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CMS Should Delay PET Reassignment To New APC By One Year - AdvaMed

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' decision to reassign FDG positron emission tomography (PET) to a new ambulatory payment classification (APC) in calendar 2002 does not keep pace with current uses of the imaging procedure nor with PET's increasing acceptance by clinicians, according to the device trade group AdvaMed.
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