Declining reimbursements among radiology trends to watch

Declining reimbursement numbers and an increased number of nonphysician professionals to the industry are just two of several trends to watch for in radiology, according to Lawrence Muroff, a Tampa, Fla.-based radiologist who spoke this week at Association for Medical Imaging Management's 2012 meeting in Orlando, AuntMinnie.com reports. "Radiology is being forced to confront nontraditional issues, protect against aggressive competition, and cope with practice-threatening trends," Muroff said. He added that, where in the past it was hard to fail in the industry, "now, it will take work to succeed." For declining reimbursements, in particular, Muroff said that consolidation of interventional radiology and CT codes and a continued failure to find a permanent fix to the sustainable growth rate formula will be key. Article

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