The health reform law (PPACA) requires referring physicians who provide in-office MRI, CT or PET services to inform a patient in writing at the time of the referral that the patient may obtain the service from an alternative source and provide a list of suppliers who furnish the service in the area in which the patient resides. In the 2011 Medicare Fee Continue Reading

The Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the CY2011 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for public inspection.  The Proposed Fee Schedule includes a number of provisions which, if adopted, would implement the recently enacted Affordable Care Act (ACA).  One of the proposed regulations would serve to clarify the requirement in ACA that physicians notify patients referred for imaging … Continue Reading