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J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 Oct;9(10):700-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2012.06.009.

Utilization management in radiology, part 2: perspectives and future directions.

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  • 1Mid-South Imaging and Therapeutics, Memphis, TN, USA.


Increased utilization of medical imaging in the early part of the last decade has resulted in numerous efforts to reduce associated spending. Recent initiatives have focused on managing utilization with radiology benefits managers and real-time order entry decision support systems. Although these approaches might seem mutually exclusive and their application to radiology appears unique, the historical convergence and broad acceptance of both programs within the pharmacy sector may offer parallels for their potential future in medical imaging. In this second installment of a two-part series, anticipated trends in radiology utilization management are reviewed. Perspectives on current and future potential roles of radiologists in such initiatives are discussed, particularly in light of emerging physician payment models.

Copyright © 2012 American College of Radiology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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