Physicians

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SNMMI 2018 Future Leaders Academy

The SNMMI Future Leaders Academy is the most recent addition to the SNMMI leadership development strategy. The SNMMI Future Leaders Academy training focuses on setting a clear plan for increasing leadership abilities by developing the necessary skills and organizational expertise to enhance performance and ultimately evolve into a leader both within the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community and the society.

The academy will also help you to gain knowledge in fundamental leadership techniques from professionally recognized leadership groups and current SNMMI leaders.

Learn more about the Future Leaders Academy HERE.  

The Future Leaders Academy will be held January 25-28, 2018 in conjunction with the SNMMI Mid-Winter Meeting in Orlando, FL. By submitting an application you are affirming your availability on these dates and your willingness to attend the academy. If accepted, it is preferred that you make arrangements to stay for the entire Mid-Winter Meeting.  

All applications must be received by September 1, 2017, 5:00 pm (ET) 

Procedure Standards

Procedure standards help identify elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, while simultaneously controlling costs. Use of standardized procedures will increase the applicability of clinical research among multiple institutions, in turn, increasing the value of research studies, particularly in the field of technology assessment. SNMMI offers procedure standards in the following areas:

Cardiovascular System
Endocrine System
Gastrointestinal System
Genitourinary System
General
Infection and Inflammation

Skeletal System
Central Nervous System
Oncology
Pediatric
Pulmonary System
Therapy
EANM Guidelines
Collaborative Guidelines
Retired Guidelines
Guidelines Available for Public Comment

Coding and Reimbursement

The most up-to-date and comprehensive source for nuclear medicine coding and reimbursement information on the web. Please note that ALL information and materials within the SNMMI Coding Corner are direct products of the SNMMI Coding and Reimbursement Working Group.

For Hospitals (APCs, IPPS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for hospitals.

For Private Practices (RBRVS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for professionals in private practices.

Coding and Reimbursement Q&A This easy to use feature contains over 100 questions and answers related to topics such as cardiac, endocrine, neurology, nuclear medicine-related drugs, oncology, PET, PET/CT, radiopharmaceuticals, and more!

IDEAS Study Webinars and Resources

SNMMI offers a number of free resources on the Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, including free on-demand webinars:

 
On-Demand Free Webinars


Want more information about the IDEAS Study?

PET facilities that would like to join the study as imaging sites may apply for participation at www.ideas-study.org using the Login/Register portal.

Participating physicians may enroll eligible patients using the same portal. Background on the study, requirements for participation and a set of frequently asked questions are available on the IDEAS website.

 

Access SNMMI's IDEAS Study Free Resources

Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a comprehensive programs to assess the ongoing competence of physician specialists and their ability to provide quality health care in six general competencies:

 • Medical knowledge
 • Patient care
 • Interpersonal and communication skills
 • Professionalism
 • Practice-based learning and improvements
 • System-based practice
 
In the past, the certification process required successful completion of an approved educational program, an unrestricted medical license as evidence of professional standing, and passing the certification examination. Now nuclear medicine professionals can no longer simply take an exam to renew a certificate; lifelong learning must be documented.
 
The American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) MOC program is a process designed to document that nuclear medicine physicians maintain the necessary competencies to provide quality patient care in nuclear medicine. It is now an ongoing process and will require the assessment and improvement of practice performance by nuclear medicine physicians, as well as other physician specialists who wish to be certified, and/or maintain their certification, in nuclear medicine.

SNMMI Educational Programs for Physicians

New Member Benefit! Free Journal SAMs. 

Complimentary Journal SAM access is now available exclusively for SNMMI Members. Take advantage of this great new benefit and meet your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II Self Assessment program requirements.

View Journal SAMs 

Educational Programs for Physicians

SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of physicians, as well as providing opportunities to satisfy continuing medical education (CME) requirements, including Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.

 

 

 

  • July 20, 2017Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation Grant Opportunities

    NETRF is requesting applications for a new round of scientific and clinical research grants for advancing the treatment of and search for cures to neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The grants, which will take effect in 2018, vary from $50,000 to $1.2 million and fall into three categories: accelerator grants, investigator grants, and pilot project grants. Some are available for as many as four years.
    (SNMMI News)

  • July 20, 2017SNMMI Technologist Section Announces 2017 Award Winners

    The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS) recognized contributions to and work in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, held June 10-14. Several awards ceremonies were held to recognize the valuable role that SNMMI-TS members play in advancing the discipline of nuclear medicine technology.
    (Press Release)

  • July 19, 2017Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

    Findings, reported Wednesday, mark a first peek at a huge study under way to help determine if Medicare should start paying for specialized PET scans that find a hallmark of Alzheimer's — a sticky plaque called amyloid.For now, in addition to people who qualify for the IDEAS study, the Alzheimer's Association and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging say unusually young dementia patients, younger than 65, also might be candidates for a PET scan. The scans shouldn't be used as a screening tool for people without symptoms or who worry they're at risk. Nor are they for people who can be diagnosed by standard means, or to determine disease severity.
    (SNMMI in the News)

  • July 17, 2017CMS Proposes 2018 Payment Rules for Outpatient Hospital Procedures and Physicians

    CMS's proposals and an initial assessment of them.
    (Government Relations News)

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SNMMI 2017 Virtual Products

Access research presentations and popular sessions from the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting! Learn more.

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