Study sheds light on imaging self-referral

06/22/2009 | Diagnostic Imaging

A study conducted by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission found that doctors who have invested in medical imaging devices are more likely to refer patients to use them, and they generally incur higher costs than those without similar investments. The study, which is based on in-office imaging use from 2005 Medicare claim data, "shows that self-referral inevitably leads to high utilization," a radiology expert said.

View Full Article in:

Diagnostic Imaging

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Counsel – Regulatory Affairs
RAI Services Company
Winston Salem, NC
Director of Program Development
Washington DC, DC
Director of System QA
LifeWatch Services, Inc.
Rosemont, IL
Director of Business Development and Membership
Washington DC, DC
Vice-President of Technology and Regulatory Affairs
Washington DC, DC