Medical Rationing? You Decide: Coalition Urges MedPAC To Reconsider Recommendations On Reducing Imaging Service Use.

CQ (6/14, Adams, Subscription Publication) reports that a coalition of “imaging manufacturers, medical providers and patient groups wrote to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on Monday, expressing concerns about recommendations that the panel plans to release this week that would reduce the use of such imaging services as magnetic resonance imaging and CT scans. ‘As MedPAC’s recommendations have the potential to impact the delivery of care to nearly 48 million Medicare beneficiaries, we urge you to reconsider your recommendations,’ said the letter. ‘To implement the recommendations as drafted would further limit access to life-saving diagnostic imaging services while yielding questionable savings for the Medicare program.'” The letter was signed by the “Access to Medical Imaging Coalition,” which includes providers, imaging equipment and supply manufacturers, and “nine patient advocacy” groups.

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