Consequence of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987: elimination of markup for certain diagnostic tests.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 has significantly changed the rules governing the way in which charges must be made to Medicare concerning certain tests, including ultrasound, by a physician who provides these tests by means of an outside supplier. If the physician does not identify the supplier or indicate the amount charged by the supplier for the test, no payment is allowed, and the physician may not bill the beneficiary any amount for the test.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kisslo, J; Millman, D

Published Date

  • September 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 388 - 390

PubMed ID

  • 3078558

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-7317

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0894-7317(88)80016-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States