Healthcare Economics & Policy

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is asking for comments on its proposed revision to be submitted by Aug. 26.

Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) in 2014 with the intent of reducing expensive, unnecessary imaging orders. Five years later, the legislation is set to enter a testing period, with CMS still undecided on when penalties will begin. A new investigation published by NPR asks if the delays have had an impact on patients.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) are teaming up to create a medical 3D printing clinical data registry to demonstrate the growing value of the printing technology.

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a statement recommending against screening for pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic adults.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) voiced their support for recent legislation that seeks to improve patient-access to radiopharmaceuticals in an Aug. 1 statement.

The U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a five-year $47 million grant to the University of California, Berkeley to incorporate imaging into an ongoing study investigating whether lifestyle changes can help protect against dementia.

“For radiologists, who generally perform routine activities, involvement in clinical trials increases their workload and raises human resources issues at hospitals which are already running chronic medical deficits,” wrote authors of a new study published in the European Journal of Radiology.

U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), along with numerous other members of Congress, addressed a letter to the Military Health System (MHS) urging its leadership to provide DBT coverage to TRICARE health beneficiaries.

Reps. Paul Ruiz (D-Calif.) and Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) added an independent dispute resolution amendment to the No Surprises Act, a move the American College of Radiology described as a "crucial step" toward resolving surprise medical billing.

After looking at more than 12,500 preventative office visits included in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, researchers reported that the rate of screening breast ultrasound ordering by physicians has remained low.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has expressed “serious concerns” with the No Surprises Act— legislation geared toward ending surprise medical bills, in a July 16 statement.

Industry leaders, including the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), hosted a Capitol Hill Briefing July 17, to discuss a bipartisan bill that would expand patient access to diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals.