Legislator introduces bill to establish minimum mammo fees

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New House bill might establish minimum mammo fee. Source: Baptist Health  

Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, D-NY, recently introduced the Assure Access to Mammography Act of 2008 (H.R. 5711) into the U.S. House of Representatives, which would create a reimbursement floor for mammography services in 2009, equal to 115 percent of that paid for the services in 2008.

If the bill is implemented, mammography services would be subject to geographic area adjustment in the same manner as for other physicians' services covered under the same Medicare fee schedule section, according to the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The bill, which does not have any co-sponsors to date, was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on Ways and Means.