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Teleradiology's financial forecast shows chance of rain

October 17, 2008 Teleradiology's financial forecast shows chance of rain Cooler climate, gusty winds ruffle industry's steady rise as reimbursement woes ripple out of hospitals and imaging centers Teleradiology's relatively smooth sail into the waters of commercial success may be in for some turbulence as prices per read drop like a barometer in a hurricane. Most of the pressure forcing rates downward comes from the perfect storm of increased competition, reduced reimbursements, commoditization of preliminary read service, and continuing effects of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. "The DRA hit the onsite radiologist and was passed to the teleradiologist," said Dr. Greg Rose, president and CEO of NightRays Radiology.

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