MITA Submits Comment Letter to Senate Finance & House Ways and Means Regarding Bipartisan SGR Reform Discussion Draft

11.13.13

Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today submitted a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) in response to their Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform framework discussion draft.

“MITA commends Sens. Baucus and Hatch and Reps. Camp and Levin for their progress in developing a more effective reimbursement framework to protect Medicare beneficiaries’ access to health care,” said Gail Rodriguez, executive director of MITA. “We look forward to continuing to work with policymakers to promote the appropriate use of medical imaging services and ensure beneficiaries have access to these life-saving imaging and radiation therapy technologies. Physician-developed appropriateness criteria – not across-the-board imaging cuts – is how to best address inappropriate use of imaging.”

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The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA, is the collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers. It represents companies whose sales comprise more than 90 percent of the global market for medical imaging technology and radiation therapy. For more information, visit www.medicalimaging.org. Follow MITA on Twitter @MITAToday.