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 30, 2014Highlights of SNMMI’s FDA Stakeholder Meeting
    On October 27, 2014, SNMMI hosted a broad stakeholder meeting in Linthicum Heights, Md. The society brought in more than 40 experts from the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging to discuss the current regulatory climate.
  • October 13, 2014Mallinckrodt to Increase Prices
    Mallinckrodt informed customers that, due to some of the significant cost drivers that the nuclear medicine industry is experiencing, they will be increasing prices over the next several years.
  • October 6, 2014Upcoming Freeze on Claims for FDG PET for Solid Tumors
    CMS has announced a temporary processing freeze on claims submitted for FDG PET for Solid Tumors between October 6 and November 10.
  • October 3, 2014CALL TO ACTION - Proposed Changes to TJC Imaging Standards
    The Joint Commission has released Proposed Revisions to Diagnostic Imaging Services, which will change the standards that are essential to nuclear medicine and, if approved, could have a detrimental effect on the industry as a whole.
  • September 17, 2014Update on Kinevac Availability
    Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced that production is moving forward with targeted efforts for Kinevac commercial availability by the end of September.
  • August 20, 2014Upcoming Webinar: Oncologic PET Coding & Reimbursement
    On September 23, 2014, Merlino Health Care Consulting Corp. will hold the webinar "Oncologic PET Coding & Reimbursement, Where Are We Today?"
  • August 13, 2014NTP to Resume Normal Operations
    NTP Radioisotopes has received approval to resume normal operations.
  • July 24, 2014Scheduled NTP Shutdown Moved Up
    Recently, NTP Radioisotopes experienced a minor operational incident at their manufacturing facility, and their Nuclear Regulator instructed them to not proceed with any operation until they had the opportunity to review the situation. NTP moved up their scheduled two week maintenance period to minimize the impact of the current situation.

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