Kaiser Health News — Doctor-owned hospitals are earning many of the largest bonuses from the federal health law’s new quality programs, even as the law halts their growth.
The hospitals, many of which specialize in heart or orthopedic surgeries, have long drawn the ire of federal lawmakers and competitors. They say physicians often direct the best-insured and more lucrative cases to their own facilities, while leaving the most severely ill patients to others. They are especially prevalent in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, California and Kansas.
The Capitol Imaging Services Affiliate Network of screening and diagnostic testing centers are utilized by numerous medical and health care providers, including hospital-employed physicians as well as physicians who have their own stand-alone medical practice. We work across the spectrum of medical specialties, including primary care providers (such as family practice and internal medicine doctors), orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, urologists, gastroenterologists and general surgeons.
Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the Southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan, such as an MRI or ultrasound, we also provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue critical findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.
Because we are independent, we often are able to lower out of pocket costs for people having these types of exams. For those with unfulfilled health insurance deductibles, that is a major financial benefit. And, this benefit is enjoyed without any sacrifice in testing quality, reporting or radiology expertise.
Our locations provide you with a comfortable, relaxed environment free of crowded hallways, large multi-story parking garages, loud ambulances, elevators and signs everywhere! People love parking in front of or near our centers, and walking directly into the front door for service.
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