Sunday, September 24, 2006

Americans For Responsible Imaging

Have you had a CAT scan in your doctor's office? How about an MRI or a PET? Did your doctor talk you out of going to the hospital for your test? Have you had multiple scans in your doctor's office?

Some doctors who own imaging equipment in their offices are abusing the American Healthcare system, extracting up to $16 Billion per year in unnecessary scanning revenue. Studies show that doctors who profit from scaning in their offices order from two to eight times as many exams as they would otherwise. This practice is hurting all of us by sending healthcare costs and insurance premiums spiraling out of control.

You can make a difference. Insist on having your study done in a hospital or an independent imaging center, where no one profits from self-referral. It's your life, your body, and your money.


Anonymous said...

Excellent site.

Ron A. Dawson, MD said...

Since September of 2006, Harold, the test of time has not proven you wrong. I bet hundreds more cars, boats and McMansions could be added to your list. Self referrers are still laughing all the way to the bank and the amounts of imaging tests and in office machinery is increasing exponentially.

Patients are lining up like rats behind the Pied Piper in supporting these self referring schemes. Insurance companies still seem willing to throw money at these guys. And the government....