Is a Radiologist Required Under Medicaid?
August 2, 2006 9:37 AM Subscribe
Is a radiologist required to be in the office during an MRI, according to Medicaid regulations?
posted by whitebird to health & fitness (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
According to the Medicare National Coverage Determinations Manual, in a hospital setting for a CT scan, you need a "radiologist or other qualified physician...in charge of the procedure," while for a non-hospital health care facility, "the diagnostic procedure must be performed by or under the direct personal supervision of a radiologist or other qualified physician." Do the same rules apply to MRI? Bonus points given for a link to specific Medicaid/Medicare regulations applicable.