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  1. Two Views of Value: The Practice–Hospital Entente and Kaiser Permanente

    What policymakers and payors want from radiology departments is not volume, but value. If radiologists can help ... two very different models—the private practice–hospital collaborative and Kaiser Permanente’s captive-group HMO—to understand how ... group to maintain independence. External and Internal Benchmarks The leadership agreement came just at the time that St ...

    George Wiley - Dec 02, 2013

  2. Emerging Practice Models in Radiology: Patient-centered Imaging

    ... first in a four-part series on emerging practice models for radiology. The theme of 2012’s annual RSNA meeting in Chicago, ... and satisfaction. “Radiology groups are beginning to test benchmarks, agreeing to increase their patient-satisfaction scores by a certain ...

    Cat Vasko - Mar 10, 2013

  3. Emerging Practice Models in Radiology: Patient-centered Imaging

    ... to patients? As an emerging practice model, patient-centered radiology has a nice ring to it, but as Greg Thomson, CPA, executive vice ... and satisfaction. “Radiology groups are beginning to test benchmarks, agreeing to increase their patient-satisfaction scores by a certain ...

    Cat Vasko - Dec 14, 2013

  4. Grand Junction: Radiology and the IDN

    ... a bonus payment—provided they have met or exceeded quality benchmarks. Kevin Fitzgerald, MD, chief medical officer of RMHP, says, ... change every couple of years." Each week, hospital radiology staff and leaders meet to discuss issues that include improving ...

    Cat Vasko - Oct 27, 2009

  5. Grand Junction: The Role of Radiology in an Integrated Delivery System

    ... that supports a strong medical community, and it has a collaborative spirit among the community and its health care providers that has ... lowering systemwide costs while meeting or exceeding quality benchmarks. RMHP reserves 10% to 15% from each MCPIPA physician’s ... incentive fund.” Joe Cruz, MD, medical director of radiology at St Mary’s, notes that MCPIPA specialists (including ...

    Cat Vasko - Oct 02, 2009

  6. Surmounting the Challenges of Radiology-group Affiliation to Achieve Sustainability

    ... this publication, I spoke of an emerging business model for radiology practices that want to maintain their independence while making the ... greatly enrich any newly established clinical protocols and benchmarks, but the data will take time to distill.   Establishing ...

    Bill Pickart, CEO, Integrated Medical Partners - Nov 17, 2013

  7. Strategic Radiology: 15 Practices Align for Strength

    ... “I’m the 50,000-foot guy.” Van Moore chairs Strategic Radiology, LLC, a consortium of 15 major radiology groups linked to pursue cost ... instance, only for itself, but eventually, cross-practice benchmarks will be established, and groups will be able to query one ...

    George Wiley - Apr 29, 2010

  8. Practice–Hospital Alignment in Radiology: What Makes a Relationship Work?

    Radiology-practice alignment with hospitals and health systems has never been a ... combative or competitive with these partners than they are collaborative,” he says. David Smith adds, “A big part of that is group ... various participants) into the model relative to appropriate benchmarks for determining that improvements or targeted outcomes are ...

    Cat Vasko - May 29, 2012

  9. Regulatory Update: September 2010

    ... Jonathan W. Berlin, MD, MBA, clinical associate professor of radiology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, says, ... can access broadband Internet service; the plan sets benchmarks on reaching that goal. Health care is one industry that the plan is ...

    Jane Cys - Sep 15, 2010

  10. Value-based Purchasing: What It Means for Performance Evaluation

    For the past few decades, radiology providers have survived (and succeeded) in a volume-driven healthcare ... As healthcare shifts from an autonomous practice model to collaborative models like accountable care organizations and medical homes, ... indicators. There are no well-established or long-term benchmarks for group quality measures,” explains Javitt. Nor is there a ...

    Lisa Fratt - Mar 04, 2013

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