Radiology Business Practice: How to Succeed

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Oct 1, 2007 - Medical - 503 pages
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To succeed in radiology, you not only need to be able to interpret diagnostic images accurately and efficiently; you also need to make wise decisions about managing your practice at every level. Whether you work in a private, group, hospital, and/or university setting, this practical resource delivers the real-world advice you need to effectively navigate day-to-day financial decisions, equipment and computer systems choices, and interactions with your partners and staff.

  • Equips you to make the best possible decisions on assessing your equipment needs dealing with manufacturers purchasing versus leasing and anticipating maintenance costs and depreciation.
  • Helps you to identify your most appropriate options for picture archiving systems and radiology information systems security issues high-speed lines storage issues workstation assessments and paperless filmless flow.
  • Offers advice on dealing with departments/clinicians who wish to perform radiological procedures and provides strategies for win-win compromises, drawing the line, inpatient-versus-outpatient considerations, cost and revenue sharing, and more.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
LEADERSHIP IN A RADIOLOGY PRACTICE
5
Organizational Structure and Governance Academic Solo and Group Practice
6
Leadership
19
Strategic Planning
34
Research Mission
57
Turf Issues in Radiology
70
ACCOUNTING BASICS AND FINANCIAL PRINCIPLES
87
Performance Measurements and Incentive Systems for Radiology Practices
273
BUILDING AND MANAGING A PRACTICE GROWING THE PRACTICE
289
Assessing Growth Opportunities for Your Imaging Practice
290
Marketing
303
Teleradiology in Practice
325
Medical Entrepreneurship in Diagnostic Imaging
346
EvidenceBased Imaging
367
LEGAL AND LEGISLATIVE CONCERNS
381

The Vernacular of Accounting
88
The ResourceBased Relative Value Scale
99
Accounts Receivable
118
Managing Expenses
133
Purchasing Capital Equipment
144
Making Cents of Metrics
163
BUILDING AND MANAGING A PRACTICE NUTS AND BOLTS
195
Information Technology Systems
196
Voice Recognition Dictation
231
Quality Improvement Programs
246
Contracting with Managed Care Organizations
382
Employment Contracts
397
Policies and Procedures
414
Credentialing and Certification
427
The Legislative and Working Environment Clearing the Muddied Waters
444
Medicolegal Issues
463
Learning from Others Mistakes
486
Index
505
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