How Outdated Imaging Equipment is Impacting Quality of Care and Claim Costs

By Ted Smith, Senior VP of National Sales at Priority Care Solutions, a division of Genex Services

In workers’ compensation, diagnostic imaging – such as an MRI, CT, or PET scan – is often the first critical step to assess the severity of an injury and to develop a treatment plan for prompt recovery and return to work. It’s imperative that the use of a reliable facility that produces a quality image is utilized from the onset to ensure the best outcome for the injured worker.

However, obsolete imaging equipment has become a significant issue. Today, if injured workers require a scan, they could be sent to an imaging facility with old or outdated equipment, if that facility or equipment was not properly vetted in the first place.

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