Archive November 2019

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November Imaging Insights Newsletter

PET & the Power of Advocacy: Takeaways from the 2020 Fee Schedule

The 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), released Nov. 1, 2019, reversed a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal that would have reduced patients’ access to PET services and disrupted cardiology practices. The final PFS reveals that CMS heard the concerns voiced by ASNC, its members and other organizations. 

Save the Date: ASNC2020 Will Be Held Sept. 24-27 in Washington, D.C. 

ASNC2020 Chair Terrence Ruddy, MD, FASNC, of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and Co-chair Piotr Slomka, PhD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, have a vision for the Society’s 25th Annual Scientific Session.

Registration Now Open: Webinar Highlights Key Recommendations in Cardiac Amyloidosis Expert Consensus Document

ASNC Provides Reimbursement Charts Organizing PFS and HOPPS Codes for PET, SPECT in Single Location

Using the recently released 2020 final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS), ASNC’s advocacy team has created several user-friendly charts that highlight relevant payment rates for cardiac PET, SPECT and other services.

New, Must-see Cardiac Amyloidosis Primer Video Now Available on

“How to Process Tc-99m PYP Images for ATTR-CM: A Hands-on Presentation” drew such positive feedback from attendees at ASNC2019 that the Society has teamed up with presenter and cardiac amyloidosis imaging pioneer Sabahat Bokhari, MD, to share the video with an even wider audience. 

ASNC2019 Meeting on Demand - Your 24/7 Educational Powerhouse

Did you miss out on ASNC2019, Nuclear Cardiology’s meeting of the year? Or do you, like many attendees, feel like you barely scratched the surface of the education offered in Chicago? Good news—it’s not too late to tap into ASNC’s educational juggernaut. 

Myocardial PET Spared Drastic Payment Cuts for 2020

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Rules.