With all the talk about “transparency,” it’s easy to forget that it’s still about our health care, including why it costs so much.
Here’s a clue:
According to MedSolutions, which deals with quality management of medical imaging services, radiology seems to be the next big cost battleground between health plans and physicians. HealthLeaders-InterStudy, which conducted the study, found that radiology costs have risen to nearly 10 percent of each healthcare dollar, and are anticipated to grow at a rate of 18 to 20 percent per year.
And here you thought it was all Big Pharma and insurance carriers.