Physician-owned imaging centers eluding the aim of the Sunshine Act?

A nonprofit news site based in Minnesota has taken a look at the state of the Sunshine Act—which mandated transparency in healthcare providers’ financial interests—and called out physician-owned imaging centers as an example of entities benefiting by “serious gaps” in the 2010 law.

Quoting independent journalist Jeanne Lenzer, the MinnPost underscores:

“[P]hysician ownership of imaging facilities, specialty clinics or hospitals does not have to be reported, even though evidence from several studies shows that doctors who have financial interests in imaging facilities order substantially more imaging procedures than their peers and refer well insured patients to their own facilities.”

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