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MedPAC issues broad critique of self-referred imaging; outlines steps to curb abuses


n a report bristling with documentation, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission issued a broad-ranging critique of in-office self-referred imaging and outlined a series of steps to curb practices it said were contributing to the growth in imaging volume.

Steps that could help restrain in-office self-referral of imaging services include preauthorization, lower payment rates for high-volume self-referrers, excluding tests not provided during an office visit, and more bundled payments for services, MedPAC said in its report, released June 15.

See full article and related articles at DiagnosticImaging.com

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