Extra Services Ordered (Lab too) Mean Costlier Medicare - Feds to study

Medicare officials said Thursday that they would study the necessity of extra tests and services being ordered by doctors, a trend leading to a rapid growth in premiums for patients. Mark McClellan, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said patients are visiting doctors more often and undergoing more, sometimes-costly tests such as MRIs, which provide detailed pictures of the brain.

Yahoo! News - Extra Services May Mean Costlier Medicare

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