Navigation Links
Data: Actual imaging use far below president's recommended 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare
Date:6/19/2009

tly since 2005 and imaging use has essentially flattened. When it comes to imaging, the curve has already been bent," Tim Trysla, executive director of the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) said. "Any further deep imaging reimbursement cuts will severely disrupt patients' access to diagnostic services. Bureaucratic red tape including long waits for appointments, delays in the waiting room and patients driving long distances will be typical if Medicare spending is reduced by levels proposed by President Obama or MedPAC."

When calculating its reimbursement formula for diagnostic imaging services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) currently assumes that imaging equipment is in use, on average, 50 percent of the available time. The RBMA data suggest the current Medicare utilization rate is similar to the actual rate at which imaging equipment operates.

"If policymakers want Medicare's reimbursement formula to mirror actual imaging equipment utilization rates in both urban and rural practices, our data demonstrate CMS' current use rate assumption is more accurate than what Congress and the Administration are proposing," said Michael Mabry, executive director of RBMA. "Since MedPAC's utilization rate survey was based on only six urban regions, we understand policymakers' need to continuously collect accurate use rate data to inform their reimbursement decisions. RBMA is committed to collecting and providing those data on an ongoing basis."

AMIC contends that MedPAC's 90 percent utilization rate change recommendation is based on a deeply flawed survey. Importantly, MedPAC's recommendation to change the utilization assumption is based on data collected prior to the severe cuts that resulted from enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), and does not consider the impact on rural providers. MedPAC's survey was limited to six urban areas, two modalities (MR and CT), and to providers operating in 200
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Mills
smills@powelltate.com
202-585-2084
Powell Tate
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Data: Actual imaging use far below Presidents rec. 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare
2. Promising Three-year Data: Saving Limbs With Drug-Eluting Stents
3. New Data: Advanced Pharmacy Model Significantly Reduces Gaps in Care for Patients with Chronic and Complex Conditions; Improves Clinical and Financial Outcomes
4. New Study Data: JANUVIA™ (sitagliptin) Significantly Reduced Blood Sugar Levels and Was Not Associated with Hypoglycemia in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
5. Communicating Clinical Trial Data: Timing Remains Key Challenge for Marketing Teams
6. Shining light on sciences dark data: New venture ensures a fuller scientific record
7. New Government Data: Mail-Service Pharmacies Grow, But Public Programs Lag Behind
8. Five Hospitals to Share Patient Data: ICW Connects Regional Medical Centers and University Facility
9. Clinical trial data: Safety/efficacy of concomitant formoterol fumarate/tiotropium treating COPD
10. Perceived cancer risks may not reflect actual risks or prevention needs
11. Proposed E-Cigarette Ban Pushed in the Name of Americas Health Actually a Backdoor Boost to Pharmaceutical Companies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... The Biofeedback Federation of Europe annual meeting ... Rome, Italy and is hosted by the Salesian Pontifical ... a wide variety of topics such as ADHD, anxiety, ... in athletes. The scientific program will feature the latest ... allows clients to see what is going on in ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... 26, 2014 DW-InductionHeating.com (DaWei Induction Heating ... researching and developing, producing and marketing of a series ... business announces their new series of induction brazing ... the company, induction brazing refers to the ... filler material and heat. The manager says that there ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The report “Nintedanib (Colorectal ... focuses on the current treatment landscape, unmet needs, ... cancer market. Stivarga is a drug which is ... cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim is developing nintedanib (BIBF-1120), an ... refractory CRC in the US, Europe, and Japan. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online ... its collection of discounted prom dresses, most of which ... spokesman of the company, the promotion is valid until ... to expand the UK market. , The prom dresses ... lengths, and styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 When head lice hits a ... a frenzy to get rid of it while keeping it ... Coral Gables now have the solution right in their neighborhood: ... location, Lice Troopers provides full spectrum head lice screening and ... area, including Sunset, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Pinecrest ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Final Workshop Line-up Announced for 18th Annual Biofeedback Conference in Rome, Italy 2Health News:Induction Brazing Equipment Series From DaWei Induction Heating Co., A Reliable Supplier Of Induction Heating Equipment 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2
