The Cost-Quality Conundrum: Imaging

July 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2010, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p43
The article discusses the value of better imaging technology in relation to the cost controls of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Sevices (CMS). It mentions that CMS issues national coverage determinations (NCDs) for new technologies including computerized tomography, scans and positron emission tomography scans. The article also states that many hospitals and practices are hoping that teleradiology will drive down costs while improving patient and physician satisfaction.


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