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According to a new study, the percentage of uninsured cancer survivors decreased by 4.7 percentage points after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Eliminating cost sharing for mammography under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulted in an uptick in utilization of preventative cancer screening services by women, according to The New England Journal of Medicine.

The global ultrasound market is poised for a strong 2018 due in part to the expanded use of the imaging modality across medical specialties, along with projected growth in most major markets. Findings were published by Signify Research, an independent supplier of market intelligence to the global healthcare technology industry.

CMS announced a change in its payment policy to make it easier for patients with implantable cardiac devices to receive reimbursement for MRI scans.

Brent Shafer, previously CEO of Philips North America, has been named Cerner's new chief executive and chairman effective Feb. 1.

 

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Study: ACA resulted in fewer uninsured cancer survivors

According to a new study, the percentage of uninsured cancer survivors decreased by 4.7 percentage points after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Elimination of ACA cost sharing fueled growth in mammography utilization

Eliminating cost sharing for mammography under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulted in an uptick in utilization of preventative cancer screening services by women, according to The New England Journal of Medicine.

GAO: Oversight of imported radiological material needs to be improved

On Jan. 12, the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) published a 28-page report on its website that called for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to improve its ability to verify the licenses of imported radiological material.

8 global ultrasound markets poised for strong 2018

The global ultrasound market is poised for a strong 2018 due in part to the expanded use of the imaging modality across medical specialties, along with projected growth in most major markets. Findings were published by Signify Research, an independent supplier of market intelligence to the global healthcare technology industry.

MITA joins AdvaMed, MDMA with letter to Congress urging solution to device tax

The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) joined the Advanced Medical Technical Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) in penning a combined letter to Congress urging a long-term solution to the medical device tax with the tax set to kick in at the end of the month.

CMS to change reimbursement for MRI of implantable devices

CMS announced a change in its payment policy to make it easier for patients with implantable cardiac devices to receive reimbursement for MRI scans.

Former Philips chief Shafer named Cerner’s new CEO, chairman

Brent Shafer, previously CEO of Philips North America, has been named Cerner's new chief executive and chairman effective Feb. 1.

MITA to Congress: Repeal medical device tax before Jan 29

Today, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) sent a letter to members of Congress, urging them to repeal the medical device tax prior to Jan. 29, the date medical device companies are required to resume payments after a two-year suspension.

FDA announces new drafted guidelines for easing regulation on medical device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially announced the availability of newly drafted guidelines that ease the process of regulating medical devices while maintaining the statutory requirements for safety clearance, according to a news release.

RSNA 2017: Is it time to reinvent radiology?

HealthImaging sat down with RSNA President Richard Ehman, MD, to talk about RSNA 2017 and reinventing radiology. 

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