Medicare’s rules on supervision of diagnostic imaging

By Mary LeGrand, RN, MA, CCS-P, CPC

Orthopaedic surgeons and their billing staff typically pay careful attention to Medicare’s incident-to-billing rules. But they often aren’t as well informed on Medicare’s rules for supervision of diagnostic testing.

Some practices confuse the two sets of rules, despite the differences between them. This article focuses on supervision of diagnostic imaging most commonly done in orthopaedic practices.

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