MedPac is evaluating changes to portions of Stark law

05/25/2010 | Diagnostic Imaging

The Medicare Patient Advisory Commission may recommend changes to the Stark law's in-office ancillary services exception in order to address the increasing volume and costs of diagnostic imaging tests performed on Medicare patients. Recommendations by the group, which often are seriously considered by Congress and the CMS, could limit the number of practices from which the patients can receive imaging tests and reduce the market size for MR, CT and PET devices.

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