Technology utilization expands in physician setting
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
The number of brain MRIs grew 15%, echocardiography increased 11% and some lab tests were up 22% in 2002, compared with 2001, The Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis testifies June 11 before the Senate Appropriations Committee/Health Subcommittee. The increases likely are due to physicians "seeing more patients" and "performing more billable procedures" to compensate for reduced reimbursement for certain services, Davis maintains...
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