Radiology management strategies that can save your plan money

April 2010
Employee Benefit News;Apr2010, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p37
The article offers information on managing radiology strategies that can help save more on plan money. In hospitals imaging examinations are performed in outpatient settings which are expensive, in the office of physicians it is relatively easy to have advance imaging although they are still costly and in imaging centers patients need to identify facilities that will be performing quality tests. Some of the best strategies to manage plan costs to the optimum include radiology utilization management and the use of specialty networks.


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