July 3, 2018
The Medicare Administrative Contractor for Florida, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico have proposed to withdraw coverage for DatScan procedures. SNMMI noted that the draft decision included a discussion of some of the irrelevant literature and omitted other important literature such as SNMMI guidelines. We also cited the need for this test to ensure that patients get the most appropriate treatment, as well as avoid costly and inappropriate treatments that may have unintended consequences. SNMMI’s comments can be read here. No date has been released for a final decision.