Physicians

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Upcoming Meetings

 

SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting

Join more than 5,000 of your colleagues from across the globe for the SNMMI Annual Meeting, taking place June 23-26 in Philadelphia. This year's meeting features more than 195 accredited CE and scientific sessions, 800+ scientific posters, a world-class exhibit hall and more. Build your schedule and get ready to join the best and brightest in the profession this June in Philly. More than 25 CE Credits available. Register now! 

Procedure Standards

Procedure standards help identify elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, while simultaneously controlling costs. Use of standardized procedures will increase the applicability of clinical research among multiple institutions, in turn, increasing the value of research studies, particularly in the field of technology assessment. SNMMI offers procedure standards in the following areas:

Cardiovascular System
Endocrine System
Gastrointestinal System
Genitourinary System
General
Infection and Inflammation

Skeletal System
Central Nervous System
Oncology
Pediatric
Pulmonary System
Therapy
EANM Guidelines
Collaborative Guidelines
Retired Guidelines
Guidelines Available for Public Comment

Coding and Reimbursement

The most up-to-date and comprehensive source for nuclear medicine coding and reimbursement information on the web. Please note that ALL information and materials within the SNMMI Coding Corner are direct products of the SNMMI Coding and Reimbursement Working Group.

For Hospitals (APCs, IPPS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for hospitals.

For Private Practices (RBRVS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for professionals in private practices.

Coding and Reimbursement Q&A This easy to use feature contains over 100 questions and answers related to topics such as cardiac, endocrine, neurology, nuclear medicine-related drugs, oncology, PET, PET/CT, radiopharmaceuticals, and more!

IDEAS Study Webinars and Resources

SNMMI offers a number of free resources on the Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, including free on-demand webinars:

 
On-Demand Free Webinars


Want more information about the IDEAS Study?

PET facilities that would like to join the study as imaging sites may apply for participation at www.ideas-study.org using the Login/Register portal.

Participating physicians may enroll eligible patients using the same portal. Background on the study, requirements for participation and a set of frequently asked questions are available on the IDEAS website.

 

Access SNMMI's IDEAS Study Free Resources

Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a comprehensive programs to assess the ongoing competence of physician specialists and their ability to provide quality health care in six general competencies:

 • Medical knowledge
 • Patient care
 • Interpersonal and communication skills
 • Professionalism
 • Practice-based learning and improvements
 • System-based practice
 
In the past, the certification process required successful completion of an approved educational program, an unrestricted medical license as evidence of professional standing, and passing the certification examination. Now nuclear medicine professionals can no longer simply take an exam to renew a certificate; lifelong learning must be documented.
 
The American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) MOC program is a process designed to document that nuclear medicine physicians maintain the necessary competencies to provide quality patient care in nuclear medicine. It is now an ongoing process and will require the assessment and improvement of practice performance by nuclear medicine physicians, as well as other physician specialists who wish to be certified, and/or maintain their certification, in nuclear medicine.

SNMMI Educational Programs for Physicians

New Member Benefit! Free Journal SAMs. 

Complimentary Journal SAM access is now available exclusively for SNMMI Members. Take advantage of this great new benefit and meet your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II Self Assessment program requirements.

View Journal SAMs 

Educational Programs for Physicians

SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of physicians, as well as providing opportunities to satisfy continuing medical education (CME) requirements, including Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.

 

 

 

  • July 19, 2018SNMMI Supports Bill Funding Mo-99 Domestic Production

    In a letter to the Senate and House subcommittees on Energy and Water Development, SNMMI President Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD, joined with leaders of other medical societies, patient groups, radiopharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, and medical imaging companies to urge support of a provision in both the Senate and House bills that would provide $20 million in additional funding to continue establishing domestic production of Mo-99.
    (Government Relations News)

  • July 18, 2018The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Impact Factor Increases by 12 Percent

    The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM)—SNMMI's flagship publication—has again been ranked among the top medical imaging journals worldwide, according to new data released in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports© published by Clarivate Analytics. JNM’s impact factor went up from 6.646 (2016) to 7.439 (2017).
    (Press Release)

  • July 13, 2018CMS Proposes 2019 Payment Rule for Physicians

    CMS issued its CY 2019 proposed payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
    (Government Relations News)

  • July 12, 2018Availability of Mo-99

    Nuclear reactors in both South Africa and Australia are off-line for unscheduled reasons. Efforts are being made to reduce the impact on patients.
    (SNMMI News)

Spotlight

ACNM/SNMMI Complimentary Joint Webinar: Nuclear Medicine Imaging of TBI and PTSD

Date: July 10, 2018 | 12:00 pm ET
Speaker: Gholam Reza Berenji, MD, MS, FACNM

Upon completion of this course the audience will learn about:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury epidemiology and etiologies
  • Challenges in evaluating patients with TBI
  • Brain PET vs. SPECT for evaluation of TBI and PTSD
  • Clinical and research application of FDG and non-FDG PET in TBI and PTSD


Registration Fee: SNMMI Full and Associate Members - Free

The SNMMI designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians.

Please note: space is limited and expected to fill quickly. 

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