(Medscape - subscription required) "As cardiologists' income has been declining, we've seen a trend toward adding ancillary services," says Patrick White, president of MedAxiom, a cardiology practice management and information services firm in Neptune Beach, Florida. "I've seen cardiologists starting to do laser vein therapy and selling vitamins," says White. "But these are likely to divert their energies. Instead, they should focus on their core mission."-Wes
In 2007, the median total medical revenue for cardiology practices decreased 0.61%, while median operating costs increased 6.3%, according to the Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA) 2008 Cost Survey Report."
Monday, November 17, 2008
Proof that Cardiologists Are Under Pressure
Some are resorting to selling vitamins: