ASNC Attends and Submits Testimony for June 8, 2012 Congressional Hearing
On Friday, June 8, 2012, ASNC staff attended a congressional hearing related to the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2011 (CARE Act). ASNC also wrote a letter in support of the bill that was submitted as testimony and thus entered into the official record. The CARE Act would require institutions and health care providers that participate in the Medicare program to employ technical personnel providing, planning and delivering all medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments to meet or exceed minimum education and credentialing standards set by accrediting bodies designated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ASNC understands the importance of establishing clear standards to promote ongoing professional development as the field of nuclear cardiology evolves. Furthermore, ASNC supports the important objectives of the CARE Act to ensure that medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments are safer and more accurate, which will help to reduce duplicative services and lower costs. It is our hope that Congress will take swift action to enact the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2011 (CARE Act).
For the official transcript of the hearing, please visit the House Energy & Commerce Committee site here.