Surge in Users of Virtual Colonoscopy

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 6, 2011 at 10:05 PM General Health News
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Despite huge differences in the reimbursement of virtual colonoscopy, its use has gone up three times.
 Surge in Users of Virtual Colonoscopy
Surge in Users of Virtual Colonoscopy
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Reimbursement claims for diagnostic VC scans went up from 3,660 to 10,802 between 2005 and 2008, according to a recent paper published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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Computed tomography colonography also witnessed a rise in denial rates. Nearly 70% of the claims in 2005 were rejected.

"Although a reduction in national denial rates from 70 percent to 43 percent reflects considerable early progress, when contrasted with denial rates of just 4 percent for established technologies such as abdominal CT, opportunities clearly exist for further improvements in patient access through ongoing expansion of coverage," wrote the researchers.



Source: Medindia
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