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  • 09.19.11

    ACR urges ‘supercommittee’ to spare imaging from budget cuts

    DotMed | Brendon Nafziger

    The American College of Radiology asked the so-called supercommittee, a group of senators and congressmen tasked with slashing $1.2-1.5 trillion from the national budget, to spare imaging in any future Medicare cuts. In a Sept. 13 letter to the committee, a 12-member panel filled equally by Republicans and Democrats, the ACR said advanced imaging (CT, MRI, PET) has unfairly been the main target of Medicare cuts over the past six years. And the scale of the cuts has forced some radiologists to shut their doors.

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