MEDICAL IMAGING SPECIALISTS
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These are incredible times in the health care industry, especially in the field of outpatient radiology. Current market conditions present the chance to become part of a U.S. industry that is exploding at a 40 percent annual rate. Medical Imaging Specialists (MIS) encourages you to look closely at these unprecedented opportunities.
We, at MIS, are here to help you become part of this dynamic environment. We will not only show you the way, but will guide you through a process that addresses the numerous challenges of imaging. In the end you will understand why MIS is the preferred management and consulting firm for todays radiology solutions.
MIS is a highly skilled organization that helps people succeed in the business of outpatient imaging. While MIS is a multifaceted group, its primary responsibilities are to share knowledge and educate individuals wishing to operate their own imaging centers. Such intellectual capital includes a complete and initial assessment of the individual or group goals. Also involved is an initial determination as to the feasibility of a new center plus all pertinent information for planning, development and management of such a facility.
MIS can act as consultant as well as manager and provide the necessary tools and resources so you, the client, can be a success in your new venture.
With the explosion in imaging centers, MIS is well positioned to take advantage of this exciting business environment. As owners of its own imaging facilities, and partners, managers and/or consultants for others across the nation, MIS has the proven methods and solutions necessary for your future business. Its track record is impeccable and its team brings to the table a seasoned group of managers, financiers and planners highly reputable in every facet of medical imaging.
When it comes to your new business, MIS will give you the competitive edge that will separate you from the competition.
Medical Imaging Specialists
The sole purpose of this tightly knit group is centered around your success. MIS has done its own homework, has learned how to take advantage of the current reimbursement trends and knows how to differentiate its products and services from the competition. MIS has developed operating plans that maximize productivity and minimize costs. All this can translate into instant dollars for you.
So how does this leading company do it?
First, MIS will conduct preliminary studies to analyze demographics and referral base. If preliminary indicators show promise for a profitable imaging center, then MIS will introduce the client to a complete set of financial analysis tools. These revenue projection instruments and cost accounting models are unique within the industry and provide you, the customer, with realistic expectations.
Aside from management and revenue analysis, there is at MIS stringent emphasis on programmatic design. All MIS imaging centers are unique in that they provide a warm, home environment and are built to maintain a patients privacy and dignity. They also must be structured to support efficient operations in a patient friendly environment. While work in the background goes unnoticed by the patient, the atmosphere in the hallways and adjacent rooms offers a relaxed, soothing ambiance.
A further facet of outpatient imaging is facilities development which ranges from land acquisition and new construction to existing space build-out and programmatic design. MIS has extensive experience in land acquisition for imaging centers and the corporate issues regarding these matters.
No one will deny the large expenses to operate an outpatient imaging center. On top of the dollar expenditures for imaging equipment, there is the increased cost of labor and supplies. These rising numbers, coupled with shrinking reimbursement from payers, require the utmost efficiency of all facilities.
MIS realizes this fact and has a demonstrated track record of managing imaging centers at operating expense ratios well below industry norms.
MIS will be the first to acknowledge that running a thriving imaging center is certainly a numbers game and that volume is the major priority. Moreover, driving business into an imaging center also requires a well established relationship with referring physicians.
In this area MIS will provide a comprehensive physician relationship management program designed to produce maximum results for each provider.
No amount of planning, however, can effectively insure success without a disciplined radiology staff. Providing referring physicians reliable information in a timely manner is absolutely imperative. With informed, trusted reports doctors can effectively diagnose and/or treat patients. If needed, MIS can offer sub-specialty radiology services that ensure the most appropriate radiologist will handle any given case.
This approach secures long-term physician relations and allows for the fact that clinicians and patients are guaranteed the most accurate interpretations available.
Hospitals and Radiology Groups
Hospitals are currently faced with new challenges in the healthcare arena, one being the proliferation of outpatient care and physician owned facilities. Consequently, outpatient imaging, which is critical to hospital profits, is at risk. There are new players, including investors, entrepreneurs and private and public companies which seek to own and operate free standing imaging centers. Such centers are in direct competition with hospital-based outpatient radiology departments.
MIS believes that hospitals, in response, should strongly consider joint venturing with radiologists and develop independent outpatient imaging centers.
Radiology groups are faced with mounting pressure to increase their workload and maintain high quality careall in a climate of declining reimbursements. Unquestionably a joint venture project can result in a lucrative situation for both parties. From the hospitals perspective the relationship can preempt or stop the development of a new imaging center in their service market. Conversely, with the new incentive of revenue sharing, the radiology group can help increase the flow of traffic. When such a group actively participates in the creation and marketing of its own center, the results are often increased revenues as well as numbers.
MIS has demonstrated time and again that this is the team with the resources and experience to navigate two groups through the process of negotiation. Whether it is involved in a management position or as an equity participant, or both, MIS will act responsibly in settling compromises and securing agreements. In the end, both parties will recognize the vital role of MIS and the impact it can affect on their daily and future operations.
As a company with an impressive history as mediators and managers, MIS is the professional group that does it right everyday
. . . planning, implementing and maintaining your imaging center.