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Using Analytics to Reduce Unspecified Diagnoses

While most physician practices and health systems implemented ICD-10 with only minor snares along the way, some groups did report a decline in productivity as coders rushed to become familiar with the new code set. Fortunately, the specialty of radiology only uses about 4 percent of the 68,000 codes within the ICD-10 set, significantly narrowing […]

Subspecialty Access in an Era of Value-Based Payment

When President Barack Obama signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) into law, he effectively transformed U.S. healthcare into a system in which value trumps volume. With a new reimbursement framework in place, providers must adjust their business and care models accordingly. Beginning in January 2017, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System […]

The Collaboration Model: An Emerging Solution For Radiology Groups

As the healthcare industry continues to see widespread consolidation in the forms of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and collaborations, it has become imperative for hospital-based radiology groups and outpatient imaging centers to consider their strategy for future growth in their market. Between 2010 and 2013, the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Human Resources’ […]

Integrated Radiology Partners Announces Mid-Year Collaborative Partnerships

Radiology groups secure their future with IRP’s comprehensive practice solutions Milwaukee, Sept. 1, 2016 — Integrated Radiology Partners (IRP) announced today their mid-year partnerships among likeminded radiology groups across the country. By coming together as collaboratives, practices receive the clinical and business resources they need to achieve superior performance and remain independent. IRP’s mission is to […]

Collaboration 101: The changing competitive landscape

Consolidation is finally coming to healthcare. After decades of fragmentation, financial pressures, heightened competition and regulatory changes are contributing to an increase in mergers and acquisitions across the spectrum of healthcare stakeholders – payers, health systems, physicians groups and more. According to the 2014 Deloitte Center for Health Solutions study “The Great Consolidation,” the average […]

Why Satisfaction Surveys are Vital

The era of value-based healthcare is (almost) here. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed a new program that would further shift the nation’s healthcare system away from the fee-for-service payment model, and more towards value-based care. The proposed Quality Payment Program (QPP) is part of the agency’s implementation of the Medicare […]

3 Benefits of Enterprise Imaging Technology

June 21, 2016 Interoperability has been at the center of many of healthcare’s biggest advances in the past three decades. Radiology, in particular, has been at the forefront of the profession’s pursuit of a unified patient view, beginning with the development of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) in the early 1990s. Looking ahead, as […]

5 Essential Elements of Corporate Compliance

Federal and state regulators are aggressively taking action to rein in costs and investigate fraud in the healthcare industry. Initiatives to identify non-compliance are more intense than ever, and officials are increasingly focusing on the specialty of radiology.

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Leveraging Analytics to Lower Medical Malpractice Costs

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, radiology groups face mounting pressures to simultaneously improve clinical care, increase their bottom line and enhance productivity. Add to the mix changing reimbursement models, better informed healthcare consumers, and rising costs, and it is easy to see why some radiology leaders are scrambling to innovate and generate new […]

Alternative Payment Models: The Industry’s Latest Buzzwords

By Doug Smith, Managing Partner of Strategic Positioning & Consulting Services Since the Affordable Care Act’s adoption in 2008, the healthcare industry has been inundated with waves of change, ranging from the utilization of electronic health records to ICD-10 implementation to greater patient choice regarding medical decisions. Shifts in industry payment methodologies have been on […]

The Subspecialty Quandary: Avoiding the “Fin in the Water”

By Bill Pickart, CEO, Integrated Radiology Partners Healthcare has become one of the most dynamic and competitive industries in the past few years, with M&A activity increasing as physician practices struggle to survive in a rapidly evolving market. According to a recent Business Insider article, the 2015 worldwide M&A volume stands at an all-time high […]

The Benefits of Applied Analytics: Lower Costs

By Bill Pickart, CEO, Integrated Radiology Partners   The application of Quality data has become one of the most critical ways radiology groups can improve accuracy and ensure success in a rapidly changing market. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control administered a national survey to understand the effectiveness of electronic health record (EHR) systems […]