GAO: Self-Referring Docs Make Questionable Imaging Orders

Between 2004 and 2010, utilization of advanced medical imaging services (CT and MRI) increased by 80 percent for self-referred services, compared with 12 percent for non-self-referred services, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

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Let' due the math 109,000,000/400,000= $272 per test!!! This seems like a reasonable fee if both components done. And of course now that imaging can be shared by large groups and more affordable, 67% growth as a ramp up from ZERO is not at all large. Big groups is what Obamacare wants. Big provides more aux services to pay for salaries and overhead. Medicine is also a business. Is it possible just to look to see if pt. benefited first Also did early detection/dx. save money? Cut regs and laywers and save us all money. Vote and send a message.
Posted by mackley | Thursday, November 01 2012 at 8:08PM ET
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