Good News for Members on CMS PET NCD

November 15, 2019

Due to efforts led by SNMMI and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services agreed that the current National Coverage Decisions (NCDs) for Cardiac PET include quantitative myocardial blood flow. Specifically, after reviewing the NCDs for PET for Myocardial Perfusion and PET for Myocardial Viability, CMS clarified that PET quantitative myocardial blood flow is coverable under these NCDs. SNMMI wishes to thank all members engaged in this effort and will share more information on this update as it becomes available.