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Medicare: Higher Use of Costly Prostate Cancer Treatment by Providers Who Self-Refer Warrants Scrutiny
James C. Cosgrove (au)
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.
Assassin: From Lincoln to Gandhi
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Politician Goes to War: The Civil War Letters of John White Geary
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