Efforts to Address the Problem of Physician Self-Referral
Iglehart, John K.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1991 Dec 19; 325(25): 1820-1824.
...Three developments reflect the concern of government and medical organizations about some of the directions in which the rapidly changing health care system is moving. First, congressional testimony has been taken on a new report commissioned by the Florida legislature, which asserts that medical costs and use of services are well above average in free-standing clinical laboratories, diagnostic-imaging centers, and physical-therapy clinics owned by physicians who "self-refer," or send their own patients for tests or treatment. Second, a law will be implemented January 1, 1992, that prohibits physicians who own, invest in, or have certain compensation arrangements with clinical laboratories from referring Medicare patients to those facilities for laboratory tests. Third, a final rule has been published in the
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Iglehart, John K. (1991-12-19)...Three developments reflect the concern of government and medical organizations about some of the directions in which the rapidly changing health care system is moving. First, congressional testimony has been taken on a ...