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Monday, August 17, 2015

Private Insurers Withholding Reimbursement For DBT

Radiology Today (8/17, Hardy) reports that breast imagers are facing challenges adapting to three new billing codes for DBT, or 3D mammography, initiated in January. Though “the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) found sufficient evidence of the technology’s effectiveness, many private insurance companies continue to find the modality investigational and thus are not reimbursing.” One of the benefits of DBT is that the images can be analyzed while the patient waits, rather than calling them back on future date. One challenge of DBT is that the image files are much larger, leading to data storage issues. 
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