By Julian Pecquet - 07/14/11 05:11 PM EDT
A version of that proposal was included in a list of Medicare cuts that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) took to the White House earlier this week. The list includes prior authorization for high-cost imaging services (saves $1.1 billion over 10 years) and changing calculations for advanced imaging payments (saves $800 million).
The report was authored by former Medicare actuary Roland King and Gerald Donahoe, the former associate director for national economic accounts at the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis. It was requested by the trade group Advanced Medical Technology Association.