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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Physician services and ambulatory surgical centers (3)

Physician services and ambulatory surgical centers (3)

February 26, 2009

The Congress should direct the Secretary to increase the equipment use standard for expensive imaging machines from 25 hours to 45 hours per week. This change should redistribute relative value units from expensive imaging to other physician services.

Topics: Physicians and other health professionals.