CMS has made it clear that cuts in IDTF imaging center reimbursement will continue. In the future, it may be impossible for physician-owned centers to remain viable.
Many groups are looking at exit strategies for their existing centers before they become unprofitable. In most cases, an integrated partnership between a radiology group and hospital in outpatient imaging is the best way to maximize revenue and maintain financial security for both parties.
While both can realize many advantages from this type of integration, the process can be complicated, contentious and time consuming.