Issues & Advocacy

SNMMI's mission with regard to health policy and regulatory affairs is to enhance its credibility, advance its issues, and through leadership become a valued partner among public policy stakeholders.


  • October 6, 20152nd Call to Action: Nuclear Medicine Reimbursement
    You still have time to email your members of Congress. Please urge them to sign the Congressional letters circulating in the House and the Senate regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital 2016 proposed rule for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) no later than Wednesday, October 7. We need to act quickly to make a strong impact in favor of change.
  • October 1, 2015SNMMI's 2015 Patient Advocacy Hill Day
    On Monday, September 28, 2015, SNMMI, patient advocates, and members of the Patient Advocacy Advisory Board, met with 42 Congressional offices for SNMMI's 2015 Patient Hill Day.
  • September 29, 2015CMS News: MACRA - New Opportunities
    CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) to seek public comment related to new provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
  • September 29, 2015Call to Action: Nuclear Medicine Reimbursement
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes to the nuclear medicine Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) in its 2016 proposed rule for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) believes the proposed rule will exacerbate an already existing nuclear medicine reimbursement problem that is impacting patient access and innovation.
  • August 31, 2015ACNM and SNMMI Call for Abstracts
    The American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) and SNMMI are now accepting abstracts for the ACNM Annual Meeting and SNMMI 2016 Mid-Winter Meeting—January 28-31, 2016 in Orlando, FL.
  • August 26, 2015SNMMI Submits Comments to CMS Regarding CY 2016 Proposed Rules for HOPPS and MPFS
    On Wednesday, August 26, SNMMI submitted comments to CMS on the CY 2016 Proposed Rules for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).
  • July 31, 2015SBIR Funding Opportunity
    The National Cancer Institute’s SBIR Development Center recently announced new contract funding opportunities in a range of novel technology areas including molecularly targeted radiation therapy (TRT) for cancer treatment.
  • July 7, 2015CMS & AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Prepare For ICD-10
    On July 6, CMS and the AMA announced efforts to help providers prepare to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding.

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Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs Newsletter, September/October 2015

This issue highlights the society's comments to the CMS 2016 Proposed rules, SNMMI's reimbursement efforts, and comments on a recent study on health risks and radionuclides.