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We know healthcare reform will change the rules, but what can radiologists do now to be proactive? This is the first article in a series that will examine how healthcare reform is likely to affect radiology practices and how they can prepare for drastic change.

So far, few radiology practices, and none that I know of, have expressed relief that healthcare reform finally passed so we can offer services in the new, “more fair,” world where everyone will have health insurance. We don’t like the new regulations it will bring because we don’t like the unknown, and to date, government “help” has not done us many favors. We know that advanced imaging procedures have become targets because spending has increased rapidly and attempts to control its growth have not been successful, no matter how much reimbursement has been cut.

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