Policy

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has published an open letter explaining its recent decision to recommend against patient gonadal and fetal shielding during x-ray examinations.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its screening recommendations related to screening, genetic counseling and testing for BRCA-related cancers.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has proposed a new revision to its guidance document designed for patients to read before and after they have been administered radioactive material.

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.

Asymptomatic adults should not be screened for pancreatic cancer, according to a new final recommendation shared by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed new legislation into law that requires insurance companies to cover medically necessary mammograms for women between the ages of 35 and 39.

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 FDA has published a new guidance document focused on making improvements to the overall safety of MR environments and MRI-related medical device labeling.

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.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has cheered the inclusion of a key provision to the No Surprises Act (HR 3630), new legislation designed to address the issue of surprise medical bills.

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.