In statistics released April 23, Quinsite reported that average daily volumes at practices it surveyed were down 52.9% in what it called week 6 of the COVID-19 outbreak compared with before the survey period started on March 16. In the company's April 13 update, volumes were reported to be down 60%.
For the most recent period, the firm said that estimated average lost revenue from the outbreak was $37,700 per full-time equivalent (FTE) employee, while the work relative value unit (RVU) impact was 44.2%.
Quinsite also measured the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by imaging modality. Hardest hit has been mammography, with a decline of 77.8% compared with the start of the pandemic. Next is MRI, with volumes down 46%, ultrasound down 43.3%, and x-ray down 41.8%.
Despite the declines, Quinsite said it is seeing the first signs of improvement, "albeit very slight." Quinsite updates its analysis on a daily basis.
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