The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) finally goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, meaning advanced imaging orders must be placed using clinical decision support for Medicare to provide a full reimbursement.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has issued a statement in support of new legislation that would change the way key radiopharmaceuticals are bundled by CMS and simplify Medicare billing policies.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has published detailed explanations of how the 2020 Medicare Physician Free Schedule (MPFS) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rules from CMS may impact medical imaging providers.
Members of Congress have urged the Military Health System (MHS) to cover digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for all active and retired military personnel who take part in the TRICARE health insurance program.
Reps. Scott Peters, Bobby L. Rush and George Holding introduced a bipartisan bill this week that would increase patient access to key diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals used to help treat Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and numerous cancers.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has issued a statement sharing “serious concerns” with HR 3630, the No Surprises Act, which is currently scheduled to be considered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Board of Directors has announced that more research is required before it feels comfortable recommending the discontinuation of patient gonadal and fetal shielding during x-rays.