Ben Lauing, Imaging Performance Partnership
My colleague Robin Brand recently spoke at the Children’s Hospital Association’s Radiology Directors Forum in Houston, where she discussed several of the key forces currently impacting pediatric imaging programs. Much of the conversation focused on health care reform, and, in particular, the current state of Medicaid expansion.
While increased eligibility for Medicaid will have a disproportionate impact on children’s hospitals, as Medicaid covers a significant number of uninsured children, Medicaid expansion will impact all providers.
Medicaid expansion’s impact on pediatric volumes, doughnut holes, and reimbursement
Stephanie Krent, Imaging Performance Partnership
Two weeks ago, our colleagues in the Technology Insights program braved the Chicago weather to attend this year’s RSNA meeting. They sent dispatches back to their blog, The Pipeline, as our team featured some major research announced over the course of the week.
Now that the dust has settled, we’ve compiled some highlights from the coverage – but for the full effect, you’ll want to register for the webconference on December 11.
2012 RSNA round-up: Our best coverage from the week
Shaun Lillard, Imaging Performance Partnership
An expert panel at last week’s annual RSNA meeting in Chicago discussed how rising consumerism, health care reform, and new patient-payer relationships are shaping the future of radiology.
Consumerism and patient-centered care are trends we addressed in our 2012 national meeting study, Perfecting the Outpatient Experience: Tactics to Meet the Growing Consumer Mandate.
The six panel members and moderators came from benefits management, industry, patient advocacy, and cancer care backgrounds. Panelists shed light on different perspectives, but agreed that the industry is rapidly shifting.
Report from RSNA 2012: The emerging health care consumer