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Government Relations

ACNM Government Relations Areas of Focus

  • Representation of nuclear physician's interests before Congress and federal regulatory bodies
  • Monthly government affairs reports
  • Electronic issue alerts
  • FDA activities with respect to review and approval of radiopharmaceuticals
  • NRC quality assurance activities
  • Efforts to influence federal funding for nuclear medicine research
  • Educational and training requirements for NRC licensure
  • Nuclear medicine political action committee

Breaking News

ACNM relays concern about Executive Order 13769, suspending the entry of alien nationals from seven countries, to the US President.  Read ACNM's letter to the president.

ACNM responds to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Draft Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses (NRC-2016-0122), questioning the utility of the proposed revision.  Read ACNM's response.

Latest News

  • April 18, 2018SNMMI Seeks to Change Aetna's PET Coverage Policy
    On March 30, 2018, Aetna issued a revised PET coverage policy that failed to cover Dotatate and Fluciclovine. SNMMI requests that it change these policies.
  • April 11, 2018Aria Razmaria, MD, Awarded 2018 Henkin Fellowship
    SNMMI and the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging are pleased to announce that Aria Razmaria, MD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Robert E. Henkin Government Relations Fellowship.
  • March 27, 2018Medicare Jurisdiction J Transition from Cahaba to Palmetto GBA
    On February 23, 2018, Palmetto GBA officially transitioned all Part A and Part B Jurisdiction J providers. SNMMI has concerns about the rate differences with the new policy.
  • March 23, 2018Partial Relief for High-Value Radiopharmaceuticals in Signed Budget Bill
    Buried in the Budget Bill that was just signed into law is a provision that provides some high-value radiopharmaceuticals partial and temporary relief. It also mandates that the Government Accountability Office study the problems with reimbursement for these drugs and report back to Congress.
  • March 21, 2018SNMMI Seeks Expanded Coverage for NaF PET
    SNMMI, the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS), and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are recommending that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reconsider the current restrictive coverage policy for NaF PET imaging to identify bone metastases, which can inform treatment strategy.
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