Archive April 2024

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ADVOCACY UPDATE: ACMUI Announces Timeline for Rulemaking on Rb-82 Generators and Emerging Medical Technologies

At the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Advisory Council on the Medical Use of Isotopes (NRC ACMUI) meeting held last week, Medical Radiation Safety Team Leader Celimar Valentin-Rodriguez, PhD, shared details about the NRC’s timeline for rulemaking related to Rb-82 generators and emerging medical technologies.


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AUC MANDATE NEWS: Drop AUC Consultation Information from Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims, CMS Says

Throughout the nearly nine years since the Protecting Access to Medicare Act established the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Program for advanced diagnostic imaging, ASNC has been a vocal opponent of the program and led a coalition of medical societies that fought the administratively burdensome program. In the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, the AUC Program was paused and all of its regulations were rescinded. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has informed providers and suppliers that they should no longer include AUC consultation information on Medicare fee-for-service claims. 


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