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.
CMS revealed details for their newly proposed alternative payment model for radiation oncology on July 10. The American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) believes the model, with adjustments, "will incentivize higher quality, more convenient radiation treatments for patients and support their journey toward a cure."
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Board of Directors announced more research is needed before recommending the removal of gonadal and fetal shielding during x-rays, despite another medical association’s call to end the practice.
Gonzalo Paredes, 63, was convicted of 51 felony counts for his role in the “largest healthcare insurance fraud scheme in the history of San Diego,” which was dubbed Operation Backlash, according to a statement from the San Diego DA.
“Although echocardiography plays an important role in the treatment of many patients with AMI, these findings suggest that a more selective approach may be safe and may reduce costs, particularly at high-use hospitals,” wrote authors of a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
In the most recent episode of the Kaiser Health News podcast “An Arm And A Leg,” host Dan Weissmann sits down with a patient living with brain cancer to learn how she shopped around for low cost brain MRIs, ultimately saving hundreds each year.