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Medicare Imaging Standards Include Payment Penalty
HealthLeaders Media

Healthcare providers are bracing for new Medicare computed tomography (CT) scan standards that are set to go into effect next year.

The new rules, which embrace medical-imaging industry standards and which were adopted under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, include Medicare payment penalties for noncompliance. Starting Jan. 1, 2016, CT scans conducted with noncompliant machinery will take a 5% Medicare payment hit.