Reimbursement Penalty Coming for Analog X-ray: Will Your Facility Be Ready?
Beginning in January 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will enforce new reimbursement penalties on all outpatient x-rays performed on film-based systems.
In 2018, the penalty expands to include Computed Radiography (CR).
The new differential payment policy makes it clear:
CMS is incenting healthcare providers to treat patients with the latest technology by converting to fully digital x-ray systems.
Will your facility be ready?
Over 4 years, CMS reductions amount to $164,000 for an average facility.
A Siemens Fusion digital one-detector system is paid for in that time.