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Diagnostic Imaging

GAO Reports Self-Referrals for Imaging Are Costly: Part II

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

During the fiscal year of 2010, self-referrals amounted to over $109 million dollars in extra payments from Medicare, which equates to approximately 400,000 diagnostic imaging examinations for seemingly arbitrary purposes.

Why Diagnosis Is the Key to Your Health -- And the Health of the Nation

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

When you go to the doctor, you want to find out what's wrong and how you can get better. In modern-day America, though, what you will get are tests to "rule out" problems rather than figure out what you actually have.

GAO Reports Self-Referrals for Imaging Are Costly

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Self-referral leads to more images, more treatment, more surgeries, etc., and contributes to the escalation in the unsustainable rising health-care costs. It is a vicious cycle. So why not just eliminate self-referral?

Expert Imaging Leads to Expert Diagnosis

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Collaboration amongst physician specialists and radiologists (imaging specialists) increases speed to diagnosis and provides the best protection and safety in image acquisition.