The Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) remained stable in Q3 2017 as uncertainty about the status of ACA is reduced. While the US Senate defeated attempts to repeal the ACA in July, MICI measures have stayed statistically unchanged.
The post-election rebound of Q1 2017 was maintained through Q2 and the Q3 of 2017. Internal operating and staff costs are expected to remain the same with very high confidence. Regionally, the South Atlantic and Mountain regions are particularly confident in their ability to maintain and grow as a profit center. Overall, the MICI composite score of 110 remains neutral and near the ‘high confidence’ range.
A notable difference is the change in access to capital over the course of 2017. The smallest (100 beds) hospitals indicate higher confidence in Q3 compared to Q2, 2017. This movement in opposite directions will be an area to monitor.
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.