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Clinical Decision Support and Appropriate Use Criteria: 10 Months Away
3/1/2017
The current effective date for Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) is January 1, 2018. AHRA recently conducted a member survey to gauge how feasible the current CDS/AUC implementation timeline is.
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TX Bills Could Create RA Licensure
3/17/2017
House Bill 3040 and Senate Bill 315 will reauthorize the functions of the Texas Medical Board and require the board to issue a radiologist assistant certificate to a radiologic technologist who is certified by the ARRT as a registered radiologist assistant or by the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants as a radiology practitioner assistant. 
Read more at ASRT.

WV May Repeal Patient Protection Law
3/3/2017
Introduced by Sen. Craig Blair and Rep. Daniel Hamrick, Senate Bill 195 and House Bill 2681 would eliminate the West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners. The board oversees the licensing program for the radiologic technologists who administer ionizing radiation during medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures.
Read more at ASRT.

Clinical Decision Support and Appropriate Use Criteria: 10 Months Away
3/1/2017
The current effective date for Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) is January 1, 2018. AHRA recently conducted a member survey to gauge how feasible the current CDS/AUC implementation timeline is.
Read more in Link

Medicare Clarifies LCS Coverage Rules for IDTFs
2/17/2017
CMS has affirmed that all facilities that perform low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening must meet all the requirements described in the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for the procedure. This includes IDTFs, as CMS did not make exclusions in terms of “all facilities.” 
Read more at ACR.

Licensing Rules Revised in MA
2/16/2017
Changes include new advanced practice licensing categories for CT, PET, nuclear medicine and radiologist assistants. The revisions also include updates to some continuing education requirements and administrative procedures related to the issuance and revocation of licenses.
Read more at ASRT.

Texas APRNs Could Perform Imaging
2/10/2017
House Bill 1415 and Senate Bill 681 would exempt APRNs from established state licensing requirements and allow them to perform medical imaging procedures without any education or training in radiation protection measures, patient positioning techniques and radiation physics principles.
Read more at ASRT.

States Consider Mandated DBT Coverage
2/10/2017
At least five states (MD, NH, NJ, NY, and TX) are considering legislation that would require health care insurers to cover digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).
Read more at ACR.

CMS Extends EHR Attestation Deadline
2/10/2017
CMS has extended the deadline for Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program attestations to March 13 for reporting periods that occurred in 2016.
Read more at ACR.