Archive August 2019

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ACC, ACNM, ASNC, CAA and SNMMI Respond Strongly to Myocardial PET Cuts

Alarming proposals updating payment inputs for myocardial PET that could lead to technical component payment reductions as high as 80 percent for some services, were included in the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2020. These revisions result from updates to the CPT® codes used to report these services and review of the direct practice expense inputs that inform the calculation for the technical component payment.

Last Chance to Save! ASNC2019 Discounted Room Rates End Saturday, Aug. 17!

Hurry! Time is running out! Take advantage of special hotel room discounts at the spectacular ASNC2019 meeting venue, the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile. Make your hotel reservations by Saturday, Aug. 17 through the ASNC Housing Bureau, and you’ll save up to 30 percent on your stay at this four-star hotel.

Last Chance to Apply! Be A Part of the Future Leaders of Nuclear Cardiology Program; Deadline is this Sat. Aug. 31

Calling All Fellows-in-Training! Don't miss your chance to be a part of ASNC's new program! Future Leaders of Nuclear Cardiology is a one-and-a-half-day program that leverages ASNC’s Learn-Network-Lead approach to supporting the career aspirations of young cardiologists. Those who are selected will receive Free Registration and Paid Expenses! Hurry! Applications are due this Saturday, August 31 at MIDNIGHT (EST)!

Grab a Ringside Seat at ASNC2019-Where Debates Deliver Substance & Showmanship

Ready for a real debate, where the outcomes will actually impact your decision-making? Clinical decision-making, that is. ASNC2019 is teeing up showdowns that will put the hyped political debates to shame. 

In the News: Media Cite ASNC's Cardiac Amyloidosis Resources

Now on Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC), a new, in-depth feature that details how to diagnose cardiac amyloidosis cardiomyopathy using 99mTc-PYP imaging. Authored by Christopher A. Hanson, MD, and Jamieson M. Bourque, MD, MHS, “Nuclear Scintigraphy for Cardiac Amyloidosis Assessment in Current Clinical Practice” 

ASE Certifies Software Vendor, Streamlining Data Entry for ImageGuide® Registry

ASNC’s registry partner, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), has certified image management firm Digisonics as a software reporting vendor for the ImageGuideEcho TM module.

Cast Your Vote: Who Will Win the ASNC 2019 Choosing Wisely Challenge?

At ASNC2019 in Chicago, three nuclear cardiologists who made it to the final round of ASNC’s Choosing Wisely® Challenge will face-off in a competition for cash prizes and career-building opportunities.