the national firms devote countless resources to making their services look superior to smaller entities, and it can be…

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Increase in Patient Responsibility and Payments from Insurance Carriers

Woman reading radiology hospital bill

Over the last 10 years, patient responsibility for healthcare costs have increased. A TransUnion Healthcare analysis for 2017 showed that, in that year alone, patients experienced an 11 percent increase in their out-of-pocket costs from the previous year. Combining deductibles and co-pays, patient out-of-pocket costs increased by 30 percent between 2015 and 2017. As deductibles…

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New PET tracer and Parkinson’s disease

Michael J. Fox talks about new PET tracer and Parkinson's disease|brain scans and images - x-rays

Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects about 1.2 percent of the elderly population, who are 71 years of age or older, worldwide. In the U.S., it is estimated that 60,000 Americans receive a PD diagnosis each year. Males are one and a half times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than females are. With the anticipated changes…

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Impact of Medicare For All on Radiology

Radiology patient holding a health insurance card

Medicare for all is either the best idea of all time that will save trillions of dollars and millions of lives, or it is a step into socialism that will shove the country off the abyss and into its demise. The truth must lie on this spectrum, but where on the spectrum is now being…

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