Figure 6: Potential Savings under Alternative Scenario for Self-Referring Providers, 2010
This image is excerpted from a U.S. GAO report:
MEDICARE: Higher Use of Advanced Imaging Services by Providers Who Self-Refer Costing Medicare Millions
Note: We included imaging expenditures for those specialties that had at least 1,000 self-referring providers. Overall, specialties that met these criteria referred approximately 66 percent of self-referred MRI services and approximately 81 percent of self-referred CT services. Under the alternative scenario, we calculated expenditures for services as if self-referring providers referred MRI and CT services at the same rate as non-self-referring providers of the same specialty and practice size in 2010.