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Legislation aims to delay imaging cuts

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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NEMA and the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition are lobbying Congress for a two-year moratorium on scheduled reductions for imaging services in the physician fee schedule (1"The Gray Sheet" March 6, 2006, p. 7). Draft legislation would delay the effective date of the cuts - mandated by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 - until Jan. 1, 2009 to allow the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the appropriateness of using the hospital outpatient prospective payment system methodology to set reimbursement for all imaging services...
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