Tuesday, July 29, 2008

AHIP Diagnostic Imaging Study

AHIP, the managed care industry's trade association, announced today that
A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report documents a
dramatic surge in the use of high tech imaging under Medicare Part B,
with rapid growth in spending, and draws attention to a substantial
variation in the use of services across regions that suggests not all
utilization is necessary or appropriate. Today, America’s Health
Insurance Plans (AHIP) released “Ensuring Quality through Appropriate
Use of Diagnostic Imaging,” a white paper that supports these findings
and highlights health plan strategies that are working to address the
quality, patient safety, and cost issues that our nation faces in the
use of high tech imaging.

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