No Medical or Cost Benefits to Imaging Self-Referral

from MedpageToday by Emily P. Walker

Medicare should stop paying doctors who “self-refer” for imaging on equipment they own or lease — excluding payments for x-rays — because in most cases self-referral neither shortens the length of an illness nor provides cost-saving benefits, said researchers in the field…

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