This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Executive SummaryDigital mammography reimbursement would equal 150% of the amount that would otherwise be paid for bilateral diagnostic mammography under a Feb. 1 HCFA program memo to implement BIPA. For technologies that convert standard film images to digital form, payment will be derived from the statutory screening mammography limit plus an additional $15. The BIPA legislation provides for new payment methodologies for both diagnostic and screening mammograms that utilize advanced technology for the period April 1 to Dec. 31
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