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Democrats request GAO to study impact of care, spending
Modern Healthcare

Congressional Democrats are asking the Government Accountability Office to study the impact of patient care and Medicare spending on radiation oncology services provided in physician self-referral arrangements. The physician self-referral law prohibits physicians from referring Medicare patients for imaging services, radiation therapy services and other designated health services to an entity with which the physician or a member of the physician’s immediate family has a financial relationship.