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ACNM Government Relations Areas of Focus

  • Representation of nuclear physician's interests before Congress and federal regulatory bodies
  • Monthly government affairs reports
  • Electronic issue alerts
  • FDA activities with respect to review and approval of radiopharmaceuticals
  • NRC quality assurance activities
  • Efforts to influence federal funding for nuclear medicine research
  • Educational and training requirements for NRC licensure
  • Nuclear medicine political action committee

Breaking News

ACNM relays concern about Executive Order 13769, suspending the entry of alien nationals from seven countries, to the US President.  Read ACNM's letter to the president.

ACNM responds to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Draft Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses (NRC-2016-0122), questioning the utility of the proposed revision.  Read ACNM's response.

Latest News

  • September 30, 2020SNMMI Comments on 2021 MPFS Proposed Rule
    On Monday, August 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. Though SNMMI agrees with the adoption of the new evaluation and management (E/M) coding structure recommended by the American Medical Association (AMA), this will result in significant payment reductions to nuclear medicine (~8%) and radiology (~11%) services unless the government removes the budget neutrality requirements.
  • September 29, 2020NRC Requests Comments on Additional Rulemaking for Extravasations
    On September 15th, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested comment from the public on whether additional rulemaking is needed to require reporting of certain nuclear medicine injection extravasations as medical events.
  • September 21, 2020NCCI Agrees with SNMMI's Proposed Changes to PTP Edit Errors
    Due to SNMMI's diligence, CMS' National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) confirmed that its proposed Procedure to Procedure (PTP) edits for several of the new and revised CPT codes (effective January 1, 2020) will be corrected.
  • September 19, 2020NRC Considering Regulatory Relief for Training for Imaging and Localization Studies
    SNMMI along with ASNC, ASTRO and ACR received a response from the NRC regarding their request for regulatory relief for training for imaging and localization studies during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
  • September 17, 2020SNMMI and Partners Host Congressional Briefing on the Groundbreaking Potential of Radiopharmaceuticals in Oncology and Need for Expanded Patient Access
    Yesterday, SNMMI and its coalition partners, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) and Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (CORAR) hosted a virtual briefing for Capitol Hill staff yesterday with leading physicians to discuss the extraordinary and growing impact of positron emission tomography (PET) and nuclear medicine in cancer treatment, as well as the importance of expanding patient access to these drugs through passage of the Medicare Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutical Payment Equity Act of 2019 (H.R. 3772).
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