Physician Self-Referrals: Select Analyses of Trends and Issues


Louise Hamilton (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: LAW046000

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Self-referral occurs when a provider refers patients to entities in which the provider or the provider’s family members have a financial interest. Rising Medicare expenditures for PT services have long been of concern, and questions have been raised about the role of self-referral in this growth.

This book examines trends in the number of and expenditures for self-referred and non-self-referred Medicare PT services and how provision of these services differs among providers on the basis of whether they self-refer. It also discusses similar trends in cancer treatments, anatomic pathology services, and advanced imaging services.

(Imprint: Nova)

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