CMS Proposes Payment Rules for Outpatient Hospital Procedures & Physicians

CMS released proposed rules for 2018 for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Both have a 60-day public comment period. SNMMI has prepared payment rate charts for both rules and will submit comments.

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SNMMI Technologist Section Announces 2017 Award Winners

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS) recognized technologists’ contributions to and work in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Apply Now: 2018 Hyman-Ghesani Global Health Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Hyman-Ghesani RAD-AID SNMMI Global Health Scholarship. Two scholarships ($4,000 each) will be offered for a 10-14 day international visit to Tanzania. Learn more!

SNMMI NEWS

  • July 21, 2017 — Expanded Coverage for Cardiac PET sought for Medicare in Florida
    A joint letter from SNMMI, ASNC and ACC was sent to First Coast Service Options, Medicare's Contractor for Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It recommended expanded coverage for cardiac PET consistent with our recent joint recommendations. (Government Relations News)
  • July 20, 2017 — Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation Grant Opportunities
    NETRF is requesting applications for a new round of scientific and clinical research grants for advancing the treatment of and search for cures to neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The grants, which will take effect in 2018, vary from $50,000 to $1.2 million and fall into three categories: accelerator grants, investigator grants, and pilot project grants. Some are available for as many as four years. (SNMMI News)
  • July 20, 2017 — SNMMI Technologist Section Announces 2017 Award Winners
    The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS) recognized contributions to and work in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, held June 10-14. Several awards ceremonies were held to recognize the valuable role that SNMMI-TS members play in advancing the discipline of nuclear medicine technology. (Press Releases)
  • July 17, 2017 — CMS Proposes 2018 Payment Rules for Outpatient Hospital Procedures and Physicians
    CMS's proposals and an initial assessment of them. (Government Relations News)
  • July 13, 2017 — Reducing the Regulatory Burden - SNMMI Comments to CMS
    In response to the Administration’s request for recommendations on how to reduce the regulatory burden on physicians SNMMI summited the attached letter making several recommendations such as using specialty-specific quality measures and rewarding physicians with additional training and expertise for their work. (Government Relations News)
  • July 13, 2017 — Apply Now for 2018 Hyman-Ghesani RAD-AID SNMMI Global Health Scholarship
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Hyman-Ghesani RAD-AID SNMMI Global Health Scholarship. Two scholarships ($4,000 each) will be offered for a 10-14 day international visit to the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to share imaging protocols, best practices and radiation safety concepts, participate in conferences, and deliver presentations at educational sessions/dinner events. Deadline for applications: December 2017. (SNMMI News)
  • July 10, 2017 — Radiotherapy Dose Increase to PET/CT-Identified Hypoxic NSCLC Lesions Shows Need for New Approaches
    Fluorine-18-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) is a PET radiotracer that is widely used to diagnose hypoxia (insufficient oxygen supply to tissue), and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with FMISO uptake are known to face a poor prognosis. A multicenter French Phase II study featured in the July issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine investigated whether a selective radiotherapy dose increase to tumor areas with significant FMISO uptake in NSCLC patients could improve outcomes. (Press Releases)
  • July 6, 2017 — Novel PET Tracer Detects Small Blood Clots
    Blood clots in veins and arteries can lead to heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism, which are major causes of mortality. In the featured article of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine’s July 2017 issue, German researchers show that targeting GPIIb/IIIa receptors, the key receptor involved in platelet clumping, with a fluorine-18 labeled ligand is a promising approach for diagnostic imaging. (Press Releases)

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