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December 2019: Preserving Independent Practices in the Age of Corporatization

Moderator: Catherine Everett, MD, MBA, FACR
Faculty: Robert Pyatt Jr, MD, FACR and Randal Roat, COO

Description: As many private practices are considering attractive offers to merge with corporations, there are others wanting to remain independent and self-regulating. Dr. Bob Pyatt and Mr. Randy Roat have agreed to share some successful approaches employed by private practices to maintain their independence during the age of corporatization, and what hurdles to be aware of.

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Faculty Bios

Randal Roat, FRBMA serves as Chief Operating Officer of Strategic Radiology, a coalition of independent radiology practices, advancing its mission since 2012. An expert in radiology revenue cycle management, compliance, and operations, Mr. Roat began his career in software development, and launched a radiology billing company that also developed radiology billing and practice management software. He sold that company to CBIZ/MMP, where he served as national VP prior to joining Strategic Radiology. A past recipient of the Calhoun Award from the Radiology Business Management Association, for which he held national leadership positions, Mr. Roat also served as president of the Healthcare Billing Management Association. He is a Fellow of the Radiology Business Management Association.


Robert Pyatt Jr, MD, FACR founded Chambersburg Imaging Associates (CIA), P.C. (Chambersburg, PA), Nov. 1981. We serve 175,000 patients in South Central PA, west of Gettysburg, and bordering on the Maryland State Line. 14 radiologists (7 FT & 7 PT), 200,000 procedures/year. Continuous contract with health system since 1/1/1982. Semi-Rural environment. CIA Practice President 1981-2018. Currently, Nov. 2018 to present, a part-time partner radiologist, and Chief of Diagnostic Imaging for Summit Health System, which merged with Wellspan Health (York, PA) in September 2018. We are the 2nd largest practice entity in Wellspan Health.

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