Radiologists who believe that Washington insiders have targeted medical imaging for financial cutbacks can find plenty of evidence to raise concerns in a recent report on Medicare costs published by the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee. “Data Book: Healthcare Spending and the Medicare Program,” a 198-page report released by MedPAC in June, is peppered with the statistics indicating that medical imaging continues to fuel rapid Medicare spending growth, although it excuses radiologists from blame. The report was posted at the MedPAC website (medpac.gov).
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