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Radiologists Now Dominant Provider of Lumbar Punctures


Objective: To evaluate the national trends in lumbar puncture (LP) procedures with emphasis on roles of specialty groups. Design: Retrospective review of Medicare Physician Supplier Procedure Summary master files from 1991 through 2011. Methods: The examined files contained the following information: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for procedure; codes for region, place of service, and provider specialty; and numbers of procedures. Results: There was a small increase in more...
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