As medical costs rise overall, spending on imaging falls

12/10/2013 |

Diagnostic imaging is now in the bottom 2% of spending growth categories compared with other services, according to a new study. Spending on imaging has fallen in the wake of the Deficit Reduction Act by 3.5% annually, even as spending on other services has risen by 3.6% annually. Technological advances, clinical decision support, improved EMR access and payment cuts have all potentially played a role, according to the study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. "Policymakers seeking further reductions in health care spending should consider directing future cost-cutting initiatives toward these now-leading service categories," said researcher Danny R. Hughes.

View Full Article in:

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Attest Health Care Advisors
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney
Coats and Bennett PLLC
Cary, NC
Sr. Regulatory Specialist, Biotech Center of Expertise
BASF, The Chemical Co.
San Diego, CA
Food Lawyer
Wayzata, MN
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI