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  • 07.8.09

    Statement on CMS Proposal to Increase Imaging Utilization Assumption Rates

    Access to Medical Imaging Coalition

    The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today expressed concern over the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ recent recommendations to President Obama and Members of Congress to reduce Medicare reimbursement rates…

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  • 06.30.09

    Study: Diagnostic Imaging Associated with Improved Health Outcomes, Little or No Impact on Cost

    The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance

    The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) commended today the release of a new study demonstrating that use of imaging services in hospitals is associated with lower patient mortality, with little or no impact on length of stay and cost.

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  • 06.18.09

    Data: Actual Imaging Use Far Below President’s Rec. 95% Utilization Rate for Medicare

    Access to Medical Imaging Coalition

    The amount of time imaging equipment is in use in outpatient settings does not approach use rates President Obama and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommend Medicare utilize to calculate reimbursement for imaging, according to data recently…

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  • 06.17.09

    Study Demonstrates Significant Increases in Life Expectancy Due to Advanced Medical Imaging

    A recent study conducted by Columbia University professor Frank Lichtenberg, Ph.D., demonstrated that increased utilization of advanced medical imaging, such as CT and MRI, between 1991 and 2004 improved life expectancy rates by a significant factor…

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  • 06.11.09

    ACRIN Issues Report on Patient Preferences for Colon Screening

    CTC Working Group

    The CTC Working Group, a coalition of physician providers, colon cancer patient advocates and imaging equipment manufacturers, today commended the American College of Radiological Imaging Network (ACRIN) for its recently released report on patients’ colon screening preferences…

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  • 05.12.09

    CTC Working Group Urges CMS to Reconsider Non-Coverage Decision on CT Colonography

    CTC Working Group

    The CTC Working Group, a coalition of physician providers, colon cancer patient advocates and imaging equipment manufacturers, today said they were disappointed that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision for computed tomography colonography (CTC)…

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  • 04.30.09

    Statement on Senate Finance Committee Health Policy Proposals

    Access to Medical Imaging Coalition

    Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today commended Chairman Max Baucus and Sen. Chuck Grassley and offered its support for proposed policies regarding medical imaging…

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  • 03.16.09

    New Analysis Shows Significant Decreases in Imaging Spending

    Access to Medical Imaging Coalition

    Medicare spending on advanced imaging was reduced by 19.2 percent from 2006 to 2007 and volume of service grew by a modest 1.9 percent, according to a Moran Company analysis released today by the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition…

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  • 02.26.09

    Statement on Obama Budget

    Access to Medical Imaging Coalition

    Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today said that while the group shares the same health policy goals to provide all Americans with access to affordable, quality health care outlined in President Obama’s federal budget…

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  • 02.25.09

    MedPAC Report on Medical Imaging Based on Flawed Survey and Should Be Rejected

    Access to Medical Imaging Coalition

    Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today said that MedPAC’s recent recommendation to dramatically change the formula that determines physician reimbursement rates for advanced imaging procedures is based on a deeply flawed survey that should be rejected…

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