Updated: Complimentary Webinar for Positron Emission Tomography Imaging for Solid Tumors

July 2, 2013

Updated: Complimentary Webinar for Positron Emission Tomography Imaging for Solid Tumors

UPDATE - 7/2/13

If you could not attend the webinar on June 19, but would like to receive a credit please click on the appropriate link below:

  • AAPC (For AAPC CEUs, further information can be found at the Merlino Healthcare Consulting Corp. Once there, please register for the webinar and follow the instructions)

If you only wish to view the webinar, a full recording can be found here.


Positron Emission Tomography Imaging for Solid Tumors Post CMS Final Decision (CAG-00181R4)
Date: June 19, 2013
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm ET
Registration is complimentary for this event.


The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI),The National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR), and Merlino Healthcare Consulting (MHCCC) held a webinar to review and discuss the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final PET coverage decision to end coverage with evidence development (CED) for NOPR-covered FDG PET indications (CAG-00181R4), that was released on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013.

On March 13, 2013, CMS released a proposed PET Coverage Decision to end CED for NOPR-covered FDG-PET indications, and to cover one FDG-PET scan for subsequent treatment strategy indications for all cancers (except for prostate cancer), with additional scans covered at the discretion of local Medicare Administrative Contractors. Since then, CMS has received numerous public comments and posted their final decision on June 11, 2013. Any change to the National Coverage Policy means changes for your practice, and this program is designed to assist during this transition period by reviewing how the change will affect NOPR registration, Medicare coding and billing for FDG-PET after the final decision.

This webinar will:

  • Review the CMS Final Coverage Decision (CAG-00181R4)
  • Discuss coding, billing, implementation and logistics for:
    • NOPR PET studies with dates of service (DOS) prior to CMS Final Decision
    • FDG-PET studies with DOS immediately post the CMS Final Decision
    • NOPR (NaF PET) Registry
  • Address participants questions

    Credit statements:
  1. SNMMI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.  SNMMI designates this live education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  2. The SNMMI, through its Verification of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program, has approved this meeting for a maximum of 1.0 Category A+ credits or 1.0 continuing education hours (CEHs)

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