AMIC represents a broad cross-section of patients and providers:
The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition represents more than 100,000 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.
Organized to address the 2005 DRA imaging cuts:
The coalition was organized in early 2006, soon after Congress passed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which significantly reduced the level of funding for medical imaging services provided in independent imaging facilities and physician offices. The coalition conducts public affairs, advocacy, and educational activities on behalf of legislation to address these payment reductions. It also promotes the adoption of policies that focus on medical imaging quality and appropriateness, so that patients are receiving the right imaging test by the right provider at the right time.
AMIC members include:
Academy of Molecular Imaging
Academy of Radiology Research
Advanced Medical Technology Association
Alliance for Aging Research
Alliance Imaging, Inc.
Alzheimer’s Disease International
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
American College of Cardiology
American College of Radiation Oncology
American College of Radiology
American Federation for Aging Research
American Radiology Associates
American Radiology Services
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Association for Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers
Association for Quality Imaging
Cardiology Advocacy Alliance
Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research
Colon Cancer Alliance
Institute for Molecular Technologies
International Society for Clinical Densitronomy
Lung Cancer Alliance
Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
National Patient Advocate Foundation
Radiology Corporation of America
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Society for Vascular Surgery
Society for Vascular Ultrasound
Society of Interventional Radiology
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Strategic Outpatient Services, Inc.
The Endocrine Society
Trident Molecular Imaging
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.