Imaging Centers

September 14, 2010 2:27 PM | Posted by Ellen Layton | Permalink

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently addressed a creative solution to a mounting problem for imaging centers and hospitals. In recent years, private payors have increased the administrative burden on imaging centers by requiring pre-authorization for a growing number of diagnostic tests. This requires additional phone calls and paperwork as well as close communication among referring physicians, patients, payors, and imaging providers. Imaging providers bear the risk for any mistakes or miscommunications because their payments are likely to be denied if pre-authorization rules are not followed precisely.

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