Urologists' use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

  title={Urologists' use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer.},
  author={Jean M Mitchell},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={369 17},
BACKGROUND Some urology groups have integrated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), a radiation treatment with a high reimbursement rate, into their practice. This is permitted by the exception for in-office ancillary services in the federal prohibition against self-referral. I examined the association between ownership of IMRT services and use of IMRT to treat prostate cancer. METHODS Using Medicare claims from 2005 through 2010, I constructed two samples: one comprising 35 self… CONTINUE READING
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