The MarkeTech Group (TMTG) has confirmed that the political climate of 2017 continues to temper sentiment among radiology administrators in second quarter, 2017.
According to second-quarter Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) numbers, the MICI numbers themselves are still strong and did not demonstrate significant change for the second quarter relative to previous periods; however, radiology administrators’ responses show concern about uncertainty surrounding potential replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
“Current political climate in DC could cause sudden changes, but for the long term, I still expect to see growth within my current service area.” – Imaging Director, USA
Comments from the Q2 survey reveal that some radiology administrators continue the ‘wait and see’ approach in investments from Q1 in the face of this uncertainty. In spite of this, the MICI composite score appears supported by the strong overall economy and, at 111, continues to trend toward the ‘high confidence’ range.
To see just how confident Hospital Imaging Directors really are, view the complete survey results here.
As a reminder, MICI was co-developped by The MarkeTech Group (TMTG) and the association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) using TMTG’s imagePRO™ panel of US medical imaging administrators. MICI enables you to benchmark the business climate in imaging with quarterly findings about current and future trends for medical imaging reimbursement, revenue, cost, purchasing, and growth. If you’re ready to use detailed MICI report findings to improve your imaging forecasting process, please contact us to learn more.