USE OF MEDICAL IMAGING AT VA CENTRAL ALABAMA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM - MONTGOMERY
Acute Care - Veterans Administration in Montgomery, AL 36109
Use of Medical Imaging
VA CENTRAL ALABAMA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM - MONTGOMERY
215 Perry Hill Road Montgomery, AL 36109
Phone: (334) 260-4100
The use of medical imaging measures at Va Central Alabama Healthcare System - Montgomery display information about the quality of outpatient care in the area of imaging tests like mammograms, MRIs and CT scans. The measures on the use of medical imaging help patients identify how often a hospital provides imaging tests under circumstances where they may not be medically appropriate. The medical imaging ratings are based solely on Medicare administrative claims and hospitals do no provide additional information.
A lower percentage in the use of medical imaging test might be an indication of a more efficient use of medical imaging and Medicare resources. This is important because less imaging tests means less exposure to contrast materials or radiation. These measures are only applicable to hospital outpatient departments.