August 2, 2019 —
CMS Issues 2020 Payment Rules
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the calendar year 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rules on Monday, July 29, 2019.
July 31, 2019 —
SNMMI Launches Grassroots Movement
On Monday, July 29 SNMMI launched a letter writing campaign in support of H.R. 3772, the Medicare Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutical Payment Equity Act of 2019.
July 17, 2019 —
Bipartisan Group Moves to Expand Access to Diagnostic Radiopharmaceuticals
On July 16, a bipartisan group introduced the Medicare Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutical Payment Equity Act of 2019 (HR 3772). The bill would expand patient access to highly targeted, precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals that evaluate conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and some cancers—allowing patients to get the right treatment faster and saving taxpayers money.
June 5, 2019 —
USP Publishes General Chapter <825> Effective December 1, 2019
On June 1, the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) published General Chapter <825> Radiopharmaceuticals – Preparation, Compounding, Dispensing, and Repackaging. This General Chapter provides uniform minimum standards for the preparation, compounding, dispensing, and repackaging of sterile and non-sterile radiopharmaceuticals for humans and animals that occur as part of state-licensed activities.