Bill to halt Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction reintroduced in House

Representatives Pete Olson (R-TX), Peter Roskam (R-IL), John Barrow (D-GA) and Betty McCollum (D-MN), along with 38 House cosponsors, have reintroduced the Diagnostic Imaging Services Access Protection Act as HR 846.

As with previous iterations of the bill, HR 846 would stop a 25 percent Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction to Medicare reimbursement for interpretation of advanced diagnostic imaging scans performed on the same patient, in the same session.

The American College of Radiology issued a statement Feb. 28 in support of the bill, arguing the growth in imaging costs has slowed and cuts are unnecessary.