Capital Sensitivity is the term the Federal Dept of Health & Aging is using to described new rules relating to the age of Diagnostic Imaging Equipment. In essence, the Government will reduce rebates by half for studies done with equipment over a certain age per the table below.
|Maximum extended life age (including 5 year extension
|Ultrasound||5 years||10 years||15 years|
|OPG||15 years||15 years||20 years|
|Mammography||7 years||10 years||15 years|
|Fluoroscopy||15 years||15 years||20 years|
|X-ray||15 years||15 years||20 years|
|10 years||10 years||15 years|
|MRI||7 years||10 years||15 years|
Many of the questions about this change are addressed on the link below, but some details will be ironed out in fiscal 11-12.