Just received this blurb in one of our daily e-mail journals.
Reimbursement: Cardiac community wins expanded PET coverage
After extensive lobbying efforts from physician advocacy groups, CMS has
agreed to reimburse for primary, diagnostic positron emission tomography
(PET) scans of cardiac patients.
I believe that the physicians behind our vascular labs are not speaking
loud enough for their own reimbursement and although SVT and others are
trying to " bark" for the salvation of our specialty, it ultimately will be
those that " bite": and sink their teeth into CMS for anything to be done.
Just a thought on this rainy dreary day down in Houston!!!
Megan Hodge, RN RVT
Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
The Methodist Hospital, Houston,TX
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