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Posted on: 07.02.15 by Digirad

The imaging industry is continually evolving and it’s important to stay informed about the changes that may impact the development, operation, maintenance, and growth of your imaging services. Here are some important developments and updates:

Managing Patient Radiation Burden in Cardiac Imaging

Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) have been the gold standard for non-invasive detection of coronary ischemia and infarcts. However, the high radiation doses patients receive are making some providers think twice before referring their patients for nuclear MPI. Read more

CMS Finalizes Medicare ACO Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The rule aims to encourage the delivery of high-quality care for Medicare beneficiaries and build on the early successes of the program and of the Pioneer accountable care organization (ACO) model. Read more

Open Payments Program Increases Transparency in Health Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Open Payments program collects data from drug and device manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) about payments they make to physicians and teaching hospitals as well as reports physician ownership interests in drug and device manufacturers and GPOs. It’s important that physicians and teaching hospitals confirm the accuracy of the financial relationships reported about them. Read more

Now Available — The ASNC ImageGuide™ Fact Sheet

ImageGuide™, the nation’s first cardiovascular nuclear imaging data registry was recently introduced by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. Highlighting the data collection and the overall benefits of the registry is the newly released fact sheet.

View Heart Rhythm’s 36th Annual Scientific Session Abstracts

Through more than three days of learning, physicians, allied health care professionals, and scientists came together in May at Heart Rhythm 2015 to learn about innovations in science, education, and technology from the world’s most noted experts on heart rhythm disorders. If you weren’t able to attend, you can still view the 2015 abstracts here.

 



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