Policy

ACR members have sent more than 1,300 emails to members of Congress, imploring them to quash a controversial change that would dramatically cut doc pay. 

Those in support of the MCIT proposal called the administration's decision a "major setback" in efforts to bring innovation to seniors sooner. 

CMS finalized the MCIT proposal in January ahead of the White House changeover and had planned to implement it in December. 

Hoffman Imaging & Medical Center reportedly let its mammography accreditation lapse in October 2019 but continued to deliver exams anyway, the FDA said Friday. 

A coalition of 16-plus medical groups, representing radiology and other specialities, has formed to oppose the clinical labor wage update. 

Physician groups such as the Society of Interventional Radiology and American Medical Association previously voiced support for such mandates. 

Payments for some office-based services are slated to fall 20%, potentially devastating private groups, experts said recently. 

The No Surprises Act is slated to take effect on Jan. 1, but imaging advocates believe providers and payers need another year to comply with the mandate. 

Failure to act could lead to further retirements, office closures or reduced staffing, MD Reps. Ami Bera and Larry Bucshon wrote to House leaders. 

The Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act has divided members of the specialty, with some arguing that RAs could help free up physicians to concentrate on complex or urgent cases. 

The agency was set to start requiring physicians to work with payers to provide an upfront "explanation of benefits," but will hold off on the change following a backlash. 

Congressmen highlighted a planned wage increase for clinical labor that will spell 20% reductions elsewhere, due to budget neutrality. 

Around the web

Two different companies announced that they are recalling all lots of the medication. 

CardioSmart, an online resource for both patients and clinicians, has a new editor. 

The funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan resources for providers who treat Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare patients.

   
   
   
   
   
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