There is an effort in Congress to prevent physicians from owning imaging,
physical therapy services and pathology services. This just doesn't
make sense because it hinders access to quality care. If a patient cannot
have these in-house services, there will be scheduling delays, prolonged
waits, the need to travel to other offices.
The prohibition of these services could present significant harm to our
elderly, disabled, poor and military families. It would not be fair to
discriminate against those patients and purposely inconvenience them as
they are some of the most vulnerable in society.
You can make a difference. You can write your congressman and OPPOSE any
change to the in-office ancillary services exception in the Stark Law.
Call your congressman at 202-223-3121