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The New Competitive Landscape for Radiology

January 27, 2015 The healthcare industry is rapidly changing for hospital-based physician practices. An overall trend of consolidation has emerged as the industry transitions to a value-based model.This has led to the creation of large, single-specialty companies with as many as 1,500 physicians, as well as large, multi-specialty management companies such as Sheridan Healthcare, Team […]

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New Market Needs; New Alignment Models

July 2, 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 radiology group alignment models of merger, acquisition, or outright takeover by […]

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A New model for Radiology collaboration – Webinar

On September 17, 2014, Bill Pickart, IRP CEO, and Scott Luchs, MD, founding member of a new regional radiology joint venture in New York, Empire Health Support Services, led a webinar on the new way to thrive in radiology. Click this link to learn how collaboration, not competition, will guarantee success for the future of radiology.  […]

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Group Integration and Collaboration Models – A Case Study

At RBMA’s spring 2014 summit, IRP CEO Bill Pickart and Managing Partner Doug Smith participated in a panel alongside four physicians to discuss several radiology joint venture case studies. Watch the recording to learn about the power of integration, how to create a competitive collaboration model and the path to managing a successful joint venture.  […]

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Happy Patients, Maximum Revenue? No Longer Mutually Exclusive: Part 3 of 3

October 13, 2014   A three-part discussion covering the leading trends in revenue cycle management for radiologists. In this installment of our revenue cycle management (RCM) discussion, we would like to discuss three recommendations for applying technology to maximize revenue and patient satisfaction. As we discussed previously, it’s our opinion that technology is only as […]

Healthcare Industry Veteran Keith Chew Joins Integrated Medical Partners

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 1, 2014 — Integrated Medical Partners (IMP), a full-service provider of profit-improvement solutions for medical practices announced today the addition of Mr. Keith E. Chew, MHA, CMPE as Managing Director, Strategic Positioning and Consulting Services. Mr. Chew will also have the same title with Integrated Radiology Partners (IRP), the IMP solution for […]

Happy Patients, Maximum Revenue? No Longer Mutually Exclusive: Part 2 of 3

September 26, 2014   A three-part discussion covering the leading trends in revenue cycle management for radiologists. Many revenue cycle management companies tout “leveraging” industry-leading technology. In our opinion, technology is very important but ultimately only as good as the people applying it. In this installment of our revenue cycle management (RCM) discussion, we’d like […]

Top 10 hospital needs from radiology

For most radiology practices, the customer is the hospital or health system they serve. To ensure long-term success in this relationship, practices must gain an understanding of their customer’s evolving needs while providing proactive solutions that help address them. It is no longer feasible for radiology to take a passive role with medical staff and […]

Happy Patients, Maximum Revenue? No Longer Mutually Exclusive: Part 1 of 3

September 11, 2014   A three-part discussion covering the leading trends in revenue cycle management for radiologists. In today’s new healthcare landscape, patient satisfaction and revenue cycle management are not mutually exclusive goals. Over the next three posts, we will discuss how radiologists can successfully address both issues. The primary driver of these changing dynamics […]

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Allying and Aligning through Analytics

July 2, 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. “As an independent physician and radiology provider, I feel very strongly that an autonomous radiology […]

How Innovative Radiology Practices Meet Evolving Needs of Hospitals

July 17, 2014   What Innovative Radiology Practices Are Doing to Meet the  Evolving Needs of the Hospital In our last blog entitled “The Top 10 Hospital Needs from Radiology”, we discussed some of the universal wants and needs the hospital C-Suite is seeking from its radiology partner. As a recap, they included the following: […]

New Market Needs; New Alignment Models

Bill Pickart, CEO, Integrated Medical Partners July 2, 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.

So You Want to Pursue Radiology Group Integration

There’s no question that radiology group integration of one form or another is a growing trend nationwide. Sparked by the consolidation occurring among hospitals and health systems, radiology practice integration is a way to maintain independence, autonomy and entrepreneurial spirit while gaining new efficiencies and economies of scale. If you’re a group considering integration, where […]

The Top 10 Hospital Needs from Radiology

For most radiology practices, the customer is the hospital or health system they serve. To ensure long-term success in this relationship, practices must gain an understanding of their customer’s evolving needs while providing proactive solutions that help address them. It is no longer feasible for radiology to take a passive role with medical staff and […]

Opportunity in Times of Change – Subspecialty Access – Part Two

May 29, 2014 It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. —Charles Darwin In our first blog in the series, we discussed the emerging trend of radiology group collaboration and how the sharing of resources and talent can help alleviate one […]

Opportunity in Times of Change – Subspecialty Access

May 5, 2014 “Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat” –   Unknown Radiologists are no strangers to change. They’ve watched their practices’ reimbursements diminish and payment options multiply beyond their control – and are searching for ways to regain a degree of normality. In order to succeed […]