Apr 7, 2007

Turf wars in radiology: possible remedies for self-referral that could be taken by federal or state governments and payers

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR
David C Levin, Vijay M Rao


The time seems to be ripe for reforms that will address the rapid growth of self-referral in diagnostic imaging by nonradiologist physicians. The authors present a possible course of action containing six elements that federal or state governments and/or payers could take that would assist them in their efforts to control this ubiquitous problem: (1) a legislative ban on self-referral for certain types of imaging, (2) mandatory accreditation and/or site inspections of all imaging facilities, (3) the limitation of imaging privileges among nonradiologists, (4) the required precertification of all self-referred imaging examinations, (5) the auditing of records of physicians who self-refer, and (6) certificate-of-need laws.

  • References10
  • Citations8


Mentioned in this Paper

Imaging Studies
Federal Government
State Government
Radiology Studies
Mammography, Female
Reimbursement Mechanisms
Radiographic Imaging Procedure
Blindness, Cortical
Diagnostic Radiologic Examination
Radiology Specialty

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinomas account for >90% of all tumors in the head and neck region. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma incidence has increased dramatically recently with little improvement in patient outcomes. Here is the latest research on this aggressive malignancy.

Signaling in Adult Neurogenesis

Neural stem cells play a critical role in the production of neuronal cells in neurogenesis is of great importance. Of interest is the role signalling mechanisms in adult neurogenesis. Discover the latest research on signalling in adult neurogenesis.

Psychiatric Chronotherapy

Psychiatric Chronotherapy considers the circadian rhythm as a major factor for optimizing therapeutic efficacy of psychiatric interventions. Discover the latest research on Psychiatric Chronotherapy here.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

IGA Glomerulonephritis

IgA glomerulonephritis is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly Iimmunoglobin A in the mesangial area. Discover the latest research on IgA glomerulonephritis here.

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) allows the determination of biological macromolecules and their assemblies at a near-atomic resolution. Here is the latest research.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

Related Papers

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR
David C Levin, Vijay M Rao
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR
David C Levin, Vijay M Rao
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Anthony N DeMaria
© 2020 Meta ULC. All rights reserved