Association and Trends in Medicare Denials and Utilization for Brain CT: Indirect Impacts by Targeted Policy Intervention?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Twenty-five years of annual Medicare Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary (PSPS) Master File data were used to assess trends in normalized volume and claim denial rates for brain computerized tomography. Alongside growth in utilization of brain computerized tomography (services, denial rates, fell from 1999-2005 and with relatively leveled growth and less denial rate volatility thereafter. More recent trends in denial rates may be related to policy interventions initially aimed at cost and volume reduction.

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Cited Authors

  • French, RJ; Hirsch, J; Hemingway, J; Hughes, DR; Lerebours, R; Luo, S; Allen, BC; Duszak, R; Rosman, DA

Published Date

  • 2023

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 34

PubMed ID

  • 35999142

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-6302

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2022.07.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States