Congress hustles to address SGR problem before end of year


“Over the years, Congress and Medicare administrators have tried to enact harmful policies — indiscriminately cutting payments, blocking coverage of new technologies, and erecting bureaucratic barriers to patient care,” said Gail Rodriguez, MITA’s executive director, in a statement. “A thoughtful, evidence-based appropriate use criteria policy is a much better approach to guiding medical imaging utilization. Appropriate use criteria empower physicians by providing them with the latest information to help inform the discussion with their patients on what care is best.”

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