The diagnostic imaging business (MR, CT, PET and other imaging services) has grown rapidly in the past decade to a $100 billion industry. Its rapid growth has put the industry in the spotlight for scrutiny by payers and health care regulators. Reed Smith's diagnostic imaging practice—with diagnostic radiology group and other imaging provider clients in all 50 states and globally—is well positioned to assist imaging clients operate under the regulatory spotlight.
Our clients look to Reed Smith attorneys to assist them in understanding the complexities of the regulatory environment in which they perform their services. The experienced attorneys who practice in this specialized area help clients understand the nuances of the Medicare rules that guide how imaging services must be ordered, supervised, interpreted and billed. Our clients call upon us for our experience in structuring complex imaging ventures while remaining sensitive to Stark, anti-kickback, and other fraud and abuse landmines that can thwart such projects. Independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTFs) and radiology practices operate under a unique set of rules that Reed Smith lawyers help navigate.
Relationships between imaging providers and hospitals are a special focus of this practice. Our understanding of the industry has added value to our representation of radiology clients in developing and executing their partnering and contracting strategies with hospitals.
Our team is led by Thomas W. Greeson, who served as general counsel for the American College of Radiology prior to entering private practice. Tom writes and speaks frequently to diagnostic imaging audiences. He is well known in the field and is a regular columnist for Diagnostic Imaging magazine, and has been published in the American Journal of Roentgenology and the Journal of the American College of Radiology. He is the recipient of the President’s Award of the Radiology Business Management Association.