Trends in the utilization of outpatient advanced imaging after the deficit reduction act.

@article{Levin2012TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the utilization of outpatient advanced imaging after the deficit reduction act.},
  author={David C. Levin and Vijay M. Rao and Laurence Parker},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={27-32}
}
PURPOSE After the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) took effect in 2007, there was concern that private office-based imaging facilities would close, that advanced imaging would shift to less convenient hospital-based facilities, and that access to advanced imaging might be restricted. The aim of this study was to see if these developments occurred during the years after the DRA. METHODS Using Medicare data, outpatient CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine trends before and after the DRA were studied… CONTINUE READING
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