PET Medicare decision doesn't go far enough, medical device makers say

March 12, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid lift a non-coverage decision for positron emission tomography in oncologic uses, but that's not enough for the Medicare Imaging & Technology Alliance.

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The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a shift in their decision regarding reimbursement for positron emission tomography scanning that will open the door for states to make their own coverage decisions for PET.

Lobbying group Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance supported the move, but chided the agency for failing to make the decision universal. CMS applied the shift specifically to oncologic tracers, despite MITA's request.

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