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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Today's Globe: imaging firms fight Medicare cuts

Makers of medical imaging equipment are lobbying to overturn Medicare cutbacks after weathering some of the worst sales numbers in recent memory. Congress made the cuts following criticism that some health care providers were performing more tests than necessary simply to boost revenue. But equipment makers such as General Electric Co. and providers of diagnostic tests such as Alliance Imaging Inc. are waging a campaign to convince federal lawmakers that the six-month-old policy is having a negative effect on public health.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:27 AM
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