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Medicare Payment Proposal For Medical Imaging Triggers Opposition

The Hill: Bipartisan Duo Fights Proposal To Curb Medical Imaging
The top Republican and Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Health panel are pushing back against proposals to curb medical imaging tests paid by Medicare, arguing that they could restrict access to "life-saving medical tools." In a letter to the chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), Reps. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) request that scheduled imaging payment cuts be allowed to go into effect before new restrictions are considered (Pecquet, 5/31). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.