ASNC Policy & Advocacy Initiatives
Through the support of its members, ASNC’s legislative advocacy efforts have brought the concerns and issues of the field of nuclear cardiology to government agencies and to Congress. It takes a Society and its members to make a difference. Your membership is critical to being heard in Washington. Help ASNC advocate on behalf of nuclear cardiology professionals and their patients — join or renew your ASNC membership today!

ASNC, Partner Groups Submit Comments on Cardiac PET Reimbursement to CMS

On February 10th, ASNC, SNMMI, and ACC submitted a joint letter to CMS as part of an ongoing effort to ensure fair and accurate payment for PET services. The groups’ comments focus on providing additional information to correct direct practice expense inputs and how societies may be able to provide more comprehensive information on indirect costs for practice expense. The associations recommended the status quo of contractor pricing until recommendations from a CMS-convened technical expert panel can be analyzed or until acceptable information can be provided. Read the full letter.

Please follow the links below to learn more about ASNC’s policy and advocacy efforts, and to find out about important legislative and regulatory issues in nuclear cardiology and to contact your legislators about policies and legislation directly impacting cardiovascular imaging.
ASNC’s Advocacy Efforts in Washington:
ASNC’s Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs staff and committee are working hard to support the advancement of the field of nuclear cardiology. By meeting with key legislative offices, responding to legislation with Action Alerts, working hand-in-hand with membership on regulatory issues, and collaborating with other societies on advocacy initiatives, ASNC has addressed such issues as patient access to diagnostic imaging services, Medicare reimbursement, health care reform, medical isotope supply, and coding. ASNC is working for you — in Washington and in other critical areas, including education, research, quality, and guidelines and standards.