Battle Looms Over Funding Cuts for MRIs

Jul 17, 2009

USA Today

As Congress debates a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system, a battle is brewing over one provision that could affect the availability of MRIs and other tests, particularly in rural areas.

A coalition of physicians and companies that make medical imaging equipment is lobbying lawmakers to reverse a proposal buried in some versions of health care legislation that would reduce Medicare payments to doctors offering scans in their office.