October 17, 2014
On September 3, The Joint Commission (TJC) released Proposed Revisions to Diagnostic Imaging Services. These revisions would change the standards that are essential to nuclear medicine and, if approved, could have a detrimental effect on the industry as a whole.
TJC’s Proposed Revisions (Standards 19 and 21):
- Would remove technologists certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) from the list of technologists qualified to perform stand-alone diagnostic computed tomography (CT) exams; and
- Could result in problems with being allowed to perform single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) combined with CT and PET combined with CT
SNMMI’s comments to The Joint Committee, which were submitted on October 17, can be found here