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  • 08.25.10

    Payor Reaction to Healthcare Reform Could Affect Radiology

    AuntMinnie | Kate Madden Yee

    Amid the political firestorm over U.S. healthcare reform, one point has been ignored: the reaction of healthcare payors. That’s a major oversight because imaging providers run the risk of getting buried as payors retrench, according to a presentation at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) annual meeting being held this week in Washington, DC. Healthcare reform scares insurers, and that fear could cause them to respond in ways that could dramatically affect radiology practices, said Ron Howrigon, president and founder of Fulcrum Strategies in Raleigh, NC, a company that provides physician consulting services. And not much national discussion is being given to the side effects of the legislation, which could be further bad news for radiologists.

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