Atlanta, Georgia, November 7, 2017 – North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) and MedQuest Associates today announced that they have expanded their outpatient imaging partnership, with MedQuest acquiring a minority ownership interest in Medical Imaging, LLC, which operates Medical Imaging at Barnes Creek and Medical Imaging on Crossover in Tupelo.
Atlanta, Georgia, September 19, 2017 – In today’s healthcare environment with unprecedented pressure on providers to develop cost-effective and accessible diagnostic imaging networks, MedQuest Associates has emerged as a leading outpatient radiology partner for hospitals and health systems.
ATLANTA, GA and LA PLATA, MARYLAND, June 13, 2017 – University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center announces the opening of a new outpatient imaging center in partnership with two other organizations. University of Maryland Charles Regional Imaging (UM CRI), located at 5 North La Plata Court, Suite 104 in La Plata, Maryland, offers state-of-the art imaging services, including 3T MRI, Arthrography, CT, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Mammography and Bone Densitometry.
ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 28, 2016 – MedQuest Associates, which owns and operates Mobile Open MRI in Mobile, Alabama, has acquired Suburban Radiology, a well-established diagnostic imaging center offering MRI and CT services in Mobile. Rife Huckabee, MD, founder of Suburban Radiology, will become a professional radiology partner to Mobile Open MRI going forward.
PINEHURST, NC, Sept. 13, 2016 – FirstHealth of the Carolinas Inc., MedQuest Associates, Inc. and its affiliates have partnered to operate Southern Pines Diagnostic Imaging, an existing outpatient diagnostic imaging facility in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
ATLANTA, GA – August 31, 2016 – MedQuest Associates has promoted Bruce Elder to the position of CEO. MedQuest is a national radiology leader that provides an array of radiology and outpatient imaging joint venture management services to hospitals and other providers. The company also owns, operates and manages diagnostic imaging facilities.
TUPELO, MS – August 15, 2016 – North Mississippi Health Services recently purchased a majority interest in The Imaging Center and, in doing so, partnered with MedQuest Associates, a leading national imaging center owner/operator.
MedQuest assumed management of daily operations of the center, located at 320 S. Gloster St., on Monday, Aug. 8, and also purchased a minority interest in the center.
An article by MedQuest's Bruce Elder published in Radiology Today - July 2015 – As hospitals, physician practices, and imaging centers face greater price competition and shrinking reimbursement for imaging, performing an in-depth assessment of your market and your sales and marketing activities offers a cost-effective opportunity to achieve a more profitable and better-positioned imaging operation. A periodic analysis of your market environment can dovetail with a data-driven assessment of sales and marketing functions to identify gaps and opportunities. It also often serves to reinvigorate your organization's outreach efforts.
ATLANTA, GA – May 19, 2015 – MedQuest Radiology Management Services has found that maintaining a focus on data can increase radiology sales and marketing success, resulting in a significant boost to revenues and the bottom line. This is a more sustainable solution than the more common reaction of cutting overhead when radiology departments and centers start feeling the pinch from decreasing reimbursement and rising costs.
An article by MedQuest's Bruce Elder published in HFMA - April 17, 2015 – In the early 2000s, radiology revenue increased year after year despite minimal marketing or patient outreach. According to The Advisory Board, imaging services accounted for 37 percent of hospital profits in 2007—three times as much as cardiology, the second-most profitable service line. But radiology revenue and profits are facing challenges in the form of low-cost competitors and shrinking payments.
ATLANTA, GA – March 3, 2015 – At one time, a hospital’s radiology service line was a strong profit center. A decade later, after years of reimbursement cuts from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as private insurers, hospitals are looking at ways to strengthen radiology’s contributions to the bottom line.
ATLANTA, GA – January 27, 2015 – Hospitals and healthcare systems are facing unprecedented threats to their bottom lines, challenging them to curtail costs, increase revenue and improve the delivery of efficient quality patient care. In this tumultuous environment, MedQuest Radiology Management Services, one of the country’s leading radiology management companies, is seeing greater demand for its assessment services that help healthcare organizations identify areas for improvement within their radiology operations.
ATLANTA, GA – Sept. 23, 2014 – MedQuest Radiology Management Services, one of the country’s leading radiology management companies, has expanded its suite of services that assists hospitals, imaging centers and physician practices in optimizing their available imaging resources. A newly revamped website, www.mqradiology.com, provides insight into how the company’s management services can benefit imaging providers across the healthcare spectrum.