Caveat regarding CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems incidental adrenal nodule measure
Joseph HolmanRoberto SalvatoriElliot K. FishmanPamela T. Johnson
Current Medicare MIP measures encourage radiologists not to recommend follow-up for ≤ 1 cm adrenal nodules. However, a radiologist may be the first to discover a small, subclinical pheochromocytoma. As such, recognition of the enhancement pattern of pheochromocytoma is important to ensure detection and properly guide management, which begins with clinical and laboratory assessment for elevated catecholamines.