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    based on DRG (diagnostic group related) fees. The CT and MRI scans for Medicare inpatients would be done at the hospital's expense.

    There would be a radiologist's charge to read them. The figure of $42 comes to mind. The Medicare Part B patient co-pay would be 20%, or $8.40.

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