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Medicare: Higher Use of Costly Prostate Cancer Treatment by Providers Who Self-Refer Warrants Scrutiny
Medicare: Higher Use of Costly Prostate Cancer Treatment by Providers Who Self-Refer Warrants Scrutiny
 
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By James C. Cosgrove (au)
Year: 2013
Pages: 50
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-4808-7

Product Code: 1457848082

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Questions have been raised about self-referraläó»s role in Medicare Part B expendituresäó» rapid growth. Self-referral occurs when a provider refers patients to entities in which the provider or the provideräó»s family members have a financial interest. Services that can be self- referred under certain circumstances include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), a common and costly treatment for prostate cancer. This report examines (1) trends in the number of and expenditures for prostate cancer-related IMRT services provided by self-referring and non-self-referring provider groups from 2006 through 2010; and (2) how the percentage of prostate cancer patients referred for IMRT may differ on the basis of whether providers self-refer. Tables and figures. This is a print on demand report.

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