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Medicare proposes expanded coverage for cancer-related FDG-PET

January 7, 2009 Medicare proposes expanded coverage for cancer-related FDG-PET By James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed Tuesday to grant routine Medicare payment for numerous cancer-related FDG-PET applications evaluated by the National Oncology PET Registry, a program managed by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network. The proposed coverage determination potentially eliminates the currently rigorous reporting requirements for use of FDG-PET for the initial postdiagnostic evaluation of numerous types of cancer. As part of a 2005 compromise between CMS and PET advocates, Medicare reimbursement was granted for the staging, restaging, and evaluation of the therapeutic response of cancers as part of CMS's Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) program.

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