January 8th, 2013
Could You Be Accused of Doing Unnecessary PCI?
Richard A. Lange, MD, MBA and L. David Hillis, MD
A recent rash of lawsuits and physician suspensions for “unnecessary PCI” have given many interventionalists pause. Rick Lange and David Hillis ponder the implications of these incidents on clinical practice.
November 8th, 2011
Financial Incentives Increase Use of Stress Tests
Larry Husten, PHD
Following coronary revascularization, patients are more likely to undergo cardiac stress testing if their physician has a financial interest in the test, according to a new study published in JAMA. Bimal Shah and colleagues examined insurance data from 17,847 patients who underwent revascularization, dividing their physicians into three groups: those who billed for technical and professional fees, […]