Congress faces pushback over proposed Medicare medical imaging cuts

Congress is facing pressure from a number of patient groups to prevent proposed cuts in Medicare coverage for medical imaging. FDA News reported that several patient advocacy organizations signed onto a Nov. 14 letter to majority and minority leaders in both the House and Senate arguing that the proposed changes, as well as creating separate cost centers for CT and MRI scans, would leave those services without enough reimbursement dollars to cover their actual cost. The group also knocked Congress for already cutting Medicare imaging reimbursement 14 times since 2006, according to the story. Story