Portable X-Ray Ordering by Non-Physicians

Resolution and Position Statements
March 1, 2012

Policy G12

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine work with similarly concerned parties and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to address the apparent limitations of the recent Office of Inspector General interpretation of 42 CFR § 486.106, and to determine a reasonable policy for ordering portable X-rays by designated and appropriately trained providers that meets the needs of the frail population in the long term care continuum while protecting against potential fraud and abuse.