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Imaging advocates pull off major healthcare reform coup

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- The possibility that radiologists will score a major victory in healthcare reform legislation grew stronger this week with the endorsement of a proposal to link physicians' pay to the use of appropriateness criteria in the ordering of imaging studies. The last-minute addition to the Senate Finance Committee reform bill was approved by the panel Oct. 13 and will be debated with the rest of the reform bill on the Senate floor, mostly likely this week. "This is an effort to start looking at the appropriate utilization of imaging as opposed to just constantly attacking its reimbursement level," said Cynthia R. Moran, assistant executive director for government relations and economic policy at the American College of Radiology, in an interview with Diagnostic Imaging.

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