Study Casts Doubt on Savings from Prior Authorization

October 24, 2011

The Moran Company for the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition has released a study which concludes that the attempts to reduce payments for advanced imaging services in Medicare won’t save money.

The analysis said that it’s unlikely the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) would find “meaningful savings” through prior authorization of imaging services. The coalition includes physicians and other providers as well as imaging manufacturers.

While it’s still unclear what the deficit-cutting super committee might look at in Medicare spending, the imaging lobby is taking no chances and has been fighting back against the possibility that imaging reimbursements could be cut.

For more information on the study, please click here.