To improve cardiovascular outcomes through image-guided patient management.
CMS Releases Details of New Medicare Physician Payment System This afternoon, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the much-anticipated proposed regulations that will govern implementation of the new Medicare physician payment system that replaces the sustainable growth rate formula repealed by Congress one year ago. The new system offers physicians two pathways for Medicare payment beginning in 2019: the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or participation in an alternative payment model (APM). CMS' proposed rule details how current CMS initiatives, including the Physician Quality Reporting System, the physician value-modifier, and electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use, will be streamlined and incorporated in the MIPS. The rule also establishes incentives for participation in certain APMs and includes proposed criteria for use by the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee in making comments and recommendations on physician-focused payment models (PFPMs). Even though the financial effects of the new physician payment system will not be felt until 2019, as with past CMS reporting programs, MIPS scores will be based upon the care a physician, or other eligible clinician, delivers in 2017 (January 1 — December 31).
On March 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed Part B drug payment model designed to test whether alternative drug payment designs will lead to a reduction in Medicare expenditures. The Part B drug payment model would include all Part B drugs and, like the recently launched Medicare hip and knee bundled payment model, would be mandatory.
The time is right. Let's THINK BIG in the field of nuclear cardiology and molecular imaging. The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has been a great supporter of clinical and technological innovations and advances in nuclear cardiology since its inception. It is our goal to further establish ASNC as the "INNOVATION INCUBATOR." When ASNC's Board of Directors met recently to develop new strategic goals and refine the organization's vision for the future, they realized ASNC needed to build on its earlier support of Wintergreen Technology & Research Summits and convening industry/scientists in think tank-style events. With that in mind, ASNC is proud to announce an exciting new initiative - the Nuclear Cardiology Choosing Wisely Challenge, an incentive-based prize competition to foster and showcase novel approaches, technologies, and processes in nuclear cardiology.
ASNC offers convenient and effective online CME/CE activities such as:
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology CME articles
Self-Assessment modules in our NCKSAP
Meetings on Demand(MOD's)
Educational modules developed specifically for technologists
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