Radiology Business May 20, 2024
Marty Stempniak

Members of the U.S. Senate on Friday released a new policy roadmap detailing how Congress could potentially reform the Medicare payment system for radiologists and other physicians.

The new white paper follows a recent Senate Finance Committee hearing exploring physician shortages, inadequate reimbursement and other challenges. Senators are suggesting reforms that would include creating more sustainable payment updates to ensure radiologists can continue owning and operating practices, incentivizing physicians to provide better care at lower costs, and rethinking how Medicare measures quality.

Finance’s proposal comes following a 15-year period in which radiology has seen a nearly 25% drop in reimbursement when adjusting for inflation.

“The way Medicare pays doctors for their work has not kept up with the times,...

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Topics: Congress / White House, Govt Agencies, Insurance, Medicare, Physician, Provider, Radiology
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