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Archive November 2016

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Dr. Raymond Russell, III, to Be Inducted as ASNC's 24th President

On Jan. 1, 2017, Raymond Russell, III, MD, PhD, FASNC, will be installed as ASNC’s 2017 president. Dr. Russell is associate professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI. He is program director of the cardiology fellowship at Brown as well as the director of both Nuclear Cardiology and Cardio-Oncology for the Cardiovascular Institute of Lifespan, which includes Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital. He is active in the clinical and educational missions of the Cardiovascular Institute.

ASNC, IAC and SNMMI Call for Field to Focus on Radiation Dose Optimization in Nuclear Cardiology

Working in concert, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the IntersocietalAccreditation Commission (IAC)’s Nuclear/PET accreditation division and the Society of Nuclear Medicine inMolecular Imaging (SNMMI) are mandating optimized radiation doses in conjunction with the nuclear cardiology studies (i.e., myocardial perfusion imaging) performed throughout the United States and beyond. 

Youngest Person to Present at Annual Conference takes 2nd Place in YIA

Aditya Shekhar, the youngest person to present at an ASNC annual conference, took 2nd place in the 2016 Young Investigator's Competition and was recognized by his school in an inspiring article
"This experience only further solidifies advice I was given when I started down this road: anyone with a well-executed idea can make a difference in the world!"

CMS releases 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule

On November 1, 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2017 OPPS Final Rule. The OPPS fee schedule increase factor for CY 2017 is 1.65%. 

2017 Fee Schedule Released: CMS Finalizes Major Components of AUC Program

November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final 2017 payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).  Payment rates and policies set forth in these rules are effective Jan. 1, 2017.