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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.

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.

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.

The NIH has announced the formation of a five-year, $70 million effort to organize, coordinate and otherwise accelerate new research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

 

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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. 

$70M lined up for new Alzheimer’s research consortium

The NIH has announced the formation of a five-year, $70 million effort to organize, coordinate and otherwise accelerate new research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

RSNA 2017: Emergency rads on the front lines of opioid crisis

The opioid epidemic continues to make headlines as it takes lives across the country. One radiologists sees how the industry can do more to engage patients in this vulnerable population.

Most subspecialist radiologists are generalists most of the time

More than half of U.S. radiologists practice mainly as generalists, yet those who fit this description dedicate, on average, one-third of their work time to a single subspecialty, according to a study conducted by Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute researchers and published online Nov. 27 in Radiology.

RSNA 2017: Is a radiologist the doctor's doctor, the patient's physician—or both?

Should a radiologist be a direct communicator to patients? Should they help physicians diagnose and manage patients? Or can they do both?

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