Arizona outpatient clinic
A new policy at work requires radiology techs to perform imaging in excess of what the RX requests. If the patient states he/she thinks he/she MIGHT have had a fx in the past (not documented by a licensed provider), we are told to perform more imaging which consequently changes the billing code from the code on the RX. Obviously this is done to bolster revenue.
Most of the patients who require this type of imaging are on medicare/medicaid. Is this fraud? I am worried this could be a lawsuit in the waiting or at least a reason to protect my license.
Thank you so much in advance.