Strength in Numbers: National Practice Radiology Versus Academic Radiology
J Am Coll Radiol . 2021 Jan;18(1 Pt B):219-221. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.11.004.
Madison R Kocher, Jeremy R Burt, Dennis W Wulfeck
The recent trend of health care consolidation is a widespread reaction to alternative payment models, scale advantage, new government regulations, and rising operational costs. Radiology practices have not been immune to these pressures evidenced by the emergence of national practices, venture investing, academic medical center acquisitions, and accumulating “big data” metrics and analysis. With the emergence and prevalence of these national trends, the question now is whether academic radiology will be able to maintain its traditional professional footholds in the midst of these growing national private practice groups. The following is a commentary that is purely speculative and based on opinions of current radiology market trends.
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