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Increase in Diagnostic Imaging Fueled by Self-Referring Doctors
Date:4/24/2008

per week.

"This creates revenues for both parties involved," Ho noted. "But it also raises a lot of questions, such as would it have mattered if another test had been done, one that didn't receive a reimbursement?"

"Unfortunately, the legal system, the method of reimbursing physicians, and our lack of tools to monitor appropriateness of testing have led to significant increases in diagnostic imaging, which likely provide little health benefit to patients," Ho wrote.

She said eliminating these reimbursements would penalize doctors who actually provide in-office imaging as a convenience to patients. She called for policy makers, insurers, physicians and health service researchers to come up with creative solutions to the problem.

"Only then can we insure that advanced imaging technologies yield a benefit, rather than become a burden to the health-care system," Ho concluded.

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about diagnostic imaging.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Baylor College of Medicine, news release, April 24, 2008


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