Foes of the tax applauded the proposed spending bill on Tuesday, Dec. 17, urging lawmakers to “cross the finish line.” 

That’s according to a bombshell new report from the VA Office of the Inspector General, released on Tuesday., Oct. 10. 

"Placing unfettered power in these occurrences in the hands of insurers would impact access to care that neither patients, providers or the government will be happy with," said CEO William Thorwarth, MD. 

Assistant Secretary of Defense Thomas McCaffery recently confirmed this TRICARE change in a letter to members of Congress. 

Almost 900 docs spelled out those qualms in a sharply worded letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders sent Thursday, Dec. 5. 

The “Better and Robust Screening Today Act” would require the Department of Defense to cover digital breast tomosynthesis, the most effective screening tool for diagnosing breast cancer, according to the lawmakers.

The update arrives to coincide with flu season, when providers will start seeing increasing cases of respiratory illnesses. 

Race, income and education “significantly” impacted awareness negatively, signaling the need for better outreach to less-served patient segments, according to the study, published Nov. 19, in the Journal of the American College of Radiology

This slew of changes—aimed at providing more price transparency to consumers—would take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. 

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a Class 1 recall—its most serious such notice—of the Forte Gamma Camera System, worried it could cause serious injury or even death. 

Concerns stem from CMS’ plan to boost reimbursement for care-related Evaluation and Management (E/M) by about $5 billion. 

Two influential U.S. Senate members have united with the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance in a bid to better clarify the difference between servicing and remanufacturing.