Anthem’s new outpatient imaging policy likely to hit hospitals’ bottom line

From Modern Healthcare by Shelby Livingston

“In what may be the first strike in a battle over what healthcare services should be provided in a hospital, Blues giant Anthem will no longer pay for MRIs and CT scans performed on an outpatient basis in hospitals across the country. As healthcare costs continue to rise, Indianapolis-based Anthem, which is run by a former health system CEO, is taking aim at a service that can be far more expensive in a hospital than in a free-standing imaging center.”

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