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  • In the News

    • 10.31.13

      AMIC Encouraged by Inclusion of Appropriateness Criteria in SGR Proposal

      Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today commended Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) for their bipartisan efforts to include imaging appropriateness criteria in a joint policy proposal to reform the Medicare physician payment system and permanently eliminate the continual threat of drastic reimbursement cuts for physician services called for under the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.‪

    • 05.24.13

      How many scans were you able to identify?

      Find out a bit more about each scan.

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    • 06.20.12

      Imaging groups respond to JAMA utilization study

      AuntMinnie | Erik L. Ridley

      The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) said the JAMA study
      affirms there was a decline in medical imaging utilization in recent years among
      both Medicare and privately insured individuals.

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  • Legislation & Regulatory Updates

    • 01.12.12

      AMIC Urges MedPAC to Consider Correlation between Inadequate Medicare Reimbursement for Medical Imaging and Adverse Patient Outcomes

      Washington, D.C. – The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) must consider the potential downstream impact on beneficiaries’ access and health outcomes when advising Congress about physician payments, the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) said today.

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    • 07.21.11

      AMIC Applauds Senators For Defending Patient Access to Medical Imaging

      Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today applauded the efforts of a bipartisan group of senators, led by Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Herb Kohl (D-WI), who took a stand to protect patient access to medical imaging in a letter to President Obama.

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    • 06.15.11

      MEDPAC RECOMMENDATIONS THREATEN PATIENT ACCESS TO THE RIGHT SCAN AT THE RIGHT TIME

      Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today said that despite acknowledging that advanced imaging services growth is flat, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) recommendations to reduce reimbursements for CT, MRI and PET services and impose prior authorization requirements will reduce patients’ access to life-saving diagnostic and therapeutic services. AMIC called on Congress to reject the recommendations.

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  • Press Releases

    • 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.

    • 05.30.14

      AMIC Applauds Congress for Urging Medicare to Cover LDCT for Lung

      Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today applauded Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) for spearheading a bipartisan letter signed by 45 Senate leaders, urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to complete the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for Medicare beneficiaries with a high risk of developing lung cancer.

    • 05.21.14

      AMIC Warns Against MedPAC’s Proposed Hospital Payment Cut for Diagnostic Imaging Services

      Washington, D.C. – The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today said that it opposes the severe hospital outpatient payment reductions for diagnostic imaging services outlined in Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) testimony at today’s Energy & Commerce (E&C) Committee hearing. AMIC said MedPAC’s proposal to reduce Medicare’s hospital outpatient department payments for imaging and other ambulatory services down to the physician office payment level will threaten to restrict patient access to critical diagnostic imaging services in the hospital setting.

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