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  • 09.22.15

    AMIC Commends House Members for Their Support of CMS Implementation of Appropriate Use Criteria Policy

    Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) commends Reps. Michael Burgess (R-TX), Ami Bera (D-CA), Tom Price (R-GA), and 26 additional co-signers for submitting a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in support of the regulatory framework outlined in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule to implement imaging appropriate use criteria (AUC) requirements within Medicare. The 29 House Members that signed the letter encompass a bipartisan group that includes a number of physicians and other clinicians with medical expertise.

    “We are encouraged by the efforts of Reps. Michael Burgess, Ami Bera, Tom Price, and all the other Members of Congress that signed onto the letter, to support the CMS proposed rule requiring that the AUC guidelines be developed, maintained, and updated by clinicians and providers who care for patients on a daily basis, rather than for-profit resource use management entities, such as radiology benefit managers” said Tim Trysla, executive director of AMIC. “Expanded use of imaging AUC that can be accessed electronically in real-time will undoubtedly help ensure that patients receive the most appropriate diagnostic imaging procedure at the right time.”

    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.

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    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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