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Erika Hanson Brown

Erika Hanson Brown, Colorado

When Erika Hanson Brown was going through colon cancer eight years ago, she often felt alone in navigating her treatment and staying connected with others, especially locally in Denver where she lives. » Read more

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Right Scan Right Time Newsletter: February Spotlight

New Study Shows That Imaging Use Declines

New data from the Moran Company released by the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition earlier this month shows that imaging service delivery declined in 2009 by 7.1 percent overall and that that the volume of advanced imaging services has decreased by .1 percent. » Read more

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  • 02.3.15

    AMIC Says White House 2016 Budget Threatens Patient Access to Medical Imaging

    Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today expressed concern that President Obama’s proposed 2016 budget would harm patient access to medical imaging services by implementing a prior authorization system for advanced medical imaging and establishing “site-neutral” payments for Medicare reimbursement for all services performed in offsite hospital outpatient departments, including imaging. The current Medicare payment systems maintain two separate fee schedules for hospital outpatient services and physician office services because providing care in an integrated hospital system is different than in the physician office.

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  • 10.27.14

    Physician Panel Highlights Impact of Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) on Patient Outcomes and Costs

    Washington, D.C. – A panel of physicians convened by the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today said that impending Medicare guidelines requiring physicians to consult with appropriate use criteria (AUC) and clinical decision support (CDS) tools when ordering diagnostic imaging services will improve patient outcomes and help manage health care costs.

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  • 06.25.14

    AMIC Says New JAMA Study Underscores Value of 3D Mammography

    Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today said that a study in the June 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) underscores the value of ongoing research toward improved methods of detecting and treating invasive cancer.

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