Abstract and Introduction
Payments to radiologists and imaging providers are frequent targets by legislatures and regulators as "pay for" cash pools to divert payments to other health services.[1–3] That bullseye hasn't seemed to budge, as demonstrated by the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule prescribing an estimated 11% reduction to radiology payments. The history and mechanics of this payment reduction are worth exploring, as they may serve as a framework for additional payment reductions.
Appl Radiol. 2021;50(1):28-30. © 2021 Anderson Publishing, Ltd.