The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) was signed into law on April 1, 2014, mandating all physicians and ordering professionals in the Medicare program to consult with a qualified Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software based on appropriate use criteria (AUC) for ordering advanced imaging studies such as diagnostic MRI, CT and nuclear medicine or PET services. Continue reading to find out all the details and reactions throughout the medical imaging industry.
Be sure to visit us at RSNA 2015, where we’ll have our expert staff on hand to answer questions, provide in-person demonstrations and discuss new opportunities.
Big news hit in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month as the American Cancer Society (ACS) released 2015 recommendations for breast cancer screenings for women who are considered average-risk. The new recommendations are evidence-based and balance the benefits and harms of both mammograms and clinical exams.
In an eye-opening one hour webinar session presented by RadSite, William W. Orrison, Jr., MD, MBA, speaks to the topic of Patient Safety in Medical Imaging. A nationally known expert in radiation safety and RadSite’s chief medical officer, Dr. Orrison is the chief of neuroradiology and medical director at Nevada Imaging Centers and the author of more than 150 medical publications. In addition, Dr. Orrison also serves as RadSite’s Chief Medical Officer and Chair of the Standards Committee. In this webinar, Dr. Orrison shares anecdotal stories that underscore the importance of awareness, proper information and safety in radiation. He also demonstrates a compelling need for consistent quality standards for diagnostic imaging through an accreditation program such as RadSite.
If you have an accredited PET facility and want to participate in the $100 million PET IDEAS study, now is the time to register. Registration opened October 28, 2015. To be eligible, you must be accredited by one of three accepted organizations, which includes RadSite.