; Health Care Reform ABCs for Imaging
Documents
Resources
Learning Center
Upload
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out
Your Federal Quarterly Tax Payments are due April 15th Get Help Now >>

Health Care Reform ABCs for Imaging

VIEWS: 4 PAGES: 1

In brief, the ACR summary touched on increases in the Medicare utilization assumption rate (to be increased in 20 11 to 75% from the current level of 62.5% for equipment costing $1 million or more [MR and CT]); an increase in the contiguous body part discount rate (to be raised to 50% in 201 1 from the current rate of 25%), a requirement for self-referring physicians to inform patients in writing that the physician/facility will benefit financially from an imaging procedure, the creation of a "Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation" to explore various models to address poor clinical outcomes or avoidable expenditures, and new reimbursement rates for some procedures.

More Info
To top