American College of Radiology NEMA XR-29 Frequently Asked Questions

Jan. 2, 2016—The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) signed into law in April 2014 was the last “patch” of the SGR and included many implications for imaging providers. Among these are requirements that health care providers comply with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) XR-29 Standard Attributes on CT Equipment Related to Dose Optimization and Management, also known as MITA Smart Dose. The final rule was published at the end of October 2015. This law went into effect on January 1, 2016.

Be sure you know what is expected and take action to avoid cuts to your reimbursements. The ACR Frequently Asked Questions contain current information on meeting this new requirement.

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