Take Action: Congressional Sign-On Letter Next Step in Joint Society Efforts to Stop PET Cuts

News | Published: Sunday, September 22, 2019


In a continued effort to address significant reimbursement cuts of up to 80 percent for myocardial Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans in the physician office setting which were included in the proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the ACC, the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American College of Nuclear Medicine, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging have secured a Congressional sign-on letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by Reps. Mike Kelly, (R-PA), Ron Estes (R-KS), and Ron Kind (D-WI).

MedAxiom fully supports the joint society efforts to stop PET cuts and urges you to call your respective members of Congress and ask them to sign the letter which explains these concerns to CMS. Please call the Capitol Switchboard number at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your member of Congress. To find your representative, click here. Once connected with your representative’s office, ask them to contact Kevin Dawson (kevin.dawson@mail.house.gov) in Rep. Kelly's office, Alex Eveland (alex.eveland@mail.house.gov) in Rep. Kind's office, or Elizabeth Diohep (elizabeth.diohep@mail.house.gov) in Rep. Estes' office to join the letter. If you are an ACC member, you can contact your representative via this grassroots system

Through this letter, the societies want members of Congress to ask CMS to defer the proposed PET pricing and continue current payment levels while working with stakeholders to ensure that costs are accurately accounted for when setting payment rates for myocardial PET.

Learn more and take action today!