The Clinical Decision-support Mandate: Now What?


Deborah Godes and Eric Zimmerman wrote a McDermott+Consulting report that expressed concern about new federal legislation that they said “will likely set the stage for new controls” on the use of various advanced diagnostic imaging services that are perceived as over-utilized and driving up Medicare costs. With regard to diagnostic imaging, they continued, “It is not hard to imagine Congress extending that requirement [for controls] to compliance with appropriate-use criteria once the mechanisms are established, tested, and proven.” Read the full article