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Dr. Vasvi Singh Wins First ASNC/Pfizer Young Investigator in Cardiac Amyloidosis Research Fellowship Award

ASNC congratulates Vasvi Singh, MD, recipient of the first ASNC/Pfizer Young Investigator in Cardiac Amyloidosis Research Fellowship Award. Please join us at the ASNC2020 Virtual Scientific Session, where Dr. Singh will be presented with $50,000 to support her research proposal, “Screening for Early ATTR Cardiac Amyloidosis by 99mTc-PYP SPECT/CT in Older Adults With HFpEF and Sarcopenia.” 

Virtual Amyloidosis Symposium Draws Clinicians from Around the World

More than 75 learners from across the U.S. and around the world assembled on ASNC's virtual learning platform for Saturday's Motown Virtual Amyloidosis Symposium-Cardiac Amyloidosis 101 to respond  to ASNC's call for collaboration on behalf of cardiac amyloidosis patients, whose condition has been misunderstood and too often misdiagnosed.

AUC Mandate News: CMS Extends AUC Testing Period for 2021

On Aug. 10, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revealed it would extend the “Educational and Operations Testing Period" for the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Program for advanced diagnostic imaging through 2021. As with this year, there will be no payment consequences associated with the AUC program in 2021.

Caring in A Time of Crisis – How APCA is Working to Serve our Community During the Pandemic

Guest Blogger: Catherine Zamarin-Gedney, Global Brand Manager, Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA)

During these unprecedented times, we realize our community of physicians is on the frontlines of caring for others. We want you to know what APCA has already done and will do to help support our Certificants. Over the last several months, we developed new initiatives, made modifications, and provided tools that are intended to ease some of the burden our current and potential Certificants may be experiencing.

Motown Virtual Amyloidosis Symposium Convenes This Saturday, Aug. 15

This is a call for collaboration: Bring Your Region Together to Improve Care for Cardiac Amyloidosis Patients. Please join Karthik Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC, of the Henry Ford Health System, and Aiden Abidov, MD, of Wayne State University School of Medicine, for the Motown Virtual Amyloidosis Symposium
 

Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography: Integrating Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Computed Tomography, and Myocardial Blood Flow Assessment

Guest Bloggers: Emily S. Lau, MD and Sanjay Divakaran, MD, member of the ASNC Social Media Task Force - 

In the era of high value care, the use of cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) is rapidly growing and is fast becoming one of the mainstays of cardiac imaging. Like myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), cardiac PET has been widely adopted by cardiologists to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. PET can aid in the assessment of known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), and can provide information regarding the presence, extent, and severity of CAD.

Advocacy Alert: CMS Releases 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rules.

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