Practice should be aware of the following financial considerations:

  • Over time, the practice will generate a significant increase in revenues with the addition of nuclear cardiology to their services.

  • There is typically a thirty to forty-five day delay in cash flow between the time of your first scan and the time that you begin to receive payments from Medicare and insurance (this time delay will vary).

  • Medicare payment for nuclear cardiology procedures conducted is considered satisfactory and is said to be firm through the year 2006.

  • Because no "up-front" investment is required, the financial returns begin immediately for the practice.