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  • 03.31.14

    AMIC Applauds Congress for Including Appropriate Use Criteria in SGR Patch

    Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today applauded Congressional leaders for passage of legislation to extend the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) patch for 12 months as part of a bipartisan Medicare payment reform package.

    “We are encouraged by the inclusion of an Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) policy to ensure proper use of medical imaging, rather than calling for restrictive, across-the-board reimbursement cuts for imaging services,” said Tim Trysla, executive director of AMIC. “The best way to support physicians in ordering the right diagnostic imaging scan at the right time is for Medicare to encourage physicians and patients to make treatment decisions that best suit individualized needs and circumstances.”

    AMIC has long stressed the importance of working with the physician community within the field of diagnostic imaging through the implementation of AUC and will continue to work with policymakers and physicians alike to implement this step forward in Medicare reimbursement.


    The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition represents physicians, medical providers, and patient organizations throughout the U.S. It also includes health technology firms that manufacture imaging equipment and supplies and that employ tens of thousands of workers. Thus, AMIC represents those who develop medical imaging technologies, those who apply it, and those who benefit from it.

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