... TITUSVILLE, N.J., Dec. 12 INVEGA(TM) (paliperidone),Extended-Release ... a one-year open-label extension (OLE) study, according ... symptom scores improved or,were stable, on average, ... was designed to evaluate the long-term safety ...
... got to do it. Hair Fairies - The Head Lice, Helpers - ... only ... CHICAGO, Dec. 12 No two words in the English language,can stop ... care centers, and other kid-centric services are often,sent into crisis mode when ...
... ATS Medical, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ATSI ), manufacturer and ... announced that James L. Cox, M.D. has,agreed to ... reputation as a,preeminent authority in the surgical treatment ... as the foundation for ATS 3f(R),tissue valve technologies, ...
... Sysmex America, Inc. today,announced that its Sysmex XE-5000 ... States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale ... high throughput,analyzer that provides 31 whole blood reportable ... specific mode. The Sysmex,XE-5000 will be available in ...
... Zimmer Holdings, Inc.,(NYSE: ZMH ; SWX: ZMH), a ... Approval (PMA) application for the Zimmer(R),NexGen(R) LPS-Flex Mobile Knee ... "A number of orthopaedic surgeons prefer mobile bearing designs ... companies that can offer this treatment,option in the U.S.," ...
... Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members ... ... Dec. 11 As the exclusive sponsor of the,Military Child Education Coalition,s ... in Seattle,TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $25,000 to the Minuteman Emergency,Assistance Fund. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:INVEGA(TM) Shows Favorable Long-Term Safety Profile in a One-Year Study of Patients With Schizophrenia 2Health News:INVEGA(TM) Shows Favorable Long-Term Safety Profile in a One-Year Study of Patients With Schizophrenia 3Health News:INVEGA(TM) Shows Favorable Long-Term Safety Profile in a One-Year Study of Patients With Schizophrenia 4Health News:INVEGA(TM) Shows Favorable Long-Term Safety Profile in a One-Year Study of Patients With Schizophrenia 5Health News:INVEGA(TM) Shows Favorable Long-Term Safety Profile in a One-Year Study of Patients With Schizophrenia 6Health News:Head Lice Removal Service Opens in Chicago 2Health News:Head Lice Removal Service Opens in Chicago 3Health News:ATS Medical Appoints James L. Cox, M.D. as Medical Director 2Health News:ATS Medical Appoints James L. Cox, M.D. as Medical Director 3Health News:Sysmex America Receives FDA Clearance for XE-5000(TM) Hematology Analyzer 2Health News:Zimmer Holdings Receives FDA Approval to Market Mobile Bearing Knee 2Health News:Zimmer Holdings Receives FDA Approval to Market Mobile Bearing Knee 3Health News:Zimmer Holdings Receives FDA Approval to Market Mobile Bearing Knee 4Health News:TriWest Contributes $25,000 to Washington National Guard Fund and Sponsors Education for Teachers of Military Children 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 /CNW/ -   ... after Health Canada tests confirmed it contains two undeclared ... and phenylpropylmethylamine). The distributor, Empire Health Distribution of ... from retail stores across Canada . ... for weight loss and increased energy. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... BUFFALO, N.Y. , Dec. 24, 2014 ... been dosed with KX2-361 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. ... a small molecule drug that has shown potent inhibitory ... lines, including those that are resistant to Temozolomide (T98G), ... malignant glioma. In a well-established brain tumor mouse model, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... FARMINGTON, Conn. , Dec. 24, 2014 ... a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics ... medical need and commercial potential, today announced that ... 2,050,000 shares of its common stock and Series ... common stock.  Funds under the management of QVT ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:"Jetfuel Superburn" recalled after Health Canada tests find undeclared drug ingredients 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4
Lightweight PVC housing for easy transport, integrated handle. Easy lamp exchange....
... important diagnostic tool in determining functionality ... important when deciding courses of treatment ... treatment, recurring infections and autoimmune dieseases. ... patients with autoimmune diseases giving rise ...
Maximum brightness, durability, universal power suply, microprocessor-controlled light output and, in the event of lamp failure or degredation, automatic switchover to an integraged spare lamp....
Tested by surgeons for functionality and ergonomy. Uses the Medifix C3-3001-3CCD camera head....
Medicine Products: