Beginning in 2017, Medicare will reduce the reimbursement for X-rays taken on film (analog machines) by 20%. This reduction impacts the Technical portion only; the reduction does not apply to the professional component.
In 2018 a reduction of 7% will apply to the Technical portion of Computed Radiography (CR) x-rays. This reduction will change to 10% in 2023. If any of these reductions will apply to your x-ray procedures, please notify the billing office prior to the time the reductions will go into effect, as we must alert CMS by use of a modifier appended to the procedure codes.