Self-referral by physicians boosts Medicare imaging costs: GAO

October 31, 2012 — It’s estimated that in 2010, providers who self-referred patients for advanced imaging made about 400,000 more referrals than they would have had they not had a financial interest in the imaging equipment and that these referrals cost the Medicare system an additional $109 million, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The report was requested … Read More

Arm yourself: know your CPT code

Arm yourself with an important piece of information for a medical service — the CPT code. With this code, you can contact multiple providers in order to better compare costs BEFORE you have any service done. Take control. It’s your money. It’s your health care. Say YES and spend LESS at DIS.