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ACR Applauds Congress' Passage Of Consolidated Appropriations Act

Aunt Minnie (12/19) reported that “The American College of Radiology (ACR) is applauding” last week’s “passage of the $1.15 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act by Congress.” The group “in particular lauded patient access protections included in the bill, which improve medicine and enable a step toward better healthcare policy, according to the” ACR. These include a rollback of the Medicare multiple procedure payment reduction to professional component reimbursement for advanced imaging scans performed on the same patient, in the same session, on the same day, and a two-year delay in implementation of draft USPSTF mammography recommendations. In a statement, the ACR wrote, “The ACR, its member physicians, patients, and others continue to work with Congress and regulators to move imaging care forward and safeguard patient access to that care.” The statement added, “Passage of this bill is a tremendous step forward for that process.”

From: Dec. 21 ACR Daily News Scan


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