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Department of Veterans Affairs

Reducing unnecessary radiology and lab investigations

Physicians increasingly practice medicine by ordering too many lab and radiology tests. These investigations are very expensive. An effort should be made to incentivize physicians to spend more time talking with and examining patients rather than simply ordering more tests. Therefore,
1. Physicians should have the option of a 30 minute visit instead of a 20 minute visit if medically appropriate.
2. Physicians should... more »



Department of Health and Human Services - IMB

lower medicare costs via new requirements for lab testing

My experience with my mother's interaction with doctors while on Medicare is that she would go in, talk to the doctor briefly, and then get labs prescribed, with many tests. Then, she would return two weeks later to go over the test results. The same things happens with my private insurance doctor -- I get a physical, he prescribes labs, and then I get the results, AFTER the physical. If I need to discuss the results,... more »


